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Bourgognes International

The exclusive letter for wine distributors

N°65 / June 2018

© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - The 2018 vintage gets underway in Bourgogne!

The 2018 vintage gets underway in Bourgogne!

Is it too soon to talk of an early vintage in Bourgogne?

Although the 2018 vintage got off to a good start across the region, mid-May is still too early to be able to confirm whether will be an early one. At this stage, the evolution of the vines is closely linked to the temperature. The hotter it is, the faster the vines grow. And similarly, as soon as the mercury dips, the vegetation slows down. The next few weeks will decide the matter one way or another.

The growth cycle got off to a slightly slow start, but summery temperatures that held up until 24 April meant the vines grew quickly, making up for a lag observed during the mid-budburst stage, by which time half the vines’ buds have lost their scaly cases. This means that 2018 is on a par with 2015, a vintage when everything was ahead of schedule, with flowering in mid-June, and harvesting at the end of August.

A slight cooling of the temperature in the final days of April and a return to more seasonal temperatures during the first two weeks of May slightly slowed things down, bringing the pace back to a more normal level.

Bourgogne winegrowers are happy so far: The vines were spared the frost this year, and the nascent flowers seem generous. In the vines, teams are busy tying up the vines and debudding, but there’s still a long way to go until the harvest.

An appellation revealed

© BIVB / Xialong Kong - Perfect pairings for Chablis wines
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Chablis: Simple yet complex

How well do you really know the Chablis appellation?


© BIVB / All rights reserved - Market report 2017 USA about Bourgogne Wines
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The USA remains the leading market for Bourgogne wines

In 2017, the USA was once again the leading importer of Bourgogne wines in terms of both revenue and volume. 

Experience Bourgogne wines

© BIVB / Benson Marketing - The new Official Bourgogne Wines Ambassadors for 2018
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Meet our 10 new Official Bourgogne Wines Ambassadors

Between 14-20 May, the BIVB welcomed 10 new candidates for a fresh round of accreditation to earn the title of Official Bourgogne Wines Ambassadors.
© BIVB / All rights reserved - The Chablis Prize for young sommeliers in Japan
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Japan – The 3rd edition of the Chablis Prize for young sommeliers

And the winner is…
© BIVB / All rights reserved - A free postcard for Bourgogne wine professionals
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A brand-new postcard for Bourgogne wines

Available from our pro shop, this postcard won’t fail to delight your customers.
© BIVB / All rights reserved - The Chablis wine-themed escape room
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45 minutes to solve the Chablis wines locked room mystery!

On 10 May, journalists and sommeliers from San Francisco took part in a Chablis-themed escape game.
© BIVB / All rights reserved - Bourgogne Week Tokyo runs from 4-8 June 2018, organized by the BIVB
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Japan – A new website for Bourgogne Week Tokyo

Importers, wine store owners, restaurants, and wine bars will be offering a varied program of activities from 4-8 June as part of Bourgogne Week Tokyo.
© BIVB / All rights reserved - A strong partnership with WSET
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Bourgogne wines partner international training centers

A strong partnership with WSET.
© BIVB / Michel Ferchaud - A Tasting of Bourgogne Grand Crus
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The ultimate Bourgogne wine tasting: The 33 Grand Crus

Indulge yourself and participate in a unique opportunity devoted exclusively to Grand Cru appellations.

Diary of our events

© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - Events in Bourgogne in June 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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