In its fourth year, the Boulder Burgundy Festival will run from Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November 23, offering seminars, special meals, and interactive tastings. Brett Zimmerman, a master sommelier and owner of Boulder Wine Merchants, has put together the event to benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's and the Growe Foundation, which aims to educate children about food and the environment.
As an impressive lineup of sommeliers and winemakers descends on Boulder, participants will be able to celebrate all things Burgundy. Though several of the events have sold out, here's a look at three functions with availability remaining.
On Friday, November 21 at 6 p.m., there will be a dinner at the Flagstaff House featuring Virgile Lignier-Michelot from Morey St. Denis. The winemaker will be on hand along with guest sommeliers. The kitchen team from Aspen's the Little Nell is working with Flagstaff House chefs to create the meal paired with two white wines from importer Paul Wasserman, and a collection of wines from Chambolle and Morey St. Denis. Tickets cost $295 per person, with a portion of each donated to the Davis Phinney Foundation. Seating is limited; call the Flagstaff House at 303.442.4640 for reservations.
Wine producer Guillaume D'Angerville of Domaine Marquis d'Angerville, one of Burgundy's finest estates, will be the featured speaker of a seminar on Sunday, November 23 at noon. Taking place at the Hotel Boulderado, D'Angerville will be joined by a panel of top sommeliers to discuss the wines of Volnay Premier Cru, along with tasting. The event costs $150, with proceeds benefiting the Growe Foundation. Register through the event's website.
The culmination of the weekend is the Grand Tasting on Sunday, November 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Hotel Boulderado's grand ballroom. Attendees have the chance to taste from a selection of more than 200 different Burgundy wines. The educational experience costs $85 per person, and proceeds benefit the Growe Foundation. Purchase tickets online here.