Burgundy Wine

by Karen Bates
(last updated July 3, 2017)

For thousands of years, people have been enjoying wine. This alcoholic drink is versatile and is available in many varieties, depending on what grapes or fruit they are made from. Whether you prefer wine that is red, white, sweet, or dry, it can be a great addition to a meal or just for sipping to wind down at the end of the day. It can also be used for cooking in many meal recipes and sauces, as well as mixed with other liquids in drink recipes. Wine can add flavor and balance to various dishes and is good to have on hand to use with food preparation.

There are many kinds of wine, classified depending on the types of grapes used in making them and what region they are from. Burgundy is a kind of wine that comes from the Burgundy region of France. This region is known to produce some of the finest and most expensive wines in the world.

There are four main grape varieties used in the Burgundy region. Pinot noir is a dark purple grape that produces Burgundy's famous red wines. When turned into wine, the result is a wine with medium body and a somewhat fruity aroma. This grape is Burgundy's signature, since growing this grape requires a very particular climate and is not possible in most areas. Gamay, another purple grape, becomes wine with a lighter body. Chardonnay is used to make most of the white wines in the Burgundy region, and Aligote is another common grape. Other grape varieties may also be used in producing Burgundy wines.

Within the Burgundy area, you will find different, distinct areas where wines are made. One of the best known within Burgundy is Chablis. This district is noted for its dry white wine made from Chardonnay grapes, and the wine produced here is known for its fine taste and purity.

While wines from the Burgundy region are sipped and enjoyed along with meals, these wine varieties are also sometimes used in the meal itself. Wine can be a wonderful ingredient in some recipes, adding a very specific flavor to the dish. Red wines can work well as an ingredient along with red meats, since their flavors match well. You can also use Burgundy wines to create wonderful sauces to top various foods, creating an elegant and unique taste.

Whether you are interested in a red wine or a white one, you are likely to find a wine you enjoy from the Burgundy region. Pair these wines with a meal, use as an ingredient in cooking, or simply sip by itself.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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