La Paulee: Burgundy comes to New York

Posted by CrushWine

Burgundy. In New York.

Every year, the greatest winemakers of the Côte d'Or and beyond come to the U.S. to take part in one of the most joyous, thrilling and comprehensive celebrations of Burgundy on the planet: La Paulée. This year, La Paulée is being held in New York City February 10-12.

The lineup for La Paulée should give you an indication as to how serious this event is: Coche-Dury, Colin-Morey, Drouhin, Faiveley, Fourrier, Grivot, Jadot, Lafarge, Comtes Lafon, Leflaive, Liger-Belair, Mugneret-Gibourg, DRC, Roulot, Roumier, Rousseau, Sauzet and many others.

Crush is proud to be working with famed sommelier and Daniel Boulud's corporate Wine Director Daniel Johnnes in promoting this incredible event, and we're happy to extend a special invitation to the Crush crew for our three favorite events: the Verticals Tasting, the Grand Tasting, the Gala Dinner, or all three. See below for all the details, and feel free to email us at with any questions.

photo Copyright© Thomas Schauer

We know very well there are some serious "Burghounds" out there, but we'll note that La Paulée is as enriching and exciting for the novice as it is for the traveled scholar of Burgundy (and everyone in between).

The Verticals Tasting
On Friday afternoon at the new Colicchio & Sons restaurant, 33 participating domaines' will pour three vintages of their flagship wine - this is an unparalleled opportunity to experience side-by-side comparisons of some of the most extraordinary wines from the Côte d'Or.

Cases in point: Drouhin will be pouring their 99, 04 and 07 Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche; Liger-Belair will pour 06, 07 and 08 Les Brulées; Mugneret-Gibourg is featuring their 95, 99 and 01 Clos Vougeots.

While this is not an inexpensive event, the breadth and depth of the La Paulée experience is simply incomparable.

The Grand Tasting
This is the more "formal" tasting on Saturday, with all the growers pouring a selection of their wines largely focusing on the fantastic 2008 vintage. Expect a full lineup from basic Bourgogne, through Village, 1er Cru and up to Grand Cru. Many growers and winemakers will be on hand, pouring their wines and answering questions.

For those who really want to compare and contrast, to analyze the style of one grower or site next to the other, to absorb the signature of the vintage, there is really just nothing else quite like this tasting - aside from maybe traveling to Burgundy and spending a week driving around and visiting the growers.

Quite frankly, Burgundy becomes a bit more intelligible, more fascinating, more rewarding at La Paulée while it reiterates its soaring beauty and majesty. I can't recommend this event enough.

The Gala Dinner
That same night, after a small respite from the tasting, the growers and Burgundy lovers from around the world will reach into their personal cellars and come to the Gala Dinner, fully stocked with some of the greatest Burgundies ever made.
This is the premier and most widely anticipated "BYOB" dinner in the world!

This is where the legends come out to play, where you can rub shoulders with some of the most extraordinary bottles from the last century. Those of you who have been won over by the siren call of Burgundy: This is the quintessential event.

While the Burgundy on the table will be formidable, expect nothing less from the food. Host Chef Daniel Boulud along with Chefs Tom Colicchio, Daniel Humm and Michel Troisgros will be be presiding over the menu. Rest assured this will be the very best in wine and in food.

We truly hope to see you at one or all three of these events - please see below for all the details, and email us at to secure tickets. For those of you who would like to speak with us personally about La Paulée, please feel free to call the store at (212) 980-9463 and ask for Ian McFadden or Chris Cottrell.

Wishing you a very happy and Burgundy-filled New Year!

Robert Schagrin
Managing Partner
Crush Wine & Spirits

La Paulée de New York

We ask that Crush customers interested in attending La Paulée email us directly at to secure tickets. If, however, you contact the staff of La Paulée directly, please let them know you heard of the event through Crush. If you are ordering tickets online at, please include "CRUSH" in the special instructions field at check out.

La Paulée Verticals Tasting
Friday, February 11, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Colicchio & Sons
85 10th Ave. at 15th St, New York City
Event Price: $395.00

La Paulée Grand Tasting
Saturday, February 12, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th St. btw 6th and 7th Ave, New York City

Event Price: $300.00

La Paulée Gala Dinner
Saturday, February 12, 6:30pm until...?
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th St. btw 6th and 7th Ave, New York City
Event Price: $1,400.00

La Paulée Package Deal
Tickets for both the Grand Tasting and the Gala Dinner
Event Price: $1,500.00

A Snapshot of the Wine Lineup for the Grand Tasting...

Domaine Alain Gras
Saint-Romain Blanc 2009
Saint-Romain Rouge 2009
Auxey-Duresses Rouge 2009

Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils
Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon 2009
Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2008
Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2008
Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2008

Domaine Pierre Morey et Morey Blanc
Domaine Morey-Blanc Saint Aubin 1er Cru 2008
Domaine Pierre Morey Meursault "Les Tessons" 2008
Domaine Morey-Blanc Meursault 1er Cru "Charmes" 2008
Domaine Pierre Morey Pommard 1er Cru "Les Grand Epenots" 2008

Domaine Francois et Antoine Jobard
Meursault Les Tillets 2008
Meursault "En la Barre" 2008
Meursault 1er Cru "Porusot" 2008
Meursault 1er Cru "Genevrières" 2008

Domaine Roulot
Bourgogne Blanc 2008
Meursault "Tillets" 2008
Meursault "Meix Chavaux" 2008
Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 2008

Domaine des Comtes Lafon
Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Viré Cléssé 2009
Meursault "Clos de la Barre" 2008
Meursault 1er Cru "Charmes" 2008
Volnay 1er Cru "Santenots du Milieu" 2008

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey
St. Aubin 1er Cru "En Remilly" 2009
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chenevottes" 2008
Meursault 1er Cru "Perrières" 2008
Corton-Charlemagne 2008

Domaine Leflaive
Mâcon Verzé 2008
Puligny-Montrachet 2008
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Pucelles" 2008
Bâtard-Montrachet 2008

Domaine Etienne Sauzet
Puligny-Montrachet 2008
Meursault 1er Cru "Perrières" 2008
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Combettes" 2008
Bâtard-Montrachet 2008

Domaine Simon Bize
Savigny-lès-Beaune Blanc 2008
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Aux Vergelesses" Blanc 2008
Savigny-lès-Beaune "Aux Grands Liards" 2008
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Aux Vergelesses" Rouge 2008

Domaine Michel Lafarge
Volnay "Vendanges Sélectionnées" 2008
Volnay 1er Cru "Les Mitans" 2008
Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chênes" 2008
Beaune 1er Cru "Les Aigrots" 2008

Maison Joseph Drouhin
Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2008
Beaune 1er Cru "Clos des Mouches" Blanc 2008
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Procès" 2008
Grands-Echézeaux 2008

Maison Louis Jadot
Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuissé 2008
Domaine Duc de Magenta Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot "Clos de la Chapelle" 2007
Beaune 1er Cru "Clos des Ursules" 2006
Griottes-Chambertin 2006

Domaine Faiveley
Mercurey 1er Cru "Clos des Myglands" 2008
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Cazetiers" 2008
Chambertin-Clos de Bèze 2008
Bâtard-Montrachet 2008

Domaine de L'Arlot
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Clos des Forêts Saint Georges" 2008
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Clos de l'Arlot" Rouge 2008
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Clos de l'Arlot" Blanc 2008
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Petits Plets" 2008

David Duband
Vosne-Romanée 2008
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Les Gruenchers" 2008
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru "Clos Sorbé" 2008
Charmes-Chambertin 2008

Domaine Francois Lamarche
Vosne-Romanée 2008
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru "Les Chaumes" 2008
Clos de Vougeot 2008
La Grande Rue 2008

Domaine Jean Grivot
Vosne-Romanée 2008
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru "Les Beaux Monts" 2008
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Boudots" 2008
Clos de Vougeot 2008

Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg
Vosne-Romanée 2008
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Chaignots" 2008
Échezeaux 2008
Clos de Vougeot 2008

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair
Vosne Romanée 1er Cru "Les Suchots" 2008
Vosne-Romanée "Clos du Château" Monopole 2008
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru "Aux Reignots" 2008
Échezeaux 2008

Domaine Georges Roumier
Chambolle-Musigny 2008
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru "Clos de la Bussière" 2008
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Les Cras" 2008
Bonnes-Mares 2008

Domaine des Lambrays
Clos des Lambrays 2008
Clos des Lambrays 2007
Clos des Lambrays 2006
Clos des Lambrays 2005

Domaine Fourrier
Vougeot 1er Cru "Les Petits Vougeots" 2008
Gevrey-Chambertin 2008
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Goulots" 2008
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Clos Saint-Jacques" 2008

Domaine Armand Rousseau
Gevrey-Chambertin 2008
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaut Saint-Jacques 2008
Ruchottes-Chambertin 2008
Chambertin-Clos de Bèze 2008

and more...


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