The incomparable Madame Anne Parent of Domaine Parent shares her elegant wines with trade show attendees at Terroirs & Signatures de Bourgogne Trade Tasting in Seattle on April 3, 2014. | Image: ©2014 L.M. Archer

Le Rêve | Dreaming of #Burgundy

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML “Never in Vain, Always in Wine!” – Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Burgundy lovers, unite! Catch the Virtual Burgundy Wine Tour today online, hosted by FoodWineClick. Here’s binNotes’ contribution to the conversation – my Red Thread™ artisan wine maker series interview with Burgundy’s formidable Anne Parent of … Continue reading Le Rêve | Dreaming of #Burgundy

Joyeux Noël | Image: BIVB

Happy Holidays| Joyeux Noël | ¡Feliz Navidad! | Buon Natale

 Joyeux Noël | ¡Feliz Navidad! | Buon Natale  Happy Holidays  Happy Holidays to you and yours this holiday season – hope you’re spending it with friends, family, fine wine, and good cheer! ❧  Best Wishes in 2016 ❧ Santé! Copyrighted 2015. All Rights Reserved. Continue reading Happy Holidays| Joyeux Noël | ¡Feliz Navidad! | Buon Natale

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Pacific NW Island Chefs Creative Solutions for Winter Sourcing Issues

Foodable WebTV Network: Pacific Northwest Island Chefs Creative Solutions to Winter Sourcing Issues Contributor: L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Ever visit a Pacific NW island inn? In winter? This one’s anyone curious about how those islander chefs work their magic throughout winter’s scarcity… Pacific NW Island Chefs Creative Solutions to Winter Sourcing Issues No man is an island. But when cursed with winter culinary sourcing challenges, … Continue reading Pacific NW Island Chefs Creative Solutions for Winter Sourcing Issues

The 2015 Hospices de Beaune Vente des Vins opens with a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the November 13th attack in Paris.

2015 Hospices de Beaune Vente des Vins | Bourgogne

155th Hospices de Beaune | Vente des Vins by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML The mood was somber. Slated as the most eagerly anticipated auction in memory, the 2015 Hospices de Beaune Vente des Vins instead proved bittersweet. Sweet as Hospices de Beaune’s first woman wine maker since 1443, Ludivine Griveau, offered her inaugural vintage for auction. Sweet also as Burgundy, and Aubert de Villaine of Domaine Romanée-Conti, … Continue reading 2015 Hospices de Beaune Vente des Vins | Bourgogne

Tour Eiffel

Nous sommes tous Paris

Today binNotes gets personal. If you’re reading this, it’s because either you weren’t in Paris on 13 nov 2015 – or you were, and survived. I’m among the latter. You’ve heard about the carnage that night, but you may not know about the evacuation of Gare Lyon earlier that afternoon. En route to Beaune that Friday the 13th for Hospices de Beaune’s Vente des Vins 2015, our train never left the station that Friday. … Continue reading Nous sommes tous Paris

Millennials

Marketing to Millennials | Industry Professionals Share Tricks of the Trade

My latest contribution to Foodable TV on Marketing to Millennials… Millennials. Food and wine industry darlings — or demons? Perhaps a bit of both. Defined as those between ages 18-34, many food and wine venues invest heavily in marketing to this niche market. Is the return on investment worth it?  Read more. Copyrighted binNotes 2015. All Rights Reserved. Continue reading Marketing to Millennials | Industry Professionals Share Tricks of the Trade