A scotch whisky distiller, when asked recently if he made any blends, was gloriously sniffy and dismissive of blended whisky. It would have been interesting to see and hear what he would have made of the Johnnie Walker Directors Blends, which I got to taste last Thursday (November 28) in London.
The stakeholders in CVB include the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne, the generic body for Burgundy vine growers and wine producers along with the region’s district authorities, Conseil Régional de Bourgogne, Conseil Général de Côte d’Or, along with the cities of Dijon and Beaune.
The Climats du Vignoble de Bourgogne, which means the vineyard terroirs of Burgundy, says: “Much to the disappointment of the inhabitants of Burgundy, the application for the inclusion of the climats – the mosaic of unique plots that make up the Burgundy winegrowing region – on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites has been delayed. Only the Chauvet caves and the volcanoes of the Auvergne will be representing France at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in July 2014.
“With 50,000 signatories backing the campaign, Burgundy is now looking forward to January 2014 when the climats will be considered again for inclusion in 2015,” it states.