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Bouchard Père & Fils, three centuries and nine generations to the iconic wine region of Burgundy. Exclusive interview with Luc Bouchard

What a delicious show we have planned for you today. Our theme, Historical Treasures of France, in wine, in brandy and in fromage!! Bouchard Père & Fils

Bouchard Père & Fils

Bouchard Père & Fils

To start off we’ll go back almost three centuries and nine generations to the iconic wine region of Burgundy. Today we will feature one of the oldest Maison in Burgundy. Founded in 1731 with incredible holdings of 130 hectares including 12 Grand Crus and 74 Premier Crus. Unbelievable for Burgundy, the winery,

Château de Beaune, Head Office of Bouchard Père & Fils

Bouchard Père & Fils…

is the largest vineyard owners in the supremely coveted region of the Cote d’Or of Burgundy. We will be chatting with family member and Export Manager Luc Bouchard. We’ll explore the history of the region as well as the company, its fascinating history, the vineyards. And of course the deep cellars underground housing over 2000 bottles from the 1800’s, their iconic wines and much more.

We had the pleasure to meet Luc about a month ago, we tasted some great wines, we look forward to welcoming him to the show!

Listen to Luc Bouchard at 4:39 minutes in the show.


The Beaujolais Run

The Beaujolais Run an and incredible affair that involves exotic cars, sports cars and vintage all in a run that starts in a secret location in the UK and ends up in Burgundy

The Beaujolais Run

The Beaujolais Run

Announcing a new segment in the show.

Grape News Around The World, where we bring you, our listeners and readers up to date on anything wine.. Today the segment is all about The Beaujolais Run, an incredible affair that involves exotic cars, sports cars and vintage all in a run that starts in a secret location in the UK and ends up in Burgundy! There is Champagne, excitement, travel and friendly competition, all for charity! Today we will be speaking with Robert Bellinger, all the way from the United Kingdom, the Director of The Beaujolais Run starting November 17th.


Coming up on today’s show, we’ll take you on a journey to an old world wine country where we’ll explore one of its most exciting wine regions today… that is Navarra. Navarra is located in the north of Spain, actually centered on the great bull fighting town of Pamplona… where the traditional and exciting annual “running of the bulls” takes place. Navarra’s wine region lies between the famous wine region of Rioja, on the west side and the French border to the northeast. This proximity to Rioja and Bordeaux allows the winemakers to draw expertise and inspiration from these iconic areas while maintaining their own individual wine style.

There are a lot of exciting things happening in this region, in the vineyards, at the wineries where tradition and innovation are blending to make some of the most exciting finest quality value wines today! Last week we attended an event “WOW The Wines of Navarra”, a superb event that showcased what this region has become, so joining us today, we have several guests, starting off with Sheila Swerling Purritt, she is the President of her own public relations and advertising company, Swerling Purritt Production, she organized and hosted the WOW Wines of Navarra event, she is a recognized judge at wine, spirit and food competitions and also is a past President of the Wine Writers Circle of Canada.

After we speak with Sheila we will be welcoming… are you ready for this?…. a Toronto therapist who was honored by the Spanish King Juan Carlos of Spain, who in one of his last official acts as reigning monarch awarded our guest Barry Brown the “Officer’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit”, 30 years of promoting Spanish wine and tourism in Canada.

We will also be chatting with two gentlemen from Spain, both viticulturists and oenolgists, Jordi Vidal. General Manager, CRDO Navarra, who will fill us in on the specifics of the wines of the region and Gonzalo Lainez, who represent the winery Finca Albret, founded in 2002 whose name honours the last king of Navarra Juan de Albret 1469-1516. All that to come….

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The other white grape variety, Aligote in Burgundy. Ask The Wine Ladies.



Dear Wine Ladies,

I was told in Burgundy, the white wines are made with Chardonnay grapes that also go by the name Aligote. Are they both the same?


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Dear Alex,

No, they are not the same grape. Aligote is the “other” grape variety planted in Burgundy and is definitely the less significant to say the least.

Having said that, in a very good year – meaning lots of warmth and sunshine, with grapes planted in the best locations and ideal soils – This grape variety can make an excellent wine in Burgundy representing good value.

Ask The Wine Ladies. Is there such a wine as a white Chateauneuf-du-Pape?