Friday, January 20, 2017

Lunch at Pinasse Café, Cap Ferret - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Picture: Lunch at Pinasse Café, Cap Ferret

Following the visit of  La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux City in the morning (To visit this stunning museum which opened its doors in the spring of 2016 is a must. Architects Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières designed a building), we drove to Cap Ferret for lunch at Pinasse Café. Cap Ferret is on the tip of the Basin d’Arcachon, the famous oyster harvesting bay.

Pinasse Café in Cap Ferret is a popular restaurant specializing in seafood, with a gorgeous view over the bay, the oyster farms and the village of Arcachon and the Dunes de Pilat, the largest in Europe, in the distance.

Following lunch, we visited the Earl Ostrea Chanca oyster farm of Ralph Doerfler.

For other interesting seafood places in the Cap Ferret area, see: Schiller’s Favorite Seafood Places in Bordeaux City, France - An Update

Picture: Lunch at Pinasse Café

A "pinasse" describes a small sail boat design which served French oystermen for centuries as an important work boat. They were about 20 to 30 feet long, narrow, flat bottomed, with a round stern, usually equipped with one mast (occasionally also two), no jib, a center board at times and a rudder, with plenty carrying capacity for oysters. If the oystermen happened to get stuck in a prolonged wind lull, they could return to shore by paddle.

Pictures: Lunch at Pinasse Café

Bottin Gourmand: Authentique et chaleureux, le Pinasse Café jouit d'une situation privilégiée. Les pieds dans l'eau du bassin d’Arcachon, vous pouvez déguster des moules aux aiguilles de pin, une blanquette de seiche, ou encore d'incroyables homards rôtis sauce sauternes, le tout préparé par le chef Emmanuel Goncalves. Généreux plateaux de fruits de mer. Vue imprenable sur la dune du Pilat. C'est assez magique.

Pictures: Lunch at Pinasse Café

Pictures: Lunch at Pinasse Café

Oyster Banks

From the restaurant you had a gorgious view of the oyster banks.

Pictures: The Oyster Banks

Postings on the Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France (Posted and Forthcoming):

Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015), France

Bordeaux Wine Tour 2013 by ombiasy

Bordeaux Wines and their Classifications: The Basics

Bordeaux - En Primeur, Negociants, Courtiers, the Quai de Chartons and the Place de Bordeaux – A Short Introduction

How Does the Negociant System in Bordeaux Work? Tour and Tasting at Millésima - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Dining and Wining on Boulevard Montparnasse in Paris: La Rotonde, Le Dôme and La Coupole, France – Pre-Bordeaux Wine Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours, France

Tour and Tasting from Barrel at Domaine de Chevalier, Graves, Appellation Pessac-Léognan, Grand Cru Classé, with Owner Adrien Bernard - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Dinner with a View: At Restaurant L’Estacade in Bordeaux City - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Bordeaux City - An Update

Schiller’s Favorite Seafood Places in Bordeaux City, France - An Update

Saint Emilion Wines and their Classification, Bordeaux, France

Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in St. Emilion, France

The Wine Empire of the von Neipperg Family in France, Bulgaria and Germany

Tour and Tasting at Château Canon La Gaffelière, Appellation Saint-Emilion, Premier Grand Cru Classé – Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Tour and Wine Pairing Lunch at Château Beauséjour, Appellation Puisseguin Saint-Emilion, with Owner/ Winemaker Gérard Dupuis - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Tour and Tasting at Château Figeac, Premier Grand Cru Classé B, in Saint-Émilion – Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Tour and Tasting at Château Beauregard, Appellation Pomerol – Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Tour with Dany Rolland: Château Le Bon Pasteur in Pomerol – Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Wine-pairing Lunch at Château Le Bon Pasteur, Pomerol, with Dany Rolland – Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Tasting were it all Started: At the "Garage" of Jean-Luc Thunevin, Owner and Winermaker of Château Valandraud, Premier Grand Cru Classé since 2012 - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Charcuterie and Fromage at Chez Pascal in Saint Emilion - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Tour and Tasting at Château de Fargues, Sauternes, with Prince Eudes d’Orléans - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Wine-pairing Lunch at the 1-star Michelin Restaurant Claude Darroze, with Marie-Hélène Lévêque, Owner of Châteaux Chantegrive - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Visit: Château de Chantegrive, Appellation Grave, with Owner Marie-Hélène Lévêque - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Visit and Tasting: Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, Grand Cru Classé – Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015), France

Lunch at the Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Restaurant La Grand’ Vigne (Chef: Nicolas Masse, 2 Stars Michelin) - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Visit of La Cité du Vin - Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France

Seafood lunch at Pinasse Cafe in Cap Ferret

Tour of the Earl Ostrea Chanca Oyster Farm and Oyster Tasting in Grand-Piquey, with Oyster Farmer Ralph Doerfler

The 5 Premiers Grands Crus Chateaux en 1855 of Bordeaux, France

What is a Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois? France

Tourt and tasting at Château Palmer, Margaux, 3ième Grand Cru Classé

Tour and Tasting at Château Pichon-Longueville-Baron, Pauillac, 2ième Grand Cru Classé

Wine Lunch at Château Pichon-Longueville-Baron, Pauillac, 2ième Grand Cru Classé

Tour and Tasting at Château Lafon-Rochet, Saint-Estèphe, 4ième Grand Cru Classé, with Owner Michel Tesseron

At the Invitation of Owner Michel Tesseron: Private Dinner at Château Lafon-Rochet, Saint-Estèphe, 4ième Grand Cru Classé

Tour and Tasting at Château Sociando Mallet, Appellation Haut-Médoc

How a Barrel is Made: Visit of the Cooperage Berger & Fils in Vertheuil

Lunch were the Locals eat: At Le Peyrat in Saint-Estèphe in Saint Estephe

Tour and Tasting at Château Léoville Poyferré, Saint-Julien, 2ième Grand Cru Classé, with Anne Cuvelier

Tour and Tasting at Château Margaux, Appellation Margaux, 1ière Grand Cru Classé

Tour and Tasting at Château Kirwan, Appellation Margaux, 3ième Grand Cru Classé, with Owner Nathalie Schyler

Picnic Lunch at Château Kirwan, Appellation Margaux, 3ième Grand Cru Classé, with Owner Nathalie Schyler

Tour and Wine Dinner at Château Haut-Bailly, Graves, Appellation Pessac-Léognan, Grand Cru Classé, with Daina Paulin

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Book Review by Christian Schiller in Journal of Wine Economics (Vol 11, No 3): MARK E. RICARDO: Simply Burgundy: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Wines of Burgundy. Mark E. Ricardo Book, 2014, 56 pp., ISBN 978-0990513704 Q4 (paperback), $12.99

Picture: Simply Burgundy – “A Practical Guide to Understanding the Wines of Burgundy” by Mark E. Ricardo

Burgundy is the most terroir-oriented region in France if not in the whole world. The focus is on the area of origin, as opposed to Bordeaux, where classifications are producer driven and awarded to individual chateaux. A specific vineyard (climat or lieu-dit) will bear a given classification, regardless of the wine’s producer.

The main levels in the Burgundy classifications, in descending order of quality, are as follows:

– Grand cru wines are produced from a small number of grand cru vineyards in the Côte d’Or and make up 2% of the production at 35 hectoliters per hectare. There are 33 grand cru vineyards in Burgundy.

– Premier cru wines are produced from specific vineyards that are considered Q5 to be of high quality, but slightly lower than grand cru. They make up 12% of production at 45 hectoliters per hectare.

– Village appellation wines are produced from vineyard sites within the boundaries of 1 of 42 villages. Village wines make up 36% of production at 50 hectoliters per hectare.

– Regional appellation wines are wines that are allowed to be produced over the entire region or over an area significantly larger than that of an individual village. These appellations can be divided into four groups: The new Coteaux Bourguignons appellation covers wines made throughout the greater Bourgogne region, from the Chablis region in the north to and including the Beaujolais region in the south. Bourgogne is the standard appellation for wines made anywhere throughout the region excluding Chablis and Beaujolais; these wines may be produced at 55 hectoliters per hectare.

Subregional appellations cover a part of Burgundy larger than a village; examples are Hautes-Côtes de Beaune and Mâcon-Villages. -Wines of specific styles or other grape varieties include white Bourgogne Aligoté (which is made with the Aligoté grape), red Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains (which can contain up to two-thirds Gamay), and sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne.

Simply Burgundy: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Wines of Burgundy by Mark E. Ricardo, a practicing attorney, a registered investment advisor, and the founder and president of Trellis Fine Wine Investments, focuses on exactly that—the classification of Burgundy. With 45 pages plus three appendices, it is about the same number of pages as the Burgundy chapter in Karen MacNeil’s popular Wine Bible. I would call Simply Burgundy a booklet.

Although the Wine Bible provides a good introduction to Burgundy, Simply Burgundy: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Wines of Burgundy is not an introduction to Burgundy, but an introduction to the classification of Burgundy. Furthermore, it does not go deeply into the ins and outs of the Burgundy classification but stays with the essentials, leaving aside details and aspects of lesser importance of the classification.

The structure of the booklet is as follows: After 1 page on “Regions and Grape Varietals,” the author explains in 7 pages the concept of the Burgundy classification. This is followed by reviews of the classification region by region: Chablis (3 pages), Côte d’Or (23 pages), Côte Chalonaise (2 pages), Mâconais (3 pages), and Beaujolais (3 pages). Yes, the booklet includes Chablis and even Beaujolais, which in many books about Burgundy are excluded.

An essential part of the Burgundy classification is the system of climats, which I would have liked to be more developed by the author. Climat is a term for a specific vineyard site of a few hectares. The system of climats in Burgundy was granted World Heritage Status by UNESCO last year. Although the author never uses the word climat, he refers to the climats with grand cru and premier cru status but leaves all the other climats aside (village climat). You can find the latter regularly on Burgundy labels, more in Burgundy’s export than domestic market. Interestingly, the new German wine classification system, which is modeled after the Burgundy classification system, does not allow winemakers to indicate climats on labels that have neither grand cru nor premier cru status.

There are practically no numbers in the booklet. One does not find anything about the size of the various regions, subregions, and vineyards or yield restrictions at the various levels of the classification, to name a few areas, where numbers would have been helpful to understand Burgundy.

At the lowest level of the classification, the regional level, the booklet is silent on most categories. That may have been motivated by the thought that the targeted readers of the booklet would mainly be interested in the upper levels of the classification.

Looking beyond the classification, the Burgundy lovers agree that although the classification is important to ascertain the quality of a wine before opening a bottle, equally important, if not more important, is who produced the wine (i.e., the winemaker). The famous Clos Vougeot, for example, is owned by about 80 different vignerons, and they all put exactly the same text on the label of their wine bottles, while the quality of Clos Vougeot (and price) varies widely among the range of  producers.

The author touched on this issue by adding a list of top producers for each region. The effort is commendable, but I would have appreciated some background information on the producers, such as annual production, négociant (that buys the grapes) and/or domain (that grows its own grapes), and price range.

Continuing to look beyond the classification, there is, of course, nothing in Simply Burgundy: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Wines of Burgundy on the history of Burgundy, nor is there anything on the structure of the industry.

The origins of Burgundy’s classification can be found in the work of the Cistercians who were able to delineate plots of land that produced wine of distinct character. The Roman Catholic Church had an important influence on the Burgundy classification. As the power of the church decreased, vineyards were sold to the bourgeoisie. The Napoleonic inheritance laws resulted in the continued subdivision of many vineyards so that some winemakers hold only a row or two of vines.

In terms of the structure of the industry, the role of négociants, who do not own vineyards, is not referred to at all. Négociants play a vital role in the Bourgogne. Négociants sell wines at all quality levels, including grand cru.

To sum up, this is a very small book (a booklet) with the objective of providing “a practical guide to understanding the wines of Burgundy.” The author is concentrating on one aspect—the classification of the wines of Burgundy—and leaves many other aspects that are equally important to “understanding the wines of Burgundy” aside. On the aspect he covers (i.e., the classification), he does not explore the ins and outs of it but focuses on the essentials.

I like the booklet very much as a reference. For the next edition, I would love to see more maps in the booklet. In the current one, there is only an overall map of the Burgundy region with its five subregions.

Christian G.E. Schiller
International Monetary Fund (ret.) and
Emeritus Professor, University of Mainz, Germany
cschiller@schiller-wine.com

Journal of Wine Economics (JWE) (Vol 11, No 3)


Introduction to the Issue (FULL TEXT PDF)Karl Storchmann

Does Organic Wine Taste Better? An Analysis of Experts Ratings
(FULL TEXT PDF)
Magali A. Delmas, Olivier Gergaud & Jinghui Lim

Time-Varying Risk Premiums in the Framework of Wine Investment (ABSTRACT)
Eric Le Fur, Hachmi Ben Ameur & Benoit Faye 

The Political and Economic History of Vineyard Planting Rights in Europe: From Montesquieu to the European Union (FULL TEXT PDF)
Giulia Meloni & Johan Swinnen

Demand for Wine and Alcoholic Beverages in the European Union-A Monolithic Market? (ABSTRACT)
Lorraine Mitchell

Beer-Purchasing Behavior, Dietary Quality, and Health Outcomes among US Adults (ABSTRACT)
Richard Volpe, Michael McCullough, Michael K. Adjemian & Timothy Park

BOOK REVIEWS

HENRY H. WORK
Wood, Whiskey and Wine: A History of Barrels
Reviewed by Nick Vink
Pages 465 – 466

MARK E. RICARDO
Simply Burgundy: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Wines of Burgundy
Reviewed by Christian G.E. Schiller
Pages 466 – 469

MAXIMILLIAN POTTER
Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World’s Greatest Wine
Reviewed by Neal D. Hulkower
Pages 469 – 471

MARA P. SQUICCIARINI & JOHAN SWINNEN
The Economics of Chocolate
Reviewed by Howard-Yana Shapiro
Pages 471 – 475

JEFFREY L. LAMY
The Business of Wine Making
Reviewed by Karl Storchmann
Pages 476 – 478

Book Reviews by Christian G.E. Schiller in the Journal of Wine Economics

Book Review by Christian Schiller in Journal of Wine Economics (Vol 11, No 3): MARK E. RICARDO: Simply Burgundy: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Wines of Burgundy. Mark E. Ricardo Book, 2014, 56 pp., ISBN 978-0990513704 Q4 (paperback), $12.99

Book Review by Christian Schiller in Journal of Wine Economics (Vol 11, No 2): JOHN WINTHROP HAEGER: Riesling Rediscovered: Bold, Bright and Dry. University of California Press, Oakland, 2016, 369 pp., ISBN 978-0-520-27545-4, $39.95

Book Review of "Wine Atlas of Germany" in Vol 10, No 1, 2015 of Journal of Wine Economics (Cambridge University Press)

Christian G.E. Schiller's Review of the Book: Ralf Frenzel (ed.) - Riesling, Robert Weil. Tre Torri, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2013, in: Journal of Wine Economics, Volume 9, 2014, No. 1, Cambridge University Press

Pictures: Annette and Christian Schiller in the Bourgogne.

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Lunch at Restaurant La Cabotte in Nuits-­Saint-George - Bourgogne (and Champagne) Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Tasting at Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair in Nuits-­Saint­-George, from Barrel and from Bottle, with Thibault Liger-­Belair - Bourgogne (and Champagne) Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

An Institution: Lunch at Restaurant Chez Guy in Gevrey­-Chambertin - Bourgogne (and Champagne) Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Picture:  Christian Schiller with Guy Rebsamen of Chez Guy

Following the cellar tour and tasting at Domaine Guillon & Fils in Gevrey­-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits ...

Pictures: Cellar Tour and Tasting at Domaine Guillon & Fils in Gevrey­-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, with Jean-Michel Guillon - Bourgogne (and Champagne) Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

...and before the cellar tour and tasting at Domaine Armelle et Bernhard Rion in Vosne­Romanée, Côte de Nuits...

Pictures: Cellar Tour and Tasting at Domaine Armelle et Bernhard Rion in Vosne­-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, with Alice Rion

... we had lunch at restaurant Chez Guy in Gevrey­-Chambertin.

‘Chez Guy’ is an institution in the area. This restaurant is a gathering spot for winemakers and wine merchants in the region. Sandrine Rebsamen ably directed the service. Chef Yves Rebsamen, who learned his trade under Michelin star chefs Ledoyen and Bernard Loiseau greeted us as did senior Guy Rebsamen.

Chez Guy 

Picture: Chez Guy in Gevrey­-Chambertin

Chez Guy website: Imagine a lovely Burgundian residence with its traditional varnished-tile roof, niched among the narrow streets of the well-known winemaker’s village of Gevrey-Chambertin. The imposing fireplace and welcoming terrace signal the hospitality of two generations of chefs whose approach to the art of cooking bares their image: generous, savory, contemporary, concocted with in-season produce of farmers’ markets…

Evelyne and Guy Rebsamen, the founders of this establishment, have always enjoyed finding inspiration for their dishes at Dijon’s farmers market, as does Yves Rebsamen, the man now in charge of the kitchen, who goes there several times a week. Their objective is to excite the taste buds with fresh produce: Bresse chicken, tender asparagus, ripe red berries of the Hautes Côtes, Epoisses cheese from Gaugry produced just down the road in Brochon, grass-fed Charolais beef from Charolles… Burgundy has the best of everything ! Respectful of organic ideals « Chez Guy » gives top priority to local or French products. The family has in fact seriously reflected on ways to diminish its carbon footprint. Privileging seasonal produce from nearby growers is one way.

Pictures: With Sandrine, Yves Rebsamen and Guy Rebsamen

Talented 32 year-old chef Yves Rebsamen has been orchestrating the kitchen already for some years. Trained under Ledoyen and Bernard Loiseau, today he is assisted by his sister Sandrine and life partner Nadine. Loyal to his region, yet sensitive to innovative culinary combinations, Yves turns market goods into gastronomic delicacies: parsleyed ham of the house, beef cheeks in red wine, perfectly poached eggs à la meurette, Charlotte potato purée with Echiré butter, pan-cooked veal liver with Sherry vinegar…

As for the wine list: for years it has been remarked by the several distinguished restaurant guides for offering a high ratio of quality versus price. Every week it is endowed with excellent choices by Natacha (the sister of Yves) who inherited her father’s passion for discovering hidden treasures along the « Route des Grands Crus ». Among the most renowned wineries whose prized labels are still reasonably priced, they can brag : la Romanée-Conti, Coche-Dury, Lafon, Denis Mortet, Armand Rousseau, Geantet-Pansiot, Charlopin, Humbert Frères, Alain Burguet, not to mention Gangloff, Cuilleron, Jean-Louis Chave… Connaisseurs will think they’ve gone to Heaven.

Lunch

The lunch at Chez Guy was wonderful.

Pictures: Lunch at Chez Guy

Lunch Menu

Guide Michelin: Very tasty regional dishes at a reasonable price, a remarkable wine list with Burgundy to the fore and a fresh, modern setting... Guy certainly knows a thing or two about welcoming guests!

Mises en bouche


Oeufs parfaits façon meurette à la bourguignonne


Dos de cabillaud cuit à la plancha, Légumes mijotés, sauce carotte orange


Mille feuilles de pain d'épice, Crème d'anis de Flavigny, Sorbet cassis


Espresso


Gevrey Chambertin 2014


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Tasting at Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair in Nuits-­Saint­-George, from Barrel and from Bottle, with Thibault Liger-­Belair - Bourgogne (and Champagne) Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Visit of Château du Clos de Vougeot - Bourgogne (and Champagne) Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Where the Most Expensive Red Wines Come from: Vineyard Walk, Cellar Tour and Tasting at Domaine Anne Gros in Vosne­-Romanée, Côte de Nuits - Bourgogne (and Champagne) Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Cellar Tour and Tasting at Domaine Guillon & Fils in Gevrey­-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, with Jean-Michel Guillon - Bourgogne (and Champagne) Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

An Institution: Lunch at Restaurant Chez Guy in Gevrey­-Chambertin

Cellar Tour and Tasting at Domaine Armelle et Bernhard Rion in Vosne­-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, with Alice Rion

Tour at the Fontenay Abbey (Bernard de Clairveau), Montbard

Wine Pairing Lunch, Cellar Visit, Vineyard Tour and Tasting at Domaine Jean­ Marc Brocard in Préhy, Chablis

Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars and other Wine Venues in Chablis, France

Champagne – An Introduction, France

French Champagne Houses and German Roots 

Visit and Tasting at the Grower Champagne House Champagne Jean Josselin in Gyé­ sur ­Seine, Champagne, with Jean Pierre Josselin, his Wife and Sharona Tsubota

Cellar Visit and Tasting at the Champagner House AR Lenoble in Epernay, Champagne, with Export Manager Christian Holthausen

Cellar Visit and Tasting at the Champagner House Taittinger in Reims, Champagne

Lunch at Brasserie Flo in Reims