Doug Barzelay Book Launch Tasting
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Doug Barzelay Book Launch Tasting

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This is a formal, sit down tasting with Doug Barzelay to promote his new book “Burgundy Vintages – A History From 1845”. Guests will be introduced to the book by Doug as he leads a tasting of six different wines from Burgundy and finishing off with one of the Estate Pinot Noirs from Foxtrot Vineyards.


Doug Barzelay, a noted connoisseur and collector, is the co-author, with Allen Meadows, of Burgundy Vintages-A History From 1845.In writing Vintages, Doug has drawn on nearly a half-century of tasting older Burgundies. His passion for and knowledge of the great (and less great) Burgundy vintages is virtually unparalleled, and he has been instrumental in organizing numerous comprehensive tastings, including retrospectives of Romanée-Conti back to 1870, La Romanée to 1865, and Clos de Tart to 1887. His knowledge of Burgundian history was also critical in helping to unmask on of the largest wine frauds ever, perpetrated by the notorious wine counterfeiter, Rudy Kurniawan, an experience he wrote about in The Rise and Fall of a Wine Counterfeiter, an essay available at

While ancient Burgundies are his first love, Doug also travels to Burgundy frequently to taste new vintages in barrel, and his vintage and wine evaluations are available at He serves as co-Grand Cellérier for the Commanderie d’Amérique of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.

In 2018, Doug followed his passion for pinot into new territory, as he and business partner Nathan Todd, along with an investor group, acquired Foxtrot Winery in the Okanagan Valley, one of the few places in the world where original ungrafted pinot noir vines are still thriving. Both Doug and Nathan are strong believers in the potential for creating high-quality terroir-based pinots on the Naramata Bench.

White Flight:

2017 Latour-Giraud Meursault Narvaux
2016 Bouchard Meursault Villager

Red Flight #1:

2016 Faiveley Gevrey Clos des Issarts
2014 Faiveley Gevrey Clos des Issarts

Red Flight #2:

2015 L'Abbey de Santenay, Santenay Clos des Tavannes
2010 de Courcel, Pommard Clos des Epenots


2015 or 2017 Foxtrot Estate Pinot Noir

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, January 16th
Time: 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: Marquis Wine Cellars, 1034 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1M3
Cost: $39.00 per person (18 tickets available) with $10 being refunded with the purchase of a book.

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