In The Wine Questionnaire, Daniel Johnnes, wine director for Daniel Boulud’s Dinex Group, responds, “Ask anyone in the world of wine and they will laugh at the question. Burgundy!!!”
Michael Dovaz, author of Fine Wines, “Burgundy.”
Jay McInerney, wine columnist for The Wall Street Journal, “Burgundy.”
Mario Batali, Italian chef, “Burgundy.”
Benjamin Roffet, head sommelier at the Trianon Palace at Versailles, “Burgundy.”
In Secrets of the Sommeliers, Rajat Parr, wine director of the Mina Group, writes, “My favorite wine, my obsession for many years, is Burgundy. … At their best, the reds and whites of Burgundy are perhaps the greatest wines in the world.”
In Secrets, Ragat devotes 25 pages to the 30-mile slope of Burgundy’s Cote d’Or and perhaps 250 words to Bordeaux, writing, “As a destination in the French wine country, Bordeaux is less appealing than almost anywhere else. … I see no reason why I should go to Bordeaux when I can go to Burgundy and actually learn about wine and experience the true environment of its making where I can see vineyards, visit cellars, and talk to winemakers.”
Originally posted May 22, 2015.