A YEAR IN BURGUNDY
BY: ALLIE MERRICK
Raise not just one but TWO glasses to A Year In Burgundy - a film every wine lover should watch. It serves as a reminder that points aren't the purpose. It's the people that matter most. Vintage after vintage, the vines & wines of Burgundy serve as a base upon which lineages of families are not only formed - but fortified.
What I enjoyed most in this film is seeing multiple perspectives of a year in Burgundy through the eyes of a single winemaker. While many were interviewed with great insight to offer, it was the words of Thibault Morey (owner & winemaker at Domaine Morey Coffinet) that resonated most, accompanied by his piano music which served as the film's soundtrack. I had the great pleasure of speaking and sipping with Thibault a few years back. For me, what was true then holds true now. While the wine is unquestionably epic, it's the people behind the pour that impress me most. This film reveals the depth of Burgundy found not only in the wine but in those who make it as well.