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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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Taiwan: Bourgogne wines sponsor Asian sommelier competition

Master class Bourgogne wines


The BIVB is showing its support for the trade of sommelier in Asia by sponsoring and participating in the jury for the grand finale of the Best Sommelier for French Wines in Asia, which runs from 13-15 December 2017.

As part of the event, the BIVB is hosting a masterclass for sommeliers and journalists on 15 December.

The BIVB is proud to sponsor this prestigious event which will crown the Best Sommelier for French Wines in Asia.

On 15 December, the two winners from each country – Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, and China – are invited to take part in an exceptional masterclass on the theme of “Discovering the Village appellations of the Bourgogne Region”. Other places will be made available for sommeliers and journalists. This masterclass will reveal the amazing diversity of expression that is hiding behind the 44 Village appellations in the region.

Frank Kämmer, Master Sommelier and Official Educator for Bourgogne wines, will lead the participants through this discover and will comment on a selection of eight Village appellations that are still relatively little-known on the market.

If you are a sommelier and would like to take part in the masterclass, please contact


The brand-new “Bourgogne Wines on Tour” roadshow, in partnership with The Drinks

Master classes Bourgogne wines

Six exceptional masterclasses in partnership with The Drinks Business to run across Great Britain, starting in November.

These six masterclasses are all hosted by Michelle Cerrutti-Kowal, Master of Wine, writer, and educator. They are aimed at wine-store owners, sommeliers, restaurateurs, and importers, and are perfect for discovering the diversity, quality, and accessibility of Bourgogne appellations. In particular, they will explore two key themes:

      •     The “Bourgogne Wines: Discovering Accessible AOCs” sessions introduce British tastemakers to some lesser-known appellations that offer excellent value for money. They are illustrated by a tasting of eight wines selected from the BIVB’s Cave de Prestige. The first masterclass ran in Bournemouth on 1 November, to be followed by further sessions in April in London and then Cambridge in June.
      •     The “Art of Chablis” sessions are, naturally, dedicated to Chablis wine. They explore the “stylistic” nuances of the four levels of appellation and are illustrated with a tasting of 10 wines. They will run in February in Edinburgh, March in Bristol, and May in Glasgow.

These classes are a unique opportunity to discover some new appellations and to learn from Michelle Cerrutti-Kowal, who will share her precious advice to those seeking to add some wines to their selection.

To be a part of Bourgogne Wines on Tour, email  today!


Official Bourgogne Wines Instructors

The “Official Bourgogne Wines Instructors” training program selects and trains ambassadors for Bourgogne wines around the world. The Official Instructors represent the Bourgogne winegrowing region in their various markets and train both professionals and wine lovers in their sectors.

If you’re seeking to organize masterclasses, tastings or any other wine-related events, don’t hesitate to contact the Official Instructor in your region.

Click here for a complete list of Official Bourgogne Wines Instructors.


Take a look at our new eLearning training module, “Discovering Bourgogne Wines”


More modern, more dynamic and more interactive, our “Discovering Bourgogne Wines” module has had a makeover. At home, in the office, on the train or in a plane, indeed, at any time of the day, you can improve your understanding of Bourgogne wines using this simple tool.
The next generation of “Discovering Bourgogne Wines” offers a wealth of in-depth content to help you perfect your knowledge in a fun way.

The module is structured around four key sections that you can complete at your own pace:

  • Discovering Bourgogne Wines to refresh or consolidate your knowledge about the terroirs and appellations of the Bourgogne region
  • 365 Days in Bourgogne to explore daily life in the vines of Bourgogne
  • Tasting Bourgogne Wines
  • Advising Your Customers to help you guide your customers

The module is available in a range of different formats so you can use it anywhere you like!

⇒ On line :

 For the French version, click here

 For the English version, click here

In Japanese version, click here

In Chinese version, click here

In Korean version, click here


⇒ It can be downloaded for offline use (this will require you to install an application on your computer) :

 In French, click here

 In English, click here

In Japanese, click here

In Chinese, click here

In Korean version, click here

A google play version  is also available

In French, click here

In English, click here

In Japanese, click here

In Chinese, click here

In Korean version, click here

A itunes version is also available

In French, click here

In English, click here

In Japanese, click here

In Chinese, click here

In Korean version, click here


For more information, please contact:

Evelyne Perrier :    -  + 33(0)3 80 25 04 87


Try out the “Bourgogne Wines” training aid

If you host your own presentations and training sessions for your contacts, partners and customers – either professional or amateur – the Bourgogne Wines training aid is for you!

This training aid explores the richness and uniqueness of our winegrowing region and our wines, as well as offering a first approach to tasting and matching food and wine. This tool can be used whenever and wherever you like to engage your contacts and consolidate your communication.


It is available:
 In French, by clicking here
 In English, by clicking here

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