Burghound Symposium

Burghound Symposium 2017 - 19th to 22nd April 2017

We are thrilled to be able to now launch for sale our 2017 Allen Meadows Burghound Symposium. This intense, but varied collection of masterclasses and dinner events, combines fun with the chance to gain or deepen your understanding of Burgundy. We will fly leading Burgundy critic and writer Allen Meadows (and “Mrs Burghound too!) to Hong Kong to lead all of the events in this programme.

Allen Meadow’s 2017 programme in Hong Kong is once again exclusive to The Fine Wine Experience.

There is much to learn about this complex yet rewarding fine wine region, and 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.

But 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 combine! 

The programme takes in a range of subjects with a nicely varied selection of cuisines at leading Hong Kong dining venues. Yet all this is scheduled within a short enough space of time, that both Hong Kongers 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 to enhance the experience — Laurence Mortet (Domaine Denis Mortet), Claude Dugat (Domaine Dugat), Guillaume Rouget (Domaine Emmanuel Rouget), Gerard Harmand (Domaine Harmand-Geoffory) and Charles van Canneyt (Domaine Hudelot-Noellat), each of whom will participate alongside Allen Meadows in key events.

The headline summary of events is listed below. Click through for details or view online.

Many of these events are very small in scale, so we recommend you book early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We also offer special hotel rate at Deluxe Peak View Room at Island Shangri-la Hotel with HKD 2,500+10% service charge per night. This offer is subject to availability and only valid for bookings made through The Fine Wine Experience for the participants of Burghound Symposium 2017 events, please contact us via sales@finewineexperience.com or +852 2803 0753 for booking.


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Burghound Symposium 2017: Gala Dinner
Date Saturday 22 April 2017
Time 19:00 - 23:00
Venue Ballrooom, Island Shangri-La
Ticket HKD 3,280 per person

Burghound Symposium 2017: Gala Dinner

This is the centrepiece event in our Allen Meadows Burghound Symposium. Here we celebrate in traditional Burgundy “paulée” style, all of us attending sharing bottles, magnums, jeroboams (!), from our cellars for old friends at our table, and new friends around the room. It was already a huge success in 2015, and grew by 50% in 2016. This year, to keep it to just the right scale, numbers will be strictly capped. So don’t delay securing your seats/tables as we anticipate this will be over-subscribed. The core of Hong Kong’s Burgundy-loving community attend, along with visitors from Europe, USA, and across Asia. This year, in a further enhancement, Laurence Mortet (Domaine Denis Mortet), Claude Dugat (Domaine Dugat), Guillaume Rouget (Domaine Emmanuel Rouget), Gérard Harmand (Domaine Harmand-Geoffory), Charles van Canneyt (Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat) and Allen Meadows will also participate. It is a truly lovely aspect of Burgundy that this type of dinner exemplifies the generosity, friendship, and natural sense to share the passion with others.

This is a BYO Burgundy event – the chance to pull from the cellar your special bottles, mature rarities, and – especially – those large format bottles that were just made for nights like this. (Of course, if you need help, we have a list of wines available for you to purchase – just let us know and we’ll be sure to have you well equipped for the night).

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