The golden fields of Burgundy's Mâconnais wine region come alive on International Chardonnay Day - May 21st. | Image: L.M. Archer (C)2013

TGLF | Chardonnay Day Burgundy

  binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML The Good Life France | Chardonnay Day Burgundy Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram  My most recent contribution to The Good Life France: Did you know that May 21st is Chardonnay Day in the Bourgogne (Burgundy)? Now an international event, Chardonnay Day celebrates all things Chardonnay. And while the event got…

Local negotiants assist in the barrel selection each March at the annual Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges wine auction, which also includes a luxury chocolate fair, music, and half-marathon. | Images: Courtesy Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Burgundy’s Alternative Wine Auction | Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges

 binNotes | a wine blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Burgundy’s Alternative Wine Auction  | Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram In the shadow of Burgundy’s mega-watt Hospices de Beaune lies an alternative wine auction – the annual Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges. Held each March, the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges makes up for in attitude what it lacks in media attention. This year, the…

The parade of Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, part of Burgundy's  annual St. Vincente Tournante celebrated in late January.

TGLF | Saint Vincent Tournante Wine Festival

Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog. by. L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML  binNotes latest feature in The Good Life France is out! Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook  |  Instagram Greeting, dear readers! You can read my latest feature on Burgundy’s St. Vincent Tournant in The Good Life France here. Care to share? Feel free to leave your comments below…Santé! Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook …

Burgundy's Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin lead the way along the Routes des Grand Crus  during the annual St. Vincente Tournante Festival.

SVT | Burgundy’s OTHER Famous Wine Festival

Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog. by. L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML “Jamais en vain, toujours en vin.” (“Never in vain, always in wine.’) -Motto of Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook  |  Instagram You may know about Burgundy’s annual Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction held each November. Maybe even about the entire Trois Glorieuses, of which the auction is a part. But did…

Handprint upon the vines.        | Image: L.M. Archer© 2014.

Happy Holidays | Feliz Navidad | Joyeux Noel |

Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog. by. L.M. Archer,  FWS | Bourgogne ML Happy Holidays! Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook  |  Instagram Holiday Greetings, dear readers worldwide! A heartfelt thanks to all of the incredible wine makers and industry professionals who shared their stories with binNotes© | Red Thread™ in 2014: binNotes takes a break to spend time with family through the holidays. Join me back here after January 5, 2015 for…

Hospices de Beaune 2014

Top 3 Takeaways: Burgundy’s HdB 2014

 Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog by L.M. Archer, FWS Attention Burgundy Lovers! Follow    binNotes | a wine blog: |   Facebook    |     Twitter    |    Pinterest   Top 3 Takeaways: 2014 Hospices de Beaune | Burgundy The highlight for any Burgundy lover, 2014 marked the 154th annual Hospices de Beaune auction, celebrated every third Sunday in November. Named for Beaune’s charitable hospital founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, Chancellor to the Duke of Bourgogne…

Guest Blog Redux: International Food and Wine Pairing Round Up

 Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog by L.M. Archer, FWS Follow    binNotes | a wine blog: |   Facebook    |     Twitter    |    Pinterest International Food and Wine Pairing Roundup Here’s the newly migrated link to my recent guest blogger contribution ito the 2014 International Food and Wine Pairing Blogger Roundup, hosted by London wine merchant Roberson Wine. Cheers! ⚜⚜⚜  Have a happy 4th of July! Follow    binNotes | a wine blog: |   Facebook…

Meet the Winemaker: Anne Parent – Domaine Parent

Welcome to binNotes: Meet the Winemaker Today’s Exclusive:  Anne Parent, Domaine Parent Pommard – Burgundy FR by L.M. Archer, FWS Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook   A winemaker’s story is a true hero’s journey –  involving obstacles, an occasional mentor, and the ultimate reward – in this case, wine. Details may vary, but never the storyline. Today’s winemaker, Anne Parent of Domaine Parent hails from Pommard in Côte de Beaune, part of Burgundy‘s…

Terroirist Tuesday: International Food and Wine Pairing Blogger RoundUp

 Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog by L.M. Archer, FWS Follow    binNotes | a wine blog: |   Facebook    |     Twitter    |    Pinterest Terroirist Tuesday: International Food and Wine Pairing Roundup Read binNotes’ contribution to International Food and Wine Pairing Blogger Roundup here. Cheers to London’s upscale Roberson Wine for including binNotes in the fun! ⚜⚜⚜  Check back  for binNotes’ upcoming summer features: Terroirist Tuesday: Napa for Normal People…

#WW: Meet the Winemaker: Forgeron Cellars

Welcome to binNotes Terroirist Tuesday: Meet the Winemaker Today’s Exclusive:  Marie-Eve Gilla – Forgeron Cellars Walla Walla WA by L.M. Archer, FWS Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook A winemaker’s story is a true hero’s journey –  involving obstacles, an occasional mentor, and the ultimate reward – in this case, wine. Details may vary, but never the storyline. Today’s winemaker, Marie-Eve Gilla of Forgeron Winery in Walla Walla, started her hero’s journey in France, slaying…