Burgundy is probably the most famous wine-growing region of France where they grow several varieties of wine grapes and produce the highly regarded red Burgundy wine. The wine region is Bourgogne, located in eastern France, and they provide many other well-know wines, including white Burgundy. You can read more about the rich history of this wine-growing region and the many wines they produce here.
Red Burgundy is produced from the Pinot Noir grape and is very expensive. That said, the U.S. produces some world-class Pinot Noir's so if you have a dish or a cheese that suggests you pair it with a good Burgundy; don't despair, a good alternative is available at your closes wine store but make sure to ask for Pinot Noir. See additional substitutions in the section below.
There are other red wines which can be substituted for red Burgundy including:
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