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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GROWER DINNER: Philippe Pacalet in Beijing
Date Tuesday 9 April 2024 - Tuesday 9 April 2024
Time 19:00 - 22:00
Venue Yue Yan Restaurant 潮外粤宴 (UG Level, Grand Hyatt Hotel, No.1 East Chang’an St, Dongcheng District, Beijing)
Ticket HKD 3,800 per seat

GROWER DINNER: Philippe Pacalet in Beijing

with special guests | Monica Marcucci & Philippe Pacalet

Philippe Pacalet is a true artisan with very clear ideas about how to express each terroir in his wines. He is a dynamic and engaging personality with a true passion for wine that draws you into tasting and discussing his wines. This evening he, and his wife Monica will join us in person for this winemaker dinner.

Pacalet is originally from Beaujolais and along with his uncle, Marcel Lapierre, has been a champion for natural wine. His wines represent some of the finest examples of the benefits of this style of winemaking. For many years Pacalet managed Domaine Prieuré-Roch before making wine under his own label, beginning in 2001. Pacalet rents land and makes his wine in a facility he purchased from the de Montille family, located in Beaune. He studied and is passionate about organic wine, so the farmers he works with farm organically and sustainably.

His passion for terroirs is wide-ranging as we will discover this evening, that includes his native Beaujolais (Moulin-à-Vent), the Northern Rhône (Côte-Rôtie), as well as of course Burgundy – and this evening including four grand crus wines.

Don’t miss this chance to meet Philippe Pacelet and Monica Marcucci Pacelet in person, and to discover the range and depth of their wines.

2019 Philippe Pacalet - Ladoix Blanc
2019 Philippe Pacalet - Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy
2019 Philippe Pacalet - Puligny-Montrachet
2019 Philippe Pacalet - Ladoix

2018 Philippe Pacalet - Pommard
2018 Philippe Pacalet - Gevrey-Chambertin
2018 Philippe Pacalet - Côte-Rôtie
2018 Philippe Pacalet - Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru
2013 Philippe Pacalet - Échezeaux Grand Cru
2011 Philippe Pacalet - Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
2017 Philippe Pacalet - Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru

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