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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RARE WINE DINNER: An In-Depth Look at Richebourg and Romanée-Saint-Vivant
Date Tuesday 16 April 2024 - Tuesday 16 April 2024
Time 18:00 - 21:00
Venue Villa Frantzén Bangkok (7 Soi Yen Akat 3, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand)
Ticket HKD 21,800 per seat

RARE WINE DINNER: An In-Depth Look at Richebourg and Romanée-Saint-Vivant

with special guests: Erica & Allen Meadows

Join us for this in depth look at two of the leading Vosne-Romanée Grands Crus – Richebourg and Romanée-St-Vivant. A wine from either one would make the pinnacle of any dinner, but the chance to compare the two aide by side will give us the chance to understanding each one more deeply, as we are guided in person by leading Burgundy expert Allen Meadows.

Asked years ago to describe and contrast the character of these two vineyards, Aubert de Villaine responded that Romanée-St-Vivant was about delicacy, femininity, seduction and perfume, while Richebourg was about great power, explosiveness (in youth) and intensity. As we compare the two, is that what we will discover, or is the picture more complicated?

To answer this question, and to go deep into the terroirs with Allen Meadows, we have selected a range of the leading producers of these two fabled grand crus vineyards, and spanning vintage from 2016 back to 1994, to allow us to see how they age in the cellar.

Let’s see what we can discover in this intimate, and very special dinner.


1994 Domaine Méo Camuzet - Richebourg Grand Cru
1998 Maison Joseph Drouhin - Romanée-St.-Vivant Grand Cru

2000 Domaine Anne Gros - Richebourg Grand Cru
2000 Domaine Gros Freres - Richebourg Grand Cru

2006 Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux - Romanée-St.-Vivant Grand Cru
2006 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - Richebourg Grand Cru

2007 Domaine Mongeard Mugneret-  Richebourg Grand Cru
2007 Domaine Jean Grivot - Richebourg Grand Cru
2007 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - Romanée-St.-Vivant Grand Cru

2008 Domaine de l’Arlot - Romanée-St.-Vivant Grand Cru
2009 Domaine Silvain Cathiard - Romanée-St.-Vivant Grand Cru
2010 Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat - Romanée-St.-Vivant Grand Cru

2016 Domaine Thibault Liger Belair - Richebourg Grand Cru
2016 Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron - Romanée-St.-Vivant Grand Cru

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