Burgundy goes into the night

The picturesque villages of Côte des Nuits are the spiritual homes of the glorious red wines of pinot noir

17th August, 2014

Calling our cities things like Dublin-Guinness or Cork-Midleton (or perhaps Dublin-Google and Cork-Apple) would jar to our ears, but would leave people in no doubt of what we considered to be the most important attribute of each city.

In Burgundy, there was no such embarrassment when, in the 19th century, towns and villages decided to squash the name of their most famous product onto the end of their name.

In 1847, Gevrey added the name...

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