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Bruce Sanderson

October 2013

Remembering Burgundy's Patrick Bize
An honest and inviting winemaker who shared his sophisticated taste in wine and music
Posted: Oct 24, 2013 1:40pm ET

The wine world lost a talented winemaker when Patrick Bize died Sunday. Patrick was genuine, warm and had a great sense of humor.

I had the good fortune of visiting Patrick twice in the past four years at his domaine in Savigny-lès-Beaune, where he made terrific reds and whites from an assortment of villages and premier cru parcels. He also bottled a little Corton-Charlmagne and Latricières-Chambertin.

His wines reflected his personality: Frank, honest, warm and inviting.

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