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Bourgognes International

The exclusive letter for wine distributors

N°70 / February 2019

©  BIVB / All rights reserved - Bourgogne Week Hong Kong

The fourth edition of Bourgogne Week Hong Kong runs from 25 February to 2 March


The fourth edition of Bourgogne Week Hong Kong is driven by the  Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB), which encourages all stakeholders in the market to get involved and organize events, such as dinners with Bourgogne winemakers, tastings, and restaurant promotions.

Highly anticipated after its good reception during Bourgogne Week London, the 2017 vintage will thus be making its first steps into Asia.

The BIVB is also hosting its own events to bring together importers, the media, and market influencers around Bourgogne wines.

•  One Day for Bourgogne Wines (26 February)
The week’s flagship event is being held for the fourth year running. The BIVB is inviting importers to present to the press and sommeliers their latest wines due to come to market in May. For the most part, these are the 2017 and 2016 vintages. This is an opportunity for the media to gain a first impression and for influencers to discover some of the lesser-known appellations and make some initial orders. By invitation only.

•  Chablis White Cocktail (28 February)
Another highlight of the week underlining the conviviality of Bourgogne wines, this prestige evening is dedicated to the various Chablis appellations across several vintages. By invitation only for media and influencers. 

All these events will be published and promoted on a dedicated website set to launch mid-February, and the visibility of these operations will be boosted on social media via the hashtag #BourgogneWeek. Follow Bourgogne wines (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin) and Chablis (Twitter and Instagram).

An appellation revealed

© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - Givry an appellation of the Côte Chalonnaise
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Mainly producing red wines, the Givry appellation also has some whites to offer. This little gem on the Côte Chalonnaise is certainly worth getting to know.

An historic appellation:
They say that Givry was the favorite wine of King Henry IV. One of the five jewels of the Côte Chalonnaise, the Givry AOC is made in the communes of Givry, Dracy-le-Fort, and Jambles. This little paradise for vines was awarded its AOC in 1946, and is clustered around a fortified settlement established in the Middle Ages.

The brown limestone and calciferous soil was created here by alternate layers of Oxfordian limestone from the Jurassic and clay-limestone. Most of the vines face east-southeast and south, growing at 240-280 meters above sea level, although the summit of Les Bois Chevaux is slightly higher than that.

Jean-Pierre Renard, expert trainer at the École des Vins de Bourgogne, will introduce you to the geographical and geological specifics of the Givry appellation:

Sommelier’s tips:
The closed structure of the reds hides a delicate aromatic register suggesting obvious harmonious parings with pâtés, savory tarts, terrines, cured ham, and delicate cold cuts. Its distinction and solid structure nonetheless make it a great partner for slow-cooked meat dishes and steak, as well as braised veal and poultry stews. A roast Bresse chicken would marry well with its dense tannins. It is also ideal with soft-rind cheeses like Camembert, Brie de Meaux, and Reblochon.
Serve at around 15°C.
The whites are a fine match for fish in light sauce, pike with beurre blanc, and poultry. Cheeses with pressed rinds such as Saint-Nectaire and Cantal also make for a good combination.
Serve at 11-13°C.

As elegant as it is affordable: Givry as seen by Véronique Drouhin
For Véronique Drouhin, enologist at Joseph Drouhin, the Givry appellation now offers wines that can well be described as elegant, far from their former “rustic” reputation. Easy drinking, they also offer excellent value for money and drinking pleasure, making them favorites for restaurant professionals around the world.

Click here to find out more about the Givry appellation.
Click here for a full list of Givry winemakers.


© BIVB / All rights reserved - United Kingdom: Régionale appellations are faring well
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Experience Bourgogne wines

© BIVB - Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne on 6 February 2019
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On 6 February, don’t miss the next edition of “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne”

Discover Aligoté one of the forgotten varietals of Bourgogne, which has plenty of surprises in store for you.
© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - “Bourgogne Wines on Tour” in the UK, in partnership with The Drinks Business
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“Bourgogne Wines on Tour” in the UK, in partnership with The Drinks Business

The fourth edition of the highly-successful “Bourgogne Wines on Tour” event is set to return to the UK.
© BIVB / All rights reserved - Wine Paris 2019 and masterclasses BIVB
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Wine Paris to include two Bourgogne wine-themed masterclasses

Come and discover the treasures of Bourgogne and get to grips with the Climats!
© BIVB - The Bourgogne wine boutique (glass stoppers)
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The Bourgogne Wines boutique’s 2019 catalog is now online

Looking for maps, leaflets? Take a look at what the Bourgogne wines boutique has in store.

Diary of our events

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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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