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Snooth User: CBumgarnerC

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Posted by CBumgarnerC, Mar 16, 2014.

Does Gallo still produce Hearty Burgundy? I used to be able to buy it in any grocery store but haven't been able to find in in quite a while. I read about a 50th anniversary Hearty Burgundy which leads me to believe it's still being produced. Any thoughts about why I can't find it in NC?


Reply by JonDerry, Mar 17, 2014.

Apparently they still make it, as I checked their website. Available in 1.5L only. Follow the link to find out where to buy near you.

Reply by vin0vin0, Mar 17, 2014.

In NC, check out Total Wine if you have one near you.

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Mar 19, 2014.

I loved that wine. Back in the day it was full of fruit from old vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah vineyards. Today they import juice from Chile or Argentina if memory serves correctly. Maybe this 50th anniversary is something like the older versions. It's a bit sweeter than I remember it being, I still try it once in a while for old times sake, but it's a pretty good value. I'd try the 50th if I found it!

Reply by ColAbe, Apr 21, 2014.

This year is also our 50th wedding anniversary.  We used to make our boeuf bourgignon (a la Julia Child, who taught me to cook via her show) with Gallo Hearty Burgundy.  I would LOVE to get some for our anniversary party.  If anyone sees the 50th anniversary label, please holler.  Thanks!  

Reply by dmcker, Apr 21, 2014.

That sounds great, Abe, and very much congratulations! What do you cook the dish with these days?

Reply by ColAbe, Apr 21, 2014.

HaHa-- I remember it being pretty darned good with Hearty Burgundy, though we haven't had it in many years.  There are so many good wines at reasonable prices now.

Now usually with a beef braise I would use whatever other rich red we are going to drink with it, often a shiraz from Australia or a good deep red from S. Africa or the Rhone Valley, Burgundy, or CA.  This year we've decided to delve into the good stuff we've been saving.

We Americans have become, I think, much, much more interested in and appreciative of wine since 1964!    It's like a different world.   Thinking about what was available then and what we knew about it--what a difference!  We love tasting new wines and learning about them and enjoying them with food.

Bon appétit,





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