A Gastronomic Journey of Discovery in Burgundy

Published Date Author: , September 24th, 2015

Burgundy - Gareth Johnon

I grew up on a small, remote farm in rural Australia. For me, the region of Burgundy has always symbolised everything about old-France that fascinated me. The history of this region stretches back through the ages but Burgundy began to take shape in the form that we know it today during the dissolution of the Frankish Empire in the 880s.

The Dukes of Burgundy emerged as a powerful political force across the centuries, steadily expanding their territories and influence before being largely absorbed by France during the 15th and 16th centuries.

One of the factors that made Burgundy such a strategic part of the world was its agriculture – throughout its history this area has been recognised as producing quality food and outstanding wine. While I’ve travelled extensively over the years, one of the things that has always intimidated me the most is being confronted with an extensive wine list and seeing the wines of Burgundy (generally accompanied by some extreme prices) and feeling completely out of my depth.

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