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#ChardonnayDay: The Bourgogne region at the heart of the wine universe on 25 May

On Thursday 25 May, the world of wine will come together across social media to

On Thursday 25 May, the world of wine will come together across social media to celebrate what is now a key event in the calendar - #ChardonnayDay. To remind everyone that the Bourgogne winegrowing region is the cradle of this beloved varietal, the BIVB will be very active across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and is also supporting an event being hosted in the village of Chardonnay in the Mâconnais.


This digital event may have started nine years ago in California, but the Bourgogne winegrowing region positioned itself as leader in 2015, the second year in which it participated.

This year, the BIVB is hosting two special events in North America where #ChardonnayDay has most followers:
Wednesday 24 May: Chablis launches the festivities with a Tweet Up involving eight American bloggers along with American Master of Wine and journalist Christy Canterbury. Be part of the action on Twitter with @PureChablis and the #PureChablis and #ChardonnayDay hashtags.
Thursday 25 May: The BIVB is inviting some 15 digital tastemakers in Canada for a get-together around an informal aperitif of white Bourgogne wines live on social media. You can join in by following @VinsBourgogne and @BourgogneWines on Twitter and Facebook, and by using the hashtags #Bourgogne and #ChardonnayDay.

The village of Chardonnay becomes the center of the world
On Thursday 25 May, this village in the north of the Mâconnais in the Bourgogne winegrowing region is hosting its third edition of #ChardonnayDay, with Mâcon Chardonnay, the only appellation that bears its name.

For professionals, a unique tasting of wines from the appellation
During the morning of Thursday 25 May, a special tasting will bring together Mâcon-Chardonnay wines from all 19 of the appellation’s producers, in the cellars of the Cave de Lugny in Chardonnay. This will be a wonderful opportunity to discover the flexibility of the Chardonnay varietal which, in a region that produces less than 0.1% of global Chardonnay production, is expressed in a very diverse range of wines.
This tasting will reveal the impact of terroir along with the influence of the winemaker and that of the weather to invitees, who will include sommeliers, importers, wine-store owners, and journalists
For the amateurs, find out about the program on the event’s Facebook page.

Celebrate #Bourgogne #ChardonnayDay wherever you are!
Whether you’re in the Bourgogne winegrowing region, or anywhere else in France, Europe, or around the world, you can share your thoughts and photos with other fans of white Bourgogne wines. Confirmed wine lovers, newcomers, and industry professionals are invited to take part in the event by sharing their tastings, visits, and discoveries using these hashtags: #Bourgogne and #ChardonnayDay
 

Click here to find out more about the Chardonnay varietal in the Bourgogne winegrowing region

 
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