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Your monthly update on Bourgogne wines

N°204 / February 2017

The Bourgogne region, a land of emotions ©BIVB/Lukam

It’s time to plan your next vacation in the Bourgogne winegrowing region!

As a pioneer in wine tourism, the Bourgogne region is this year celebrating 80 years of the Route des Grands Crus. The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has a wide range of tools in place to ensure a high-quality experience and easy access for visitors, to guide you in your choices, and to guarantee you enjoy some wonderful moments with family or friends.

Discover the latest edition of the “En Route Vers les Bourgognes” guide, dedicated to wine-related tourism. It contains the details of:

- 346 estates, maisons, and cooperative cellars that have signed up to the De Vignes en Caves welcome charter
- 98 wine-related events that take place around the year in the Bourgogne winegrowing region

This guide, in both English and French, is free and available upon request from the BIVB (Tel: +33 3 80 25 04 80) or in the A Trip Through the Vines section of the Bourgogne Wines website.

Click here to download your copy now!

A visit to the Bourgogne winegrowing region is about sharing memorable experiences, observing winegrowers through the seasons and finding out about the growth cycle of the vines, enjoying cellar tastings, and exploring the Climats on foot, by bike, or on horseback.
Get a taste of Bourgogne right now through the BIVB’s latest video, “Bourgogne, a Land of Emotions.”


At your service

Virginie Valcauda, Head of Marketing and Communication for the BIVB ©BIVB/Michel Joly
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Virginie Valcauda, Head of Marketing and Communication for the BIVB

The BIVB is delighted to welcome Virginie Valcauda to drive our new marketing and communication strategy in line with our Bourgognes 2020 plan.
Emmanuel Delmas the author of ©BIVB/DR
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The winners of the 31st Chablis Wine Competition, presided over by Emmanuel Delmas

Sommelier, blogger, and all-round Renaissance wine man, Emmanuel Delmas was the President of the 31st edition of the Chablis Wine Competition, which was held on 14 January. A panel of 80 tasters, including journalists, restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine traders, enologists and enlightened consumers selected 28 winning wines.
The Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne - Bourgogne Wine School for fun & experience!  ©BIVB/Aurélien Ibanez
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A fun, sensorial experience in the heart of a legendary terroir

Thanks to “Révélation des Bourgognes”, you can enjoy a made-to-measure three-day experience to introduce you to the universe of Bourgogne wines.
All your press events with Bourgogne wines ©BIVB/Aurélien Ibanez
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Some dates for your diary

Don’t miss out on any upcoming events involving Bourgogne wines.

Economic updates

Hong Kon, 5th market in value for Bourgogne Wines in 2016 ©BIVB/DR
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Hong Kong: Bourgogne wines set a new record in 2016

A relatively young market for Bourgogne wines, Hong Kong has undergone some significant changes over the past decade. Revenue has grown eight-fold since 2007, reaching 43 million euros in 2016. 

Appellation in the spotlight

Saint-Véran is to dring while Saint-Vérand is to be visited... wine and village! ©BIVB/DR
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A new website for the Saint-Véran appellation

The Union of Saint-Véran Producers wines has boosted its interactive presence with a brand-new, fun, colorful and interactive website.

News from the wine region

When working together helps fight desease with fewer chemicals ©BIVB/DR
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Fewer and fewer treatments in the fight against Flavescence Dorée

We are making progress in the fight against Flavescence Dorée in the Bourgogne winegrowing region, as illustrated by figures from the 2016 campaign. The disease has virtually been contained, and fewer treatments are now necessary.
Do you want to help protect the tiny stone wall and huts in Bourgogne? ©BIVB/Michel Joly
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The Association of the Climats of Bourgogne is saving the region’s dry-stone walls and shelters

In 2014, the Association of the Climats of the Bourgogne Winegrowing Region has been undertaking the mammoth task to inventory the entire region’s wine-related architectural heritage. The project’s latest objective is to share this information and to start work on restoring these walls, gateways, meurgers (piles of stones), and huts. To do this, they are looking for sponsors.

Winemakers and Maisons

Open days for professionals at the Château de la Greffière on 6 & 7 March
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The Château de la Greffière sets its sights on wine tourism

The Château de la Greffière at La Roche Vineuse in the Mâconnais is a family-run estate with an important wine business and a wide variety of tourist attractions. 
Vincent Avenel, the new head of Chanson Père & Fils ©BIVB/DR
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A new director for the Domaine Chanson Père & Fils

Vincent Avenel is the new head of Chanson Père & Fils estates in Beaune, taking over from Gilles de Courcel.

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