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Your monthly update on Bourgogne wines

N°212 / January 2018

© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - When the world gathers in Bourgogne : Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne

Countdown to the Grands Jours de Bourgogne 2018

Every two years since 1992, the Grands Jours de Bourgogne have been the place for wine-industry professionals and key actors from the market to get together at the heart of the Bourgogne winegrowing region. This unique meet that has become a key event on the industry calendar and brings together 1,000 winemakers and almost 10,000 wines to discover in the space of five days.

From Chablis to the Côte Chalonnaise (for practical reasons, Mâconnais wines are tasted in Beaune), and via the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, visitors can explore the region’s wines across 10 different tasting locations.

New tasting locations for 2018:
For the 14th edition, the recently-renovated Léproserie de Meursault, will welcome the “Trinquée de Meursault” tasting, while over at the Château de Gilly-les-Cîteaux, the “Quatuor en Harmonie” tasting will bring together wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges, Chambolle-Musigny, Morey-Saint-Denis, and Vougeot. A special event dedicated to organic wines will run in Rully.

Despite the small volumes from the 2016 vintage, the winemakers and négociants of the Bourgogne winegrowing region are fully invested in the next edition of the Grands Jours de Bourgogne, with record numbers signed up to attend. Registration for press and market influencers opened on runs until 5 March, so there’s not a moment to lose!

For registration and practical information, check out the Grands Jours de Bourgogne website by clicking here.

At your service

15 partners to create Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne in Hôtel-Dieu, Beaune - © BIVB / Michel Joly
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A major step forward for the Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne

On 20 December 2017, the 15 partners and financers involved in the project signed a framework agreement for the Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne.
The year of the Dog in Hong Kong will start with Bourgogne wines © BIVB
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Join us in Hong Kong for the third edition of Bourgogne Week

The date has been set for the Bourgogne wines rendezvous in Hong Kong. The first industry event after the Chinese New Year, the next edition of Bourgogne Week will be promoting the 2016 vintage. Join us from 26 February to 2 March for some prestige events, tastings, and promotions.
Vinovision, a meeting dedicated to cool-climate wines - © Droits Réservés
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VinoVision Paris 2018: Take a masterclass in Bourgogne wines

The second edition of VinoVision Paris, a trade show dedicated to cool-climate wines, runs from 12-14 February, with Bourgogne wines in attendance!
© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - Your next meetings with Bourgogne wines
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Some dates for your diary

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

Appellation in the spotlight

Meursault as seen from the sky - © BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez
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Meursault: An appellation that is all about nuance

One of the jewel of the Côte de Beaune, Meursault has enjoyed an international reputation for millennia. The Abbey of Cîteaux has grown vines here since 1098! The next edition of “Rendezvous with Bourgogne Wines” is dedicated to the Meursault appellation, and will screen on 31 January.

Economic updates

Great Britain is now the second export market for Bourgogne wines - © Droits Réservés
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UK: Bourgogne wines continue to grow

Rather than suffering from the effects of Brexit and low volumes of available wines, sales of Bourgogne wines continue to grow in the UK.

News from the wine region

Fighting to protect the vineyards in Burgundy - © BIVB / Michel Joly
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The fight against Flavescence Dorée: Positive action in 2017 in the Bourgogne winegrowing region

After a new campaign to fight the spread of Flavescence Dorée, the results for 2017 are good in the Bourgogne winegrowing region. Numbers of compulsory insecticide treatments are continuing to fall and the number of outbreaks remains low. 
© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - Saint-Vincent tournante 2018 in Prissé put the AOP Saint-Véran under the spotlights
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A highlight of the winter, the 74th Saint-Vincent tournante will take place in Prissé

Like a mid-winter pause, the Saint-Vincent tournante heralds the coming of spring and the rebirth of the vines. This year, it’s the turn of the Saint-Véran appellation to welcome the event on 27 & 28 January in the village of Prissé.
© Droits Réservés - Phylloxera and St-Vincent are the stars at Château du Clos de Vougeot
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Two exhibitions at the Clos de Vougeot

Visitors to the Château du Clos de Vougeot are invited to take the plunge into local history through two exhibitions that will run until 31 March.

Winemakers and Maisons

© Droits Réservés - The young wine merchant Géraldine Lochet to win a prize
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An award-winning young négociant from the Côte Chalonnaise

The second prize at the 12th edition of the “Initiative au Féminin” competition was won by Géraldine Lochet, for her wine company, “De la Vigne à la Robe”.
©  Johann Michalczak - Lynn Marchie’s children to take Domaine des Malandes in charge in Chablis
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Richard Rottiers takes over the reins at the Domaine des Malandes in Chablis

The Domaine des Malandes has a new director but continues in its historical traditions. 

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