Drouhin – Oregon v Burgundy


Old World v New World is a perennial game in wine tasting. On 22 Jan a small bunch of palates gathered to play it, pitching a few Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of Joseph Drouhin’s Burgundy estate against their Oregon equivalents.

Oregon and Burgundy are within two degrees latitude of each other and, according to our host Véronique Drouhin, ‘Oregon is “the other place” for Pinot’ [an impression confirmed by Bejamin Leroux in this video – JR]. Véronique has made every vintage in Oregon, after her father Robert became interested in the region in the late 1970s, and they bought their...