This week, we had the pleasure of attending a Chablis event in NYC run by the Bourgogne Wine Board and the Chablis Commission. The event was a wine-themed escape room!

Chablis wines are made from Chardonnay grapes, but are typically less fruit-forward and more acidic, with a refreshing dryness not found in most Chardonnays. The growers are proud of their Chablis designation, and some consider this type of wine to be the best expression of Chardonnay grapes.

Solving a vineyard-related puzzle. Photo by Joyce Mendoza

We were tasked with using clues to solve puzzles and escape the room, all the while learning more about Chablis.

A map of the region with more clues! Photo by Joyce Mendoza

There are four kinds of Chablis: Chablis Grand Cru, Chablis Premier Cru, Chablis and Petit Chablis. We also learned about the history of this French white wine, along with its current growing conditions and production. More on Chablis in my post next week!

We learned a lot about this delicious wine. Photo by Joyce Mendoza

After we made it out, Louis Moreau, a producer of Domaine Louis Moreau, led the participants through a tasting of some iconic Chablis wines. Here we all are, triumphant, with friends new and old!

Photo courtesy of Pure-Chablis.com