BURGHOUND SYMPOSIUM

Burghound Symposium

We are thrilled to be able to now launch our Burghound Symposium 2020 programme. This intense, but varied collection of masterclasses and dinner events, combines fun with the chance to gain or to deepen your understanding of Burgundy. We are flying leading Burgundy critic and writer Allen Meadows (and “Mrs. Burghound" too!) to Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai to lead events in this programme.

Allen Meadow’s 2020 China programme is exclusive to The Fine Wine Experience.

There is much to learn about this complex yet rewarding fine wine region of Burgundy. Allen’s expertise, his complete fluency in the subject, and his ability to teach, to lead, and to moderate discussion offer much to both the novice and the experienced aficionado.

We have also spent many months meticulously sourcing just the right bottles – the right vineyards, vintages, and domaines with the right provenance – to show top level Burgundy in its diversity and depth.

Hedonism and learning combined! 

The programme takes in a range of subjects with a nicely varied selection of cuisines at leading dining venues in three cities. Yet all this is scheduled within a short enough space of time, that both locals and international guests alike can schedule any selection of events, or indeed the entire programme into their diaries.

This year we are joined by a number of leading Burgundians in each city to enhance the experience –

Hong Kong: Christophe Perrot-Minot & Marit Lindal (Domaine Perrot-Minot) and Guillaume Rouget (Domaine Emmanuel Rouget)

Beijing: Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Christian Clerget & Justine Clerget (Domaine Christian Clerget), Armand Heitz (Domaine Heitz-Lochardet), Xavier Horiot (Domaine Launay-Horiot), Frédéric Lafarge (Domaine Michel Lafarge), Philippe & Monica Marcucci Pacalet (Philippe Pacalet) and Edouard Parinet (Château du Moulin-à-Vent).

Shanghai: Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Christian & Justine Clerget (Domaine Christian Clerget), Pierre-Vincent Girardin (Pierre Girardin), Armand Heitz (Domaine Heitz-Lochardet), Xavier Horiot (Domaine Launay-Horiot), Philippe & Monica Marcucci Pacalet (Philippe Pacalet) and Edouard Parinet (Château du Moulin-à-Vent).


HONG KONG: 16th-19th March 2020 (Monday to Thursday)

16th MARCH (Monday)

GROWER DINNER: Domaine Emmanuel Rouget - Echezeaux, Cros Parantoux & Beaumonts
庄主晚宴: 胡杰酒庄,夜丘之珠

with special guest: Guillaume Rouget

Time: 7 PM
Venue: Rosewood Hotel Hong Kong
Tickets: HKD 14,800


17th MARCH (Tuesday)

MASTERCLASS: Understanding Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet & Chassagne-Montrachet and What Makes Each Unique
大师班: 勃艮第的白酒圣殿 ─ 默尔索,普里尼 ‧ 蒙哈榭及夏沙尼‧蒙哈榭

with special guest: Allen Meadows

Time: 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Venue: The Fine Wine Experience Shop
Tickets: HKD 1,880


18th MARCH (Wednesday)

GROWER DINNER: Perrot-Minot - Chambertin & Chambertin-Clos de Bèze
庄主晚宴: 皮瑞米諾酒莊,香贝丹与香贝丹‧贝日 特级园

with special guest: Christophe Perrot-Minot

Time: 7 PM
Venue: China Tang Landmark
Tickets: HKD 6,000


19th MARCH (Thursday)

RARE WINE DINNER: 1990 Burgundy, Thirty-Years On
珍稀晚宴: 1990年勃艮第,三十年的回望

with special guests: Allen Meadows

Time: 7 PM
Venue: The Upper House Hong Kong
Tickets: HKD 28,000


BEIJING: 20th-23rd March 2020 (Friday to Monday)

20th MARCH (Friday)

GROWER DINNER: Treasures from Domaine Michel Lafarge
庄主晚宴: 来自拉法热酒庄的珍藏

with special guests: Allen Meadows & Frédéric Lafarge

Time: 7PM
Venue: La Chansonnière 
Tickets: HKD 4,300 or RMB 3,800 per seat


21st MARCH (Saturday)

MASTERCLASS: Understanding Volnay and Pommard featuring Domaine Lafarge & Domaine Launary-Horiot
大师班: 沃尔内与波玛

with special guests: Allen Meadows, Frédéric Lafarge & Xavier Horiot

Time: 1:30 PM - 3 PM
Venue: Park Hyatt Beijing 北京柏悦酒店
Tickets: HKD 1,540 or RMB 1,380

MASTERCLASS: Winemaking Using the Whole Bunch – Why Are Producers Passionate About this Approach? 
featuring Philippe Pacalet and Armand Heitz and Wines from Beaujolais, Burgundy and the Northern Rhône 
大师班: 为何大家都热衷整串发酵?

with special guests: Philippe Pacalet & Armand Heitz

Time: 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Venue: Park Hyatt Beijing 北京柏悦酒店
Tickets: HKD 840 or RMB 750

Winemakers Gala Dinner in Beijing
庄主庆祝晚宴 (北京場)

with special guests: Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Christian & Justine Clerget (Domaine Christian Clerget), Armand Heitz (Domaine Heitz-Lochardet), Xavier Horiot (Domaine Launay-Horiot), Frédéric Lafarge (Domaine Michel Lafarge), Philippe Pacalet & Monica Marcucci Pacalet (Philippe Pacalet), Edouard Parinet (Château du Moulin-à-Vent) and, Erica & Allen Meadows

Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: Park Hyatt Beijing 北京柏悦酒店
Tickets: HKD 5,400 or RMB 4,800


22nd MARCH (Sunday)

MASTERCLASS: Discover Cru Beaujolais 
featuring Philippe Pacalet, Domaine Michel Lafarge, Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, Château du Moulin-à-Vent
大师班: 博若莱解碼

with special guests: Philippe Pacalet, Frédéric Lafarge, Armand Heitz & Edouard Parinet

Time: 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Venue: Park Hyatt Beijing 北京柏悦酒店
Tickets: HKD 730 or RMB 650

Walkaround Grand Tasting in Beijing
凡荟品酒会北京場

with special guests: Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Christian & Justine Clerget (Domaine Christian Clerget), Armand Heitz (Domaine Heitz-Lochardet), Xavier Horiot (Domaine Launay-Horiot), Frédéric Lafarge (Domaine Michel Lafarge), Philippe Pacalet & Monica Marcucci Pacalet (Philippe Pacalet), Edouard Parinet (Château du Moulin-à-Vent) and, Erica & Allen Meadows

Time: 2 PM - 5 PM
Venue: Park Hyatt Beijing 北京柏悦酒店
Tickets: HKD 1,540 or RMB 1,380

MASTERCLASS: 2017s from Domaine Christian Clerget & Domaine Amiot-Servelle
庄主大师班: 2017年,克莱格特酒庄与阿米奥‧赛维尔酒庄

with special guests: Christian Clerget, Justine Clerget, Antoine & Prune Amiot-Servelle

Time: 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Venue: Park Hyatt Beijing 北京柏悦酒店
Tickets: HKD 1,540 or RMB 1,380


23rd MARCH (Monday)

GROWER DINNER: Philippe Pacalet in Beijing
庄主晚宴: 菲利普·帕卡雷 (北京場)

with special guest: Philippe Pacalet

Time: 7 PM
Venue: Opposite House Hotel 北京瑜舍酒店
Tickets: HKD 3,920 or RMB 3,500


SHANGHAI: 25th-28th March 2019 (Wednesday to Saturday)

25th MARCH (Wednesday)

RARE WINE DINNER: 1995 Burgundy Grand Crus, Twenty-Five-Years On
珍稀晚宴: 1995年勃艮第特級園,二十五年的回望

with special guest: Allen Meadows

Time: 7 PM
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai at Pudong 上海浦東四季酒店
Tickets: HKD 24,300 or RMB 21,800


GROWER DINNER: Domaine Amiot-Servelle - Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru ‘Les Amoureuses’ & ‘Les Charmes’
庄主晚宴: 阿米奥‧赛维尔酒庄 ,爱侣园与一級园 ‘Les Charmes’

with special guests: Antoine & Prune Amiot-Servelle

Time: 7 PM
Venue: Jing An Shangri-La Hotel Shanghai 上海静安香格里拉大酒店
Tickets: HKD 3,670 or RMB 3,280


26th MARCH (Thursday)

DINNER: Meursault, Volnay & Pommard - Regions to Know & the Producers to Watch
through the wines of Domaine Launay-Horiot, Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, Pierre Girardin
晚宴: 默尔索,沃尔内与波玛 ,新兴地区与新星

with special guest: Allen Meadows, Xavier Horiot, Armand Heitz & Pierre Vincent Girardin

Time: 7 PM
Venue: Tang Court at The Langham Shanghai 上海朗廷酒店唐阁中餐厅
Tickets: HKD 2,690 or RMB 2,400


27th MARCH (Friday)

GROWER DINNER: Philippe Pacalet in Shanghai
庄主晚宴: 菲利普·帕卡雷(上海場)

with special guest: Philippe Pacalet

Time: 7 PM
Venue: The Middle House Shanghai 上海鏞舍飯店
Tickets: HKD 3,920 or RMB 3,500


28th MARCH (Saturday)

MASTERCLASS: Appreciating the often overlooked 1er Crus of Nuits-St.-Georges
大师班: 夜‧圣乔治一级园,你看漏了什么?

with special guest: Allen Meadows

Time: 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Venue: The Middle House Shanghai 上海鏞舍飯店
Tickets: HKD 2,100 or RMB 1,880

Walkaround Grand Tasting Luncheon in Shanghai
凡荟品酒会上海场 (含午餐)

with special guests: Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Christian & Justine Clerget (Domaine Christian Clerget), Pierre-Vincent Girardin (Pierre Girardin), Armand Heitz (Domaine Heitz-Lochardet), Xavier Horiot (Domaine Launay-Horiot), Philippe & Monica Marcucci Pacalet (Philippe Pacalet), Edouard Parinet (Château du Moulin-à-Vent) and, Erica & Allen Meadows

Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Venue: The Middle House Shanghai 上海鏞舍飯店
Tickets: HKD 1,680 or RMB 1,500

MASTERCLASS: Discovering the wines of Domaine Christian Clerget
庄主大师班: 克莱格特酒庄

with special guest: Christian & Justine Clerget

Time: 2:30 PM - 4 PM
Venue: The Middle House Shanghai 上海鏞舍飯店
Tickets: HKD 1,120 or RMB 1,000

Shanghai 'Paulée-Style' Gala Dinner
上海自带酒庆祝晚宴

with special guests: Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Christian & Justine Clerget (Domaine Christian Clerget), Pierre-Vincent Girardin (Pierre Girardin), Armand Heitz (Domaine Heitz-Lochardet), Xavier Horiot (Domaine Launay-Horiot), Philippe & Monica Marcucci Pacalet (Philippe Pacalet), Edouard Parinet (Château du Moulin-à-Vent) and, Erica & Allen Meadows

Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: The Middle House Shanghai 上海鏞舍飯店
Tickets: HKD 3,130 or RMB 2,800

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2020 BURGHOUND SYMPOSIUM SHANGHAI: MASTERCLASS: Appreciating the Often Overlooked 1er Crus of Nuits-St.-Georges
Date Saturday 28 March 2020
Time 11:30 - 13:00
Venue The Middle House Shanghai (No. 366 Shi Men Yi Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai)
Ticket HKD 2,100 or RMB 1,880 per seat

2020 BURGHOUND SYMPOSIUM SHANGHAI: MASTERCLASS: Appreciating the Often Overlooked 1er Crus of Nuits-St.-Georges

with special guest | Allen Meadows

Nuits-St.-Georges is one of the most important but perhaps least well understood villages in the Côte de Nuits. Tasted blind it is sometimes mistaken for Gevrey-Chambertin given its typical fullness of fruit, tannin and mouthfeel. But it also suffers in reputation (increasingly unfairly) for being a bit rustic in style. It hasn’t helped too that the village has no grand crus like its northerly neighbours (though there has been a move to change that for Les St. Georges) from which the village can bask in reflected glory. 

Yet to taste through 12 examples of different 1er crus from the very best domaines, as we shall do today, guided by expert Allen Meadows, is to discover wines as qualitatively deserving of their status as any (and yet often at a lower price than those from Chambolle, or Vosne for example). 

Part of the issue to understanding Nuits-St.-Georges is actually its diversity. The town is large enough to divide the vineyards south (as we drive up the D974) and north. Indeed “Nuits-St.-Georges” actually begins with vineyards belonging to the village of Premeaux, including J.-F. Mugnier’s ‘Clos de la Maréchale’. Pushing against the border of Vosne-Romanée at ‘Aux Boudots’ at the northern limit we are a world away, and to taste blind you would be more likely to guess Vosne than Gevrey (if you didn’t get it right of course!). 

Today’s 12 premier crus carefully span the full breadth of the appellation north to south, and a broad spectrum of terroirs along the way. All of this will be expertly unpacked by Allen and by the finish we will understand the complexity of Nuit-St.-George’s best wines, as well as understanding why Burgundy connoisseurs have already long since gravitated here.

WINES TO BE SERVED

2011 Domaine Méo-Camuzet - Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘Aux Boudots’
2010 Domaine de la Vougeraie - Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Damodes’
2011 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair - Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Cras’
2011 Domaine Perrot-Minot - Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘La Richemone’
2013 Domaine Sylvain Cathiard - Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘Aux Murgers’
2013 Domaine Mugneret Gibourg - Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Chaignots’

2011 Domaine Henri Gouges - Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Pruliers’
2011 Domaine Grivot - Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Roncière’
2011 Domaine Chevillon - Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Vaucrains’
2011 Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair - Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les St. Georges’

2011 Domaine Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier - Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘Clos de la Maréchale’
2016 Domaine Prieuré Roch - Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘Clos des Argillières’

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