Monday, August 07, 2006

Beaune - the perfect place to avoid claret

The Independent, p. 19

By John Lichfield: Our Man In Burgundy

Where would you find a wine list in France without a single bottle of Bordeaux? Easy. Go to Beaune, capital of the Burgundy wine industry.
In a Beaune restaurant, we were given a list with 20 pages of Burgundy wines and then - as a sop to the obstinate - two pages of "wines from the provinces of France". The sub-list contained bottles from every French region, except Bordeaux.


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