156th Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction 18th, 19th & 20th November 2016
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156ème Vente des Vins des Hospices de Beaune - 18, 19 & 20 Novembre 2016
2016 PRESS EVENTS
Friday 18th NOVEMBER 2016
144th Fête des Grands Vins de Bourgogne
PALAIS DES CONGRES, AVENUE CHARLES DE GAULLE, BEAUNE
9.30am: Opening to journalists
The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) and the Winemakers Association (CAVB) invite you to a unique tasting session: 3,000 Bourgogne wines, including the 2016 vintage.
The BIVB press staff will be happy to welcome you and provide you with a glass and a tasting catalogue. If you ever wish to meet with BIVB or CAVB Presidents, please send us an email prior to the event (firstname.lastname@example.org).
10.30am: Exclusive Wine Tasting - Press only
3 appellations will be highlighted for journalists, among which Mercurey. This village located in the heart of Côte Chalonnaise will organize the next Saint Vincent on 28th and 29th January 2017.
The village of Mercurey
is one the foremost appellations of Bourgogne. The vineyards stretch as far as the neighbouring village of Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu. This appellation produces both red wines from Pinot Noir and white wines from Chardonnay. The AOC status was instituted in 1923 and includes 32 premiers crus climats.
Meursault : This appellation village of the Côte de Beaune region (Côte-d’Or), includes 19 Premiers Crus Climats. The excellent soils were planted with vines by the monks of Cîteaux as early as 1098. A small amount of red wine is produced here, though white definitely dominates. Meursault’s appellation of origin status dates from 1937.
Vosne Romanée : “Bourgogne has produced nothing better than this little corner where all her charms come together”. So wrote Gaston Roupnel Burgundian author, celebrated historian of the French countryside.This appellation village of Côte de Nuits (Côte d'Or) includes 14 Premiers Crus Climats and 6 Grands Crus.
Close to this paradise, the appellation Village Vosne-Romanée and its Premiers Crus express the Pinot Noir grape at its heavenly best.
Saturday 19th NOVEMBER 2016
2016 vintage of the Hospices de Beaune, by Ludivine GRIVEAU
Salle Saint-Nicolas of the Hôtel-Dieu, beaune
4pm : Presentation and wine tasting session
Presentation and wine tasting session of the 2016 vintage commented by Ludivine GRIVEAU, vineyard-manager and winemaker Domaine des Hospices de Beaune.
Seats are limited
Sunday 20th NOVEMBER 2016
Conference and Press Lunch
10am : Press conference
Press conference organized by the Hospices de Beaune and the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB).
SALLE DES POVRES DE L’HOTEL-DIEU
12.30pm : Lunch
Press lunch of the 156th
Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction
Salle Saint-Nicolas at the Hôtel-Dieu
Seats are limited
156th Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction
Halles de Beaune, place de l’ Hôtel-Dieu, Entrance B
2.30pm : Auction
• FREE ACCESS TO THE AUCTION ROOM
• THE PRESS OFFICE IS LOCATED JUST ABOVE THE AUCTION ROOM (WITH WIFI ACCESS)
No need to have Hospices de Beaune press badge to enter the Congress Center press wine tasting on Friday 18th at 9.30am. The BIVB press staff will be happy to welcome you and provide you with a press badge, a glass and a tasting catalogue.
YOUR PRESS ROOM!
PRESS OFFICE ABOVE THE AUCTION ROOM (into the Halles) - WIFI ACCESS
The Hospices press staff will be happy to welcome you. We will provide you:
• Your personal press badge
• Your press kit
• Your wifi access
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November: 9am to 7pm