In general, most Burgundy lovers would rather have an interesting wine from a good producer than a more prestigious wine from an unknown producer. So don't just pick out the cheapest Grand Cru and hope to impress, but seek out a wine at your budget level from a really good producer. I have added a listing of good and broadly liked producers below if you want some ideas. Or do call us for advice !
As to budget, I would suggest :
- at under £ 40 per bottle, look for a Bourgogne Rouge, or "Villages" level wine from a good producer.
- at £ 40 to £ 80 per bottle, most Burgundy lovers would enjoy a good 1er Cru from Volnay or Vosne-Romanee.
- between £ 80 and £ 150 per bottle then a Grand Cru from a good producer should be in range - particularly from Gevrey-Chambertin and Clos Vougeot.
- above £ 150 then it really is a matter of personal preference, and we would recommend calling us for advice.
Finally do remember to choose a wine without damaged or stained labels. We carry very few of these, and they are always noted in the product descriptions. If you do order such a product with a gift pack then we will try to contact you to check that you are aware of this, and whether you wish to go ahead