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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°55 / January 2017


The second edition of Bourgogne Week Hong Kong from 27 February to 3 March

Bourgogne wines from the 2015 vintage will be launched in Hong Kong in late May/early June. In the past, importers would have tasted them and shared them with their restaurateur, wine-store, and retail clients. To breathe new life into these exchanges and to provide a showcase for this eagerly anticipated vintage, the BIVB is hosting Bourgogne Week from 27 February to 3 March.

As in 2016, the BIVB will be organizing its own events for market influencers and the press:
• Tuesday 28 February: One Day for Bourgogne Wines tasting
This will be the third edition of what has become Bourgogne Week’s flagship event, at which press and sommeliers can discover wines from the new vintage that will be offered by importers. By invitation only.
• Wednesday 1 March: Chablis White Cocktail
A prestige evening event featuring the Chablis appellations for media and market influencers. By invitation only.
• 1-31 March: Chablis retail promotion
Hong Kong’s wine stores will be promoting Chablis wines throughout the month of March.

In parallel, the BIVB is inviting local professionals to organize their own events, such as dinners with Bourgogne winemakers, tastings, and restaurant promotions. It will be promoting all of these events prior to Bourgogne Week Hong Kong in its marketing materials, and in particular on the dedicated website, that will be regularly updated.

The visibility of these operations will also be boosted by a social media campaign with the hashtag #BourgogneWeek. Follow all the news across the Bourgogne and Chablis wines’ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts. 

An appellation revealed

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Mercurey, a patchwork of Climats

Mercurey is one of the Bourgogne winegrowing region’s biggest appellations in terms of production, comparable to Meursault or Gevrey-Chambertin in that respect, and certainly providing enough wine to satisfy markets both in France and beyond.

Experience Bourgogne wines

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29 March: A new edition of “Rendez-vous with Bourgogne Wines”

Don’t miss the next episode of “Rendezvous with Bourgogne Wines” to find out all there is to know about the origins of the names of the Climats and lieux-dits and how they are related to the wines. The show, which is broadcast in nine countries, offers market influencers a uniquely convivial and enriching experience.
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On 4 & 5 February, come and experience the Chablis version of the Saint-Vincent Tournante

The Saint-Vincent Tournante is a major event during the winter in the Chablis winegrowing region, and an integral part of its history. Every year, the event brings together thousands of people to celebrate one varietal and one terroir, so why not join in the fun and put faces to the names of your favorite producers?
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Sweden: An exceptional masterclass on “The Climats of the Bourgogne winegrowing region” on 3 April in Stockholm

The BIVB is offering a unique training opportunity dedicated to the discovery of the Climats of the Bourgogne winegrowing region through a tasting of a range of AOC Village Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines.
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Ask for the 2017 catalog from the Bourgogne Wines Boutique

Maps, posters, appellations guides - there is a wide range of educational and promotional materials available in the new catalog from the Bourgogne Wines Boutique.

Diary of our events

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Some dates for your diary

Click here to see the calendar of upcoming Bourgogne wine professional events

7 February: Two seminars hosted by the local Official Bourgogne Wines Educators on Chablis wines in hotel schools: One at the Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec in Montreal and another at the Centre de Formation Professionnel Jacques Rousseau in Longueil
13 February, Cambridge: Seminar for Chablis market influencers as part of Bourgogne on Tour, in partnership with The Drinks Business
27 March, Glasgow: Seminar for Bourgogne wine market influencers as part of Bourgogne On Tour
15 May, Cardiff: Seminar for Chablis market influencers as part of Bourgogne on Tour, in partnership with The Drinks Business
12 June, Leeds or York: Seminar for Bourgogne wine market influencers as part of Bourgogne On Tour
26 July, London: Professional tasting on “The Art of Chablis”
3 April, Stockholm: Masterclass for sommeliers on “The Climats and lieux-dits of the Bourgogne winegrowing region”

5 February: Chablis is partnering the JSA Young Sommeliers Competition in Tokyo
27 February - 3 March: Bourgogne Week
28 February: “One Day for Bourgogne Wines” for sommeliers, wine store owners and press
1 March: Chablis White Cocktail in Hong Kong for market influencers
February: Launch of a Chablis wines promotion with wine store owners in Hong Kong
3 April: Canadian finale of the Pure Chablis operation in Toronto, for sommeliers and press
25-27 April: Participation of Chablis wines in the Seafood de Bruxelles event with Marennes Oléron oysters

In France
TRAINING SEMINARS, free, by registration only
Bourgogne Wines Professional Workshops
Monday 27 February: “The Keys to the World of Bourgogne Wines”
Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 March: “From Terroir to Climats, the soul of Bourgogne wines”
Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 May: A tasting of Bourgogne wines and suggested food combinations

Les Ateliers Prestige by Fabrice Sommier
Monday 6 March, Nantes
Monday 27 March, Lille
Monday 24 April, Nice
Monday 12 June, Bordeaux
Monday 3 July, Lyon

12-14 February: VinoVision in Paris

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