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Bourgognes International

The exclusive letter for wine distributors

N°62 / February 2018

© BIVB / Michel Joly - 15 partners to create Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne in Hôtel-Dieu, Beaune

A major step forward for the Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne

This step represents the cornerstone of their commitment to create the entertaining, educational, and cultural structures this project represents. Their seal of approval confirms the financing plan and launches the operational phase for these three Cités des Vins structures that will become key vectors for the promotion of the Bourgogne region, its wines, its traditions, and its Climats.

The sites in Beaune, Chablis, and Mâcon will reflect the local offer and allow visitors to discover the many different aspects of our region from north to south.

The next step in early 2018: Launch of the call for tender for architects and designers
A project management consultant has been selected by the city of Beaune in partnership with the BIVB to prepare the launch of a tender process for architects and designers for the Cité des Vins in Beaune, in early 2018.

In parallel, the BIVB is launching a call for architectural projects for the renovation and extension of the sites of Chablis and Mâcon.

Click here for the full press release and a presentation of the future Cités

Click here to follow the progress of the Cité des Vins de Bourgogne project(only french)

An appellation revealed

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

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 “Rendez- vous avec les vins de  Bourgogne” is dedicated to the Meursault appellation, and will screen on 31 January.

Summing up the Meursault appellation is no mean feat. It can be defined as, “A wine that has a roundness, almost a sweetness compared to Puligny,” according to Dominique Lafon from the Domaine des Comtes Lafon. But he is quick to add that, “This may be true, but there are other Meursault that have great finesse […] There is a huge range of very different expressions in the wines of Meursault.”

Meursault produces almost exclusively white wines from around 400 hectares, including 105 of Premier Cru, at a height above sea level of between 230-360m. The soil has the same Comblanchian limestone that can be found in Nuits-Saint-Georges, along with a large variety of clay and clay marl. The landscape is fascinating in these parts, allowing winegrowers and négociants to work with the Chardonnay varietal across a huge variety of Climats.

There are a few reds from Meursault, produced from just 13 hectares of Pinot Noir. These rare treasures can be obtained from a handful of producers.
Indeed, Meursault represents a microcosm of the diversity of Bourgogne wines.

In this video, Dominique Lafon reveals more about his favorite appellation:


31 January, the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” show, broadcast by the BIVB live around the world, will be entirely dedicated to the Meursault appellation. Jean-Pierre Renard, Stéphane Follin-Arbelet, from the Château de Meursault, and Marion Javillier from the Domaine Patrick Javillier, will explore all the different aspects of this wine that is the ideal accompaniment to veal, capon, grilled shellfish and seafood in sauce, or simply as an aperitif.

Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” will be screened through 17 sessions in 10 countries, namely USA, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Norway, UK, Ireland, Germany, and Belgium. They are mainly organized by Bourgogne Wines Official Ambassadors. For the first time, the WSET School of London will be taking part in the broadcast. Over 400 people will be joining in one of the sessions which will screen at 9:00am, 11:00am, 6:00pm, and 10:00pm in English, and at 4:00pm in French (CET).

To find out more about the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” show and our Official Ambassadors, don’t hesitate to contact us


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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.

Experience Bourgogne wines

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Take part in a Bourgogne masterclass at VinoVision Paris 2018

VinoVision Paris, the trade show dedicated to cool-climate wines, returns for its second edition from 12-14 February, with Bourgogne wines fully present at the show!
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A brand-new website for educators around the world

The BIVB is launching a new website that is user-friendly and packed with information to meet the needs of trainers around the world.
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UK – “Bourgogne Wines on Tour” in partnership with The Drinks Business

For the third consecutive year, the BIVB is running its highly-successful “Bourgogne Wines on Tour” event across the UK.
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Bourgogne appellations – it’s a tricky job to count them all!

The diversity of Bourgogne wines isn’t a legend. It’s a heritage.
© BIVB - The Dog year in Hong Kong will start with Bourgogne wines
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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. 
© BIVB / Image & associées - Valentine's Day to the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne
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A unique Bourgogne experience for wine lovers on Valentine’s Day

An original idea for the perfect gift for a loved one who loves Bourgogne wines: A gift voucher from the École des Vins de Bourgogne.

Diary of our events

© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - Agenda des prochains concours, salons, ateliers, masterclass...
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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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