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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°46 / December 2015

Nature smiled on the winemakers of the Bourgogne wine region in 2015 ©BIVB/A. IBANEZ

The 2015 vintage for Bourgogne wines: Simply sublime!


Perfect! That is the only word for the grapes picked in 2015. They were in impeccable condition, and at optimal ripeness, making for an unbeatable combination. The resultant wines have wonderful balance which brings out the fantastic aromatic depth of the vintage. The upbeat mood that prevailed during the harvests was transformed into full-blown delight during the vinification process and on the first tastings. The qualitative consistency and outstanding concentration observed from north to south promises a legendary vintage.

This optimism was confirmed at the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction on the third Sunday in November. The sale raised a record total of 11,347,609 euros for 575 pièces (228-liter barrels) of white and red wine. Although this charity auction does not reflect the true price the wine will fetch on the open market, it nonetheless provides an indication.

To share the experience of this vintage with those who shepherded it from the vine to the winery, the BIVB has produced a video in which three winemakers recap the highlights of this remarkable vintage.

Economy

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Bourgogne wine sales: Prices buoyant awaiting the return of greater volumes

The 2014 vintage provided generous yields with good quality and is now the core of activity in the advance trade market. While we wait for it to fully come to market, sales for export and to the French market are still down, due to a lack of volume. 
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Figure of the month: 100…

…Which is the number of appellations in the Bourgogne wine region. Despite its small size, accounting for 4% of the total area under vine in France, the Bourgogne region holds the record for the number of wines classified as AOC, with 100 appellations, making up 22% of all French AOCs. The history and particular structure of the Bourgogne wine region has created this diversity.

At your service

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UK: The 2014 vintage on show during Bourgogne Week in London

In January 2016, the Bourgogne wine industry has a date with market influencers and wine lovers in London to present the highly anticipated 2014 vintage. The BIVB is coordinating the promotion of numerous events to give them maximum visibility.
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France: The return of Les Ateliers Prestige Bourgogne run by Fabrice Sommier

During the first semester of 2016, the Bourgogne winegrowing region will once again be running its Les Ateliers Prestige workshop tastings for industry professionals, sommeliers, wine store owners, and restaurateurs, with a new voyage of discovery through the mysteries of the Climats.
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Chablis seen from the air: Take to the skies with this exclusive video

The BIVB’s Chablis arm invites you to discover the contours of the wine region and its Climats from a different perspective with this film shot from the skies. 
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Key figures from the Bourgogne winegrowing region

The Bourgogne region in numbers and pictures
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Take a trip into a sparking universe!

Crémant de Bourgogne is not a recent invention. And its history is now recounted in a gorgeous new book published by Dunod, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of this appellation and two centuries of sparkle.

Diary of our events

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Irancy to host the 72nd Saint-Vincent Tournante de Bourgogne in January 2016

In a first for the Auxerrois winegrowing region, the town of Irancy will welcome the annual Saint-Vincent Tournante de Bourgogne celebrations on 30 and 31 January 2016!
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Click here to see the calendar of upcoming Bourgogne wine professional events.

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