Burghound Symposium

Dear Fine Wine Enthusiasts, We are thrilled to be able to now launch The Fine Wine Experience Burghound Symposium 2024 programme. This intense, but varied collection of masterclasses, rare wine dinners, and paulée-style galas combine fun with the chance to gain or to deepen our understanding of Burgundy. We are flying in leading Burgundy critic and writer Allen Meadows (and 'Mrs. Burghound' too!).

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.

The Fine Wine Experience Burghound Symposium has been running annually since 2015 (with an intermission for the pandemic), and this year is our most extensive yet, beginning in Beijing, then Shanghai, then – for the first time – Bangkok, before finishing in Hong Kong. We are so looking forward to seeing you at these events! Allen will also be marking a very special birthday with us this during, so we hope you will join us in celebrating that!

We are also honoured to have this year Jean-Luc Pépin from Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Philippe Pacelet and his wife Monica Marcucci Pacalet from Pacelet joining us.

Tickets are limited at all events, and in the case of the small-scale rare wine dinners, very limited. We recommend you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment - events@finewineexperience.com or call +852 2803 0753. The headline summary of events is listed below. Open the PDF attached for the full programme with the event wine lists and details, or read it online here.

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MASTERCLASS: Burgundy in a Warming Climate
Date Saturday 20 April 2024 - Saturday 20 April 2024
Time 14:30 - 16:00
Venue Bâtard (Inside The Fine Wine Experience, 165-166 Connaught Road West, Hong Kong)
Ticket HKD 2,280 per seat

MASTERCLASS: Burgundy in a Warming Climate

with special guests: Erica & Allen Meadows

With global warming leaving a clear imprint on a string of recent vintages, it is worth taking a wider look at the range of Burgundy terroirs open to Burgundy enthusiasts when considering selections. From Chablis to the north, to cooler-positioned villages like St-Aubin, Blagny, and Maranges, upslope choices like Vosne-Romanée Les Hauts Beaumonts, and indeed, the growth in interest and quality coming from the Hautes Côtes, today we will be guided by lead expert in the field Allen Meadows, as we explore and discuss the options, including the growing potential role for Burgundy’s “other” white grape – Aligoté. How is Burgundy responding to global warming, and what can we as enthusiasts look out for?

2011 Domaine François Raveneau - Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre
2020 Domaine Coche-Dury - Bourgogne Aligoté
2020 Domaine Hubert-Lamy - Saint Aubin 1er Cru ‘Les Frionnes’
2019 Domaine Paul Pernot - Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru ‘La Pièce Sous Le Bois Blanc’
2011 Domaine Armand Rousseau - Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Lavaux St.-Jacques’
2021 Pierre Girardin - Vosne-Romanée ‘Les Hauts Beaumonts’
2020 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot - Maranges 1er Cru Rouge ‘La Boutière’
2019 Domaine Claire Naudin- Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune ‘Orchis Mascula’

See past photos gallery