The ancient province of Burgundy is now represented chiefly by the Departement of the Cote D’Or the S6ane-et-Loire, and the Yonne.
The finest Burgundy vineyards are in the Cote D’Or, which extends for about thirty-six miles south from Dijon to Santenay, and includes such famous names as Chambcrtin, Musigny, Clos de Vougeot, Romance Conti, Richebourg, Nuits St. George, etc., also the well-known names of Beaune, Pommard, Voluay, etc. Situated also in the Cote D’Or are the famous Montrachet vineyards, which produce one of the finest white wines of France. Good White Burgundy is also made from the vineyards of Meursault.
To the north-west of the Cote D’Or, at a distance of some ninety miles, the Departement of Yonne produces the celebrated white wines of Chablis.
The best red wines of Saone-et-Loire are those of Macon, and the best white wines those of Pouilly.
Further south arc the vineyards which produce the wines of Beaujolais.
Still further south are the vineyards producing the wines of Hermitage.
From the Book “Harry” of Ciro’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails by Harry MacElhone, London, 1921.