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161st Hospices de Beaune Charity Wine Sale on 21st November

29/10/2021

 

Updated November 19: download the complete press kit: Click here

 

This major event continues to reinvent itself by advocating and engaging in social issues. 

On the occasion of this 161st edition, the profits from the sale of the charity barrel, called the "Pièce des Présidents", will be donated to two associations that work to support women's causes:

  • The National Federation for Women's Solidarity, sponsored by French actress Jeanne Balibar, works to combat violence against women.
  • The Curie Institute, sponsored by French actor Pio Marmaï (seen in the movie Back to Burgundy), supports medical research against breast cancer.

In addition to supporting charitable causes (established in 1978), the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction also enables investments to be made to meet the health needs of the region, namely the improvement of medical equipment and the modernization of infrastructures. The completion of the reconstruction of the Philippe le Bon Hospital represents an investment of 70 million euros spread over the next 6 years.

This is the first time that the Hospices de Beaune has partnered with Sotheby's and will be presenting 349 barrels (Pièces) for sale:

  • 293 barrels and 2 half-barrels of red wine
  • 56 barrels and 3 half-barrels of white wine

During the weekend, the Bourgogne wine industry will be offering several events for journalists, including:

  • From Friday 19 th November, The 148th Fête des Grands Vins de Bourgogne, all Bourgogne AOCs can be tasted in Beaune

9:30am to midday, Palais des Congrès, Beaune - Special opening for the press and the trade

The 148th Fête des Grands Vins de Bourgogne brings together some 700 estates, producers and cooperatives, who will be offering their latest vintage for tasting. In total around 3,000 wines will be on offer.

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) and the Winemakers Association (CAVB) invite you to this extraordinary event. Throughout the morning, the BIVB’s press department extends a personalized welcome to media attendees, including a glass and tasting catalog. If you would like to meet any particular winemakers or others in the sector, either send us an email in advance (cecile.mathiaud@bivb.com) or ask us on site.

11am - Special press tasting of two Bourgogne AOCs : Puligny-Montrachet and Pouilly-Fuissé
You are invited to taste two selected appellations and meet their producers. This year: Puligny-Montrachet and Poully-Fuissé).

Saturday 20th November
3:30pm – Introduction to the 2021 vintage - Salle-Nicolas de l’Hôtel-Dieu, Beaune (On invitation only – Number of seats limited to 25)
Ludivine Griveau, vineyard-manager and winemaker at the Domaine Viticole des Hospices de Beaune, welcomes the press for a special tasting of the Hospices de Beaune wines that will go on sale on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday 21st November
9.45am - Press conference of the Bourgogne Wine Board and the Hospices de Beaune - Under the Halles de Beaune, Place de l’Hôtel Dieu
An industry update on the latest vintage, economic performance, and future projects. This is an opportunity to put your questions to representatives of the Bourgogne wine trade: Frédéric Drouhin, President of the BIVB, François Labet, Co-President of the BIVB and Thiebault Huber, President of the CAVB.

Ludivine Griveau, winemaker at the Domaine Viticole des Hospices de Beaune, François Poher, Director of the Hospital and Hospices de Beaune, Alain Suguenot, Mayor of Beaune, and the representatives of the charities benefitting from the sale of the Pièce des Présidents will all speak and answer questions.

2.30pm - 161st Hospices de Beaune Charity Wine Sale - Halles de Beaune, Place de l’Hôtel Dieu, Entrance B for journalists - (On invitation only)
Acces to the auction room : the press office is localed just above the auction room, inside the Halles (with wifi access)

Follow us throughout the weekend on social media #BourgogneWines - #HospicesdeBeaune

Bourgogne Wine Board Press Contacts
Cécile Mathiaud - cecile.mathiaud@bivb.com - Presse internationale - + 33 (0)3 80 25 95 76

Contact presse Hospices de Beaune
Estelle Bidault -
estelle.bidault@ch-beaune.fr - + 33 (0)6 73 91 77 79

 

 

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