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Bourgogne Wines Direct

Your monthly update on Bourgogne wines

N°216 / June 2018

Become a  Bourgogne Wine Ambassador  - © BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez

The network of Bourgogne Wine Ambassadors expands

With a network of 60 official Ambassadors in France and in 17 other countries around the world, the BIVB was keen to expand its team. And to do this, 10 training experts – including several Masters of Wine – were selected from around 100 applications around the world. Six came from the USA, one from Canada, and for the first time, successful applicants also came from India, Australia, and Switzerland, counting one apiece.
They traveled across Bourgogne from north to south, widening out their experience and discovering all the richness of the region through theory lessons, landscape readings, estate visits, meetings with professionals, and themed tastings. This intensive training week was capped off with a demanding final exam requiring a high level of understanding.
All 10 applicants passed the test, thus obtaining the coveted title of Official Bourgogne Wines Ambassador. These passionate specialists are now entitled to promote Bourgogne wines in a variety of ways, such as by hosting masterclasses in their territory with market influencers or wine-loving consumers.

Here is a list of our newly-qualified Bourgogne Wine Ambassadors:
•   Mark Shipway (Canada)
•   Marianne Franz (USA)
•   Christian Oggenfuss (USA)
•   Robert Bath (USA)
•   Tanya Morning Star Darling (USA)
•   Liz Palmer (USA)
•   Andrea Pritzker (Australia)
•   Sonal Holland (India)
•   Timothy Magnus (Switzerland)
•   James Barlow (USA)

In October, it will be the turn of France to strengthen its network. A recruitment campaign is underway with the aim of attracting 10 candidates to the Bourgogne region next fall. The following are prerequisites: Being a trainer in the wine sector with a good level of knowledge of Bourgogne wines; having a network of market influencers; and being active on social media.

Click here to see the new list of Official Ambassadors.

At your service

The winegrowing trade in the Bourgogne region - © BIVB / Sébastien Boulard
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Regional Charter: A booklet to better understand the wolrd of the winegrower

All year round, visiting tourists and local residents see the winegrowers hard at work in their vines. But what exactly are they doing? What are all the various tasks for?
Bourgogne wine training  in 2018 - © BIVB / Michel Joly
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Before vacation, brush up on Bourgogne wines ready for when you get back to work!

Returning from vacation can be something to look forward to, especially if you have booked a training course with the École des Vins de Bourgogne.
The Cave de prestige 2018 - © BIVB / Image & Associés
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The Cave de Prestige 2018 selections are announced!

The awards ceremony for those wines selected for the Bourgogne wines Cave de Prestige was held on Thursday 14 June in Beaune, in the presence of François Labet, President of the BIVB.
Press events in June and July 2018 - © BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez
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Save the date!

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

Economic updates

Canada, Japan, and China 2017 Bourgogne wine market reports - © BIVB / All rights reserved
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Updates on the Canadian and Japanese markets

Two countries and two very different situations.

News from the wine region

The Vignoble & Découvertes  label has been awarded to the Bourgogne region of the  Tonnerrois - © BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez
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The Tonnerrois region obtains the Vignobles & Découvertes label

It becomes the eighth sub-region to obtain this label, which will soon extend across the entire Bourgogne wine region.
App and booklet for children about the Climats of Bourgogne - © BIVB / Michel Joly
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News on the Maison des Climats du Vignoble de Bourgogne

Summer’s off to a good start with a free app!

Winemakers and Maisons

Cave aux Montagny, in Buxy on the Côte Chalonnaise, offers tasting of Bourgogne wines - © Droits réservés
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Montagny: A new cellar for tasting and sales

Thirteen independent estates and producers of the Montagny appellation have joined forces to create a unique tasting space, the Cave Aux Montagny.
The Château de Meursault and Château de Marsannay obtain level 3 HVE - © Droits réservés
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The Châteaux de Meursault and Marsannay have obtained level 3 High Environmental Value (HVE) certification

This covers 106 hectares: 67 hectares in Meursault and 39 hectares in Marsannay.
Domaine Gros and Maison François Parent - © Domaine AF Gros
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The Domaine A.-F. Gros opens the Jefferson's Club

The Domaine A.-F. Gros has just opened a wine bar, Jefferson’s Club, along with a wine store in the middle of the village of Pommard, in a historic residence of the Dukes of Bourgogne.
Maison Joseph Drouhin in summer 2018 - © Joseph Drouhin
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Spend summer with the Maison Joseph Drouhin

All summer, Joseph Drouhin is hosting events around Bourgogne wines. You are just a few clicks away from participating!

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