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. … Continue reading TGLF | Chardonnay Day Burgundy

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

'A Year in Champagne'  is a film that captures the essence of the world's most seductive wine region.

‘A Year in Champagne’ | The Movie

binNotes | a wine blog  by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML ‘A Year in Champagne’  | The Movie Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram “An indulgence. A celebration. A seduction. A triumph. This is the essence of Champagne, isn’t it?” – A Year in Champagne Who doesn’t love bubbles? This weekend, binNotes attends an exclusive showing of ‘A Year in Champagne‘ a … Continue reading ‘A Year in Champagne’ | The Movie

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: | … Continue reading TGLF | Saint Vincent Tournante Wine Festival

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 … Continue reading SVT | Burgundy’s OTHER Famous Wine Festival

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 … Continue reading Happy Holidays | Feliz Navidad | Joyeux Noel |

Top 5 Obscure, Affordable Wines from Burgundy

 Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML  Top 5 Obscure, Affordable Wines from Burgundy Follow    binNotes | a wine blog: |   Facebook    |     Twitter    |    Pinterest Affordable Burgundy is NOT an oxymoron. In truth, Burgundy offers far more than just elite Premier and Grand Crus, boasting a broad spectrum of food-friendly wines for every palate and price point. However, finding such wines … Continue reading Top 5 Obscure, Affordable Wines from Burgundy

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 … Continue reading Top 3 Takeaways: Burgundy’s HdB 2014

Bordeaux Redux: Left Bank, Right Bank, WTBD?

Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog. by. L.M. Archer, FWS Today binNotes takes a mulligan on the topic of Golf and Bordeaux…two of life’s greatest challenges. Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook  Back, by popular demand, here’s a previous binNotes’ post on the topic of golf and Bordeaux… Left Bank, Right Bank, WTBD? Understanding Bordeaux’s subregions is a lot like understanding golf – … Continue reading Bordeaux Redux: Left Bank, Right Bank, WTBD?

Wines of Corsica

 Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog Like wine? Like compelling stories about wine? You’ve landed on the right page! by L.M. Archer, FWS Follow    binNotes | a wine blog: |   Facebook    |     Twitter    |    Pinterest It’s Official!  My featured guest blog on Wines of Corsica is now published in The Good Life France. Read it here. Santé!   Follow    binNotes | a wine blog: … Continue reading Wines of Corsica