Terroirs of the Côte d’Or with Master Sommelier Jesse Becker
Date: Wednesday 2/13/19 | Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm | Location: Italic | RSVP Required
“Burgundy, first impressions: Teenagers devouring frites at the Gare Dijon Quick and the sweltering July heat of vintage 2003, the Peugeot had working AC (Dieu merci!). Thirty minutes later we picked up the Route des Grands Crus at Gevrey-Chambertin and made our way south towards Beaune. It all starts to sink in. Chambertin sits perfectly mid-slope, Clos de Bèze is just a bit steeper. The soil at Bonnes-Mares suddenly changes from terres rouges to terres blanches. Whoa, that’s Musigny. I wish I could take you all to Burgundy but I can’t. Let’s open a bunch of stuff and talk about it instead. It’s the next best thing.”
-Jesse Becker MS
About Jesse Becker MS
Jesse Becker is a Master Sommelier and has worked for some of the top restaurants in the United States including Tra Vigne (Napa Valley), NoMI at the Park Hyatt (Chicago), and Frasca Food and Wine (Colorado). His training included three harvests: Miner Family Winery in Napa Valley (2001); Maison Camille Giroud in Burgundy (2004); and Domaine Alphonse Mellot in Sancerre (2008).
Jesse has written extensively about the wines of Germany and Austria contributed the annual Germany and Austria vintage reports for Sommelier Journal magazine from 2008 to 2013. He serves as an ambassador for Germany’s VDP and continues to educate consumers and trade about the wines of Germany and Austria.
In addition to holding the titles of Master Sommelier and VDP.Ambassador, Jesse is a CIVB Accredited Bordeaux Tutor, and Certified Wine Educator. He is currently an advisory board member for Somm360 and works as a Portfolio Specialist for Craft+Estate, an import division of Winebow specializing in the wines of France, Austria, and Greece. Jesse resides in Chicago, Illinois.