Experience the year with French wine importer Martine Saunier as your guide. A Year In Burgundy is in four season-sections, and plays out against a backdrop of spring showers, drought, heat wave, hail and storms, harvest moons and the damp cold of winter. Each vintage is a time capsule, a bottled piece of history of a very specific year, with its particular weather pattern, crises and triumphs. It all goes in, whether you want it to or not, and the year 2011 was full of drama.
We get to know our half-dozen wine-makers: they are artists, whose personalities shape the flavor and style of the wines they lovingly craft. With the Morey-Coffinets, we meet three generations of wine-makers, and little two-year-old Celeste, the first of the fourth generation. In Lalou Bize-Leroy, we meet the uncrowned Queen of Burgundy – now in her eighties, still involved in every detail of her winemaking, creator of some of the best-renowned and most famous wines on earth.
As well as a screening of the film, wine expert Ian Harvey will be on hand to take audience members through five delicious Burgundy red and white wines (included in the price).
To book go to http://www.theelectric.co.uk/programme.php?film=817