Praise for A Year in Burgundy in LA Weekly

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The International Pinot Noir Celebration: 300 Wines, 75 Producers, 700 Participants + A Movie

He calls the film "a luxurious and quite beautifully shot chronicle of a single vintage."

 

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"Indeed, more than usual, Burgundy was a persistent theme at this year's IPNC. The award-winning documentary film director David Kennard was on hand to debut a working cut of A Year in Burgundy, which is just that, a luxurious and quite beautifully shot chronicle of a single vintage, 2011. It follows six producers as they tend to their vineyards, from bud break to harvest, encountering many hair-raising events -- make-or-break pruning decisions, harrowing weather events, narrow logistical windows -- many uneasy moments through which they winnow on their way to harvest. Short of growing the stuff yourself, it was a good occasion to experience firsthand the growth cycle, in its entirety, of one of the world's great wines, in one of the most marginal regions on Earth -- coming soon to a PBS station near you."

Read the full LA Weekly article here.

 

Wine Searcher Profile: Filmmaker David Kennard & 2008 Leroy Romanee-Saint-Vivant, Cote de Nuits

Wine Searcher profiled Director/Producer David Kennard for its When We First Met series that recounts the great wine moments of people's lives.

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David Kennard's documentary "A Year in Burgundy" previews this weekend at the International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was while shooting in Burgundy last year that the United States-based documentary maker had the best wine of his life.

When we first went to Burgundy, the great 'mythical' character we needed to meet was Lalou Bize-Leroy [owner of the Domaine d'Auvenay and Domaine Leroy wineries]. She’s often referred to as the ‘Queen of Burgundy.’  continue

Sneak Preview Screenings at IPNC 2012

A Year in Burgundy will have a sneak preview screening during the 26th Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) in McMinnville, Oregon, July 27 - 29, 2012

All IPNC attendees are invited:

Saturday, July 28 at 3:30 pm

in the ICE Auditorium, Melrose Hall

 

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