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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Shanghai ‘Paulée-Style’ Gala Dinner
Date Saturday 13 April 2024 - Saturday 13 April 2024
Time 18:30 - 23:00
Venue The Sukhothai Shanghai (380 Weihai Road, The Sukhothai Shanghai, Jing'an District, Shanghai)
Ticket HKD 2,980 per seat

Shanghai ‘Paulée-Style’ Gala Dinner

with special guests: Brigitte & Jean-Luc Pépin (Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé) and Erica & Allen Meadows

The finale event for The Fine Wine Experience Burghound Symposium in mainland China this year is the Shanghai Gala Dinner. This dinner is where we really let our hair down, celebrating in the traditional Burgundy “paulée” style, all of us attending sharing bottles, magnums, jeroboams (!), from our cellars for old friends at our table, and new friends to be made around the room.

The dinner exemplifies the generosity, friendship, and natural sense to share the passion for these wines with others, so join The Fine Wine Experience team, Erica & Allen Meadows and Burgundy vigneron Jean-Luc Pépin (Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé) for this very special night.

This dinner 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 plenty of Burgundy available for you to purchase – just let us know and we’ll be sure to have you well equipped for the night). Whatever bottles (or large formats) of Burgundy wines you choose to bring to share this evening, we will make sure there are corkscrews, ice buckets and anything you might need to assist you to serve your wines to your fellow guests. The spirit of Burgundy’s “la paulée” is sharing, and we look forward to sharing with you too.

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