The Regent Street of white wines
White Burgundy is a truly classic wine, with names like Chablis, Meursault straight out of Downton Abbey. The wines are, almost all, made of Chardonnay, including Chablis, but are treated differently depending on the village or commune they come from. So Chablis and Pouilly Fuissé (not to be confused with Pouilly Fumé) are unoaked, crisper styles and Meursault is a smokey, oaked wine. This is one of the areas of the world where the individual vineyards make a difference to both flavour and price so choose wisely! It’s a great place to visit as you can travel down the river which runs from Lyon to the South visiting the villages and eating and drinking your heart content.