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This area is dedicated to wine professionals including sommeliers, restaurateurs, wine store owners importers and trainers. Welcome to your very own BIVB website where you can find all the tips and tools you need. You will find documentation, photography, training tools and all kinds of other useful information here to facilitate your search. You can also browse our events and training calendar and you are welcome to attend any that appeal. If you require any further information then don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Bourgognes International

The exclusive letter for wine distributors

N°60 / November 2017

© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - The Creation of two new Bourgogne appellations: Bourgogne Côte d’Or and Vézelay

Double good news for Bourgogne wines

The signature of the relevant government ministers brings an end to the administrative procedures, allowing these wines to be brought to market with the 2017 vintage. As a reminder, in June of this year, the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) said ‘yes’ to the ‘cahier des charges’ of those 2 AOCs.

Despite drawing on 2,000 years of history and a reputation for excellence that is the envy of many, the Bourgogne winegrowing region is not resting on its laurels. Winegrowers and négociants are continuing their efforts to improve quality and promote the terroir, and producing wines to reflect that.

Moreover, it is with a great deal of pleasure and pride that in June of this year, these same producers obtained validation from the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) for the creation of two new AOCs: Bourgogne Côte d’Or and Vézelay.

An appellation revealed

© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - Nuits Saint Georges - Nuits-Saint-Georges: Find out all there is to know about this appellation on the Côte de Nuits
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Nuits-Saint-Georges, celebrated and surprising

Nuits-Saint-Georges is an appellation that is well known by wine lovers, but has plenty of little-known anecdotes.


© Droits Réservés - The Japanese market for Bourgogne wines in 2016 and 2017
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Japan – a land of new opportunities for Bourgogne wines

In July 2017, the Japanese government approved a series of free-trade agreements with the European Union, which will come into effect in 2019.

Experience Bourgogne wines

© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - Video on the terroir of the Bourgogne winegrowing region
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A brand new video about the geological history of the Bourgogne winegrowing region

Watch our new video: “Bourgogne, the Birthplace of Terroir”, winner of the “Imagination & Création” prize at the 24th edition of the Oneovidéo festival at the Imaginarium on 17 October 2017.
© Vinovision -The Vinovision Paris trade show 2017
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Vinovision 2018: Cool-climate wines in Paris

A far-reaching, international trade show, which runs from 12-14 February 2018.
© BIVB / Image & Associés -  An event focusing on Bourgogne wines in Taiwan
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Taiwan: Bourgogne wines sponsor Asian sommelier competition

The BIVB is showing its support for the trade of sommelier in Asia by sponsoring and participating in the jury for the grand finale of the Best Sommelier for French Wines in Asia, which runs from 13-15 December 2017.
© BIVB / Droits réservés - Bourgogne Wines on tour: Tastings and masterclasses in Cambridge, London, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Bristol, and Glasgow.
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The brand-new “Bourgogne Wines on Tour” roadshow, in partnership with The Drinks Business

Six exceptional masterclasses in partnership with The Drinks Business to run across Great Britain, starting in November.
© BIVB / Sopexa - Bourgogne Week London 2018
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Bourgogne Week London 2018

Take advantage of this event to promote your selection of Bourgogne wines and to launch the 2016 vintage on the market!

Bourgogne Week runs in the UK capital from Monday 8 January to Friday 12 January 2018. It is a key event in the wine industry calendar that allows importers and distributors to present the new vintage to the market, while sharing the diversity of Bourgogne wines. It’s also a chance to invite producers and négociants from the region to come and present their wines to tastemakers like wine-store owners, journalists, and sommeliers, along with confirmed wine buffs.

This event, which has been running for some years now and building up quite a fan base, is supported by the BIVB through an in-depth marketing strategy across social media and via partnerships with the local trade press. 

In 2017, our various “Bourgogne Week” publications across social media enjoyed almost three million hits, enabling those hosting events to enjoy strong attendance at their gatherings.

It’s simple to take part:

     •     If you’re an importer or distributor, contact us with details of your event so that we can feature it on our page and get the word out. Use the hashtag #BourgogneWeek across social media and the BIVB will share all your posts.

     •     If you’d like to take part in any Bourgogne Week events, check out the next edition of Bourgogne International for full details. And don’t forget to share your Bourgogne wine-related photos, thoughts, and discoveries with the hashtag #BourgogneWeek.

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Diary of our events

© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez -  All the events involving Bourgogne wines in 2017 and 2018
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Some dates for your diary

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

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