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  • Erica Taylor

Bourgogne Mnemonics


Studying for any exam takes a lot of mental energy, and how you memorize is different for everyone; here are some mnemonics for studying the appellations of Burgundy.


*Note these are based on what is needed for French Wine Scholar from the Wine Scholar Guild.


Chablis


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  • Bougros

  • Blanchot

  • Grenouilles

  • Les Clos

  • Vlamur

  • Vaudésir

  • Preuses


Côte de Nuits (N→S)


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  • Marsannay

  • Fixin

  • Gevrey-Chambertin (9 Grand Crus)

  • Morey-St.-Denis (5 Grand Crus)

  • Chambolle-Musigny (2 Grand Crus)

  • Vougeot (1 Grand Cru)

  • Vosnee-Romanée (8 Grand Crus)

  • Nuits-St.-Georges


Côte de Beaune (N→S)


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  • Ladoix-Serrigny (2 Grand Crus)

  • Aloxe-Corton (3 Grand Crus)

  • Beaune

  • Pommard

  • Volnay

  • Meursault

  • Puligny-Montrachet (4 Grand Crus)

  • Chassagne-Montrachet (3 Grand Crus)

  • Maranges


Côte Chalonnais (N→S)


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  • Bouzeron

  • Rully

  • Mercurey

  • Givry

  • Montagny


Mâconnais (N→S)


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  • Viré

  • Clessé

  • Pouilly

  • Fuissé

  • Loche

  • Vinzelles

  • St.-Vérand



Do you have more mnemonics? Leave them in the comments below!


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