Burgundy has a history of wine growing which stretches back to ancient times. The Romans grew grapes here, the Emperor Charlemagne drank wine from here, leaving his name on Burgundy’s most famous hill Corton, in the form of Corton Charlemagne. At its top end the region produces the most expensive wines in the world. Entry level Burgundies are generally more expensive than comparable wines from less famous districts.
If you have a strong constitution and can deal with the challenge of tasting nearly 600 wines in a day, you could do worse than attend the annual UK tasting of the Burgundy wine trade called Terroirs et Signatures de Bourgorne. This winter the event was held at Lord’s cricket ground in London.