The Bourguignon, a decilious wine cocktail presented by Delices and Gourmandises


With its cellar filled with a wide range of high quality Burgundy wines, Delices and Gourmandises could not afford no to tell you about the Bourguignon, a cocktail made with red wine which perfectly accompany your aperitifs and barbecues.

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Delices and Gourmandises tells you about the origins and the versions of the Bourguignon

The Bourguignon is a cocktail for aperitif made with red wine and crème de cassis. Is version with white wine is the kir. The geographic origins of the Bourguignon are obvious, as Burgundy is one of the most famous regions of France known for the variety and the quality of its red wines. This drink is called Cardinal when it is made with a specific burgundy wine prepared with Pinot noir grape varieties as the Moulin de Dussenbach rouge proposed by Delices and Gourmandises. Its name comes from its purple color that reminds the cardinal’s skirt.

There is another version of the Bourguignon, more common: the Communard. It can be made with red Beaujolais winesor merlot wines as Les Estampilles that you can buy at Delices and Gourmandises, or other light red wines. It is recommended to choose soft and not too dry wines in order to keep the perfection of the aromas and the taste of the crème de cassis, but also to have this beautiful deep red color. The name of the Communard comes from Paris banner.

How to make and taste a Bourguignon?

The making of a Bourguignon is really simple. For a Cardinal or a Communard, use 1/5 of crème de cassis and 4/5 of red wine. As all dry short drinks, it must be served without ice. It will perfectly accompany hard cheeses, a buffet of red roasted or grilled red meats. Find the red wines you need for making your Bourguignons in Delices and Gourmandises catalog of wines.

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