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The Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction – a weekend not to be missed!

Put it in your diary now so you don’t miss out on the incoming festivities

Hospice de Beaune Wine Auction

From Friday the 15th to Sunday the 17th of November, come join the party in Beaune for the 159th Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction.

Although the actual sale is reserved for potential buyers, the general public can watch the proceedings in the street on a giant screen. This year, two charities that will benefit from the sale of the “Pièce des Présidents”:
-  The Institute of the Brain and Spinal Cord (ICM), represented by famous basketball player Tony Parker,
-  Autour des Williams, a charity to help those with Williams-Beuren syndrome, supported by the TV presenter Ophélie Meunier and french actor François-Xavier Demaison, also co-presidents of the auction.

This year, the 228-liter barrel sold in aid of the two charities is from the appellation Corton Grand Cru Les Bressandes, taken from the traditional Charlotte Dumay cuvée.

Also, plenty of tastings are organized in the surrounding streets. Over the weekend, the city of Beaune is filled with shows and concerts. Local restaurants often offer special menus for the event, making for a truly magical occasion, and one definitely not to be missed!

We particularly recommend you to visit the 147th Fête des Grands Vins de Bourgogne, which runs from 15-17 in the Palais des Congrès of Beaune, a unique opportunity to discover or rediscover the magic of the Bourgogne, its appellation and terroirs. 

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