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Episode 4: Harvest in Burgundy



Photos taken on the scene by Esa and Brenna. Domaine Clair photos by Michel Joly.

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This episode was made possible by countless friends and supporters, including:

Esa Eslami, Ali Massi, Jerusha Frost, and Cara Humphries.

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Hautes Côtes is a boutique travel and event planning company based in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune. The proprieters, Loïc Lamy and Milena Berman, personally organize wine and cultural experiences with a focus on unique and personal encounters on and off the beaten route des vins. These experiences are are truly terroir focused, in that they succeed in illustrating how geography, culture, and tradition influence a sense of place.

-Their programs are conceived through collaboration with chefs and winemakers, artisans and artists, geologists (!), environmentalists and local thought-leaders for a holistic and conscious approach to tourism. Loïc and Milena are also on a mission to promote the conservation of terroir and efforts to “build back better," so each Hautes Côtes project includes a donation to a local (terroir) preservation fund, a regenerative farming project, or a wine-industry impact foundation supporting climate or social justice. 

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Harvest Episode Photography
(Domaine Bruno Clair):
By Michel Joly

Michel Joly is a self-taught photographer currently located in Savigny-Les-Beaune. Though he initially spent five years focusing on studio work in Clermont Ferrand, his desire to travel drew him to outdoor and journalistic assignments, first working for architects and industrialists and then for Centre France La Montagne (a daily press group).

Recognized for his creative use of light and honest yet sensitive portraiture, Joly was increasingly sought-out for magazine and other print media assignments. In 1995, he moved to Burgundy and became the official photographer for the Freeway Group, the producers of several French regional magazines and the Carnet de Voyages.

In 2004, Joly shifted to digital photography and began working independently as a contract photojournalist for a number of French and international magazines. Today, whether in Burgundy or elsewhere, over half of his work is in connection with wine production. Among his other creative endeavors, Joly is one of the principal photographers of the successful candidature of “Burgundy Vineyard Climats” to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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This season would not be possible without the support from the following premier partners. We have teamed up with leaders in our industry who have in-depth, personal knowledge of this historic region. Follow along on their social channels as we work together to bring you access to personal experiences, wine access, and curated recommendations to accompany this podcast season.

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Becky Wasserman founded her company in 1979 to sell domaine-bottled Burgundies, a rarity at the time. She is credited as one of the most important influencers for the popularity of the region with an international audience. Today, Becky Wasserman & Co represents extraordinary wineries from all over France. They are small, for the most part organic or biodynamic, and do not like to fully comform to fashion. 

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La Paulée is a celebration of the greatest wines of Burgundy hosted annually in New York and other cities, features a series of small dinners, tastings, and seminars, culminating in the event's signature Grand Tasting and Gala Dinner. Founded by renowned sommelier Daniel Johnnes and modeled after La Paulée de Meursault, a traditional harvest celebration, La Paulée celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2020 and is returning with a full program of live events in March 2022.

@lapaulee , @danieljohnnes

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Since 1820, Acker has been providing the finest and rarest wine to enthusiasts around the world. Now in its third century, and with fine retail outposts in the US, Hong Kong, and London, Acker continues to deliver the pinnacle of wine and spirits services to those dedicated to the pursuits and products of the vine - spanning global auctions, lifetime culinary and vinous experiences, market analytics, and so much more. Committed to spreading the beauty of the world’s leading wine regions, Acker offers more of the great Burgundy producers than virtually anyone across auction and retail, representing dozens of Burgundy’s top domaines with treasures direct from their cellars. It’s foundation is rooted in service, professionalism, and quality, fulfilling its promise to be The World’s Destination for Fine & Rare Wine™.


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