Tag Archives: Burgundy

Getting affectionate about Oregon pinot noir

During my recent trip to Louisiana, my generous host Kevin Hill (pictured with his wife Mary Virginia) was keen to crack a few bottles of great Burgundy. He has a wonderful cellar under his home in Shreveport, bulging with great Burgundy, which he loves to share. I was there to host a ‘wine and geology’ dinner for his group of wine-loving oil-industry geologists. It was their eighth annual dinner, the previous one having been hosted by one Clive Coates MW, who reportedly relieved Kevin’s cellar of quite a lot of Burgundy. And Champagne.

Refreshing Chablis

Garnier & Fils Chablis, Burgundy 2014 AUD $36 The colour is bright, light yellow and the aroma is typical Chablis: chalky, savoury, with some green herb notes. The palate is light and restrained with balanced acidity and soft texture. A refreshing, more-ish dry white. (Cork;