Posted by: Joe Briand
in The Back Label on Feb 23, 2010
I usually only go to about one or two out of town wine tastings a year. Luckily for us wine buyers down here most importers and wineries don’t mind visiting New Orleans to show their wares. Shortly before the Superbowl and Mardi Gras craziness I got a chance to go and celebrate my favorite Burgundy importer’s 30th anniversary of her business at a tasting in New York. New Orleans was well represented with a number of restaurant and retail buyers in attendance.
Becky Wasserman imports wine from some of the greatest domains in Burgundy and many of those domaines were represented at the tasting. Not only were the wines there but in many cases the winemakers themselves. This was truly a once in a lifetime gathering of Burgundy producers. The event was packed and as I overheard from many of the New York buyers “every Sommelier in the City is here right now.” Despite the crowds nobody really complained and how could you when you just had a sip of ’07 Lafon Meursault poured for you by Dominique Lafon himself?