For wine enthusiasts discovering Burgundy—and those already smitten with the region’s seductive wines—The 100 Burgundy: is the first guide of its kind to the region’s best wines and makers, detailing the domaines and highlighting each chosen wine with tasting notes. Considering factors such as a wine’s quality, its ability to evolve and improve over time, and its ability to evoke emotion, Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee invites readers to explore 100 memorable Burgundy wines of the Côte d’Or, from benchmark domaines to rising stars.
An exceptional Burgundy is not only well crafted and well balanced, it also must have essential qualities reflecting its own terroir as well as those unique to the particular vintage, distilling the very essence of the vine itself and the earth from which it springs. Essential reading for all fine wine aficionados, whether curating a dream cellar or selecting the best Burgundy wines to experience with friends and family, The 100 Burgundy: offers a fresh perspective by a dedicated professional who visits the region regularly and recognizes the best it has to offer.
With a foreword by Lalou Bize-Leroy, owner of Domaine Leroy and co-owner of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, this enlightening volume is a journey through the countryside of Burgundy, capturing the context, people, and history that inspire the creation of these masterful wines.
Jeannie Cho Lee is the first Asian Master of Wine (MW), an award-winning author, wine critic, judge, and educator. Currently a professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where she helped launch the Master of Science program in International Wine Management, she is also a consultant for Singapore Airlines since 2009.
For three years, Lee co-hosted a popular weekly wine TV program, In Vino Veritas, in Hong Kong for TVB Pearl, the leading English-language TV broadcaster. Jeannie is the former publisher of Le Pan, a wine lifestyle publication she launched in 2015, and she is currently a monthly wine columnist for Robb Report China. Her two books, Mastering Wine and Asian Palate, have won numerous awards, including the Gourmand Award for Best Food and Wine Pairing Book in the World and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) award. Lee is co-chair of the Decanter Asia Wine Awards in Hong Kong and the Burgundy chair for the Decanter World Wine Awards in London. She also holds a Certificat de Cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu institute, and she is a Certified Wine Educator with the UK’s Wine & Spirits Education Trust and the U.S. Society of Wine Educators. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College as well as a Master’s degree from Harvard University.
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