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150th Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction Festivities

Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st, November 2010

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Each year on the weekend of third Sunday of November, Beaune welcomes wine lovers from all over the world for the most famous charity wine auction: The Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction. Whether you are connoisseur or simply a wine lover, don’t miss this event!
Many activities will take place all over the weekend: street shows, gala dinners organized by Burgundian brotherhoods, prestigious wine tastings at Beaune’s biggest wine estates and houses

More details on the site of the city of Beaune.

Livres en Vignes: a literary vintage

September 25-26, 2010

vougeot-livresvignesEvelyne Philippe, communications advisor and event manager, has lent her know-how and her passion to a project bringing together books and vines.

As an adoptive Burgundian she has chosen to stage this event at the prestigious Château du Clos de Vougeot. This literary event will be devoted to literature in general as well as literature concerning wine, vines and art de vivre. After the success of the two previous editions, she launches the third edition in the fall 2010.

3rd Edition: Château du Clos Vougeot, September 25th and 26th 2010
Beside the signing of books, meetings, debates and conferences will be proposed by authors, publishers, wine professionals, oenologists, wine waiters, wine growers. An exceptional conference on the theme of wine and health will be delivered by Professor Cabrol.

The aroma cellar of the « école des vins » of Beaune and its commented «ten-barrel path» will enable visitors’ senses to be awakened or re-awakened. To crown this activity, an exceptional wine tasting for small groups will be proposed by the students of the Lycée Viticole of Beaune on Saturday and Sunday (upon registration.) Cartoonist Patrick Grillot will exert his art for the duration of the event in a surprising way. Literature- and tale-reading will be offered by authors and students on Saturday and Sunday.

http://www.livresenvignes.com

Jazz in Beaune : A feisty Festival!

September 9-19, 2010
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Jean-Jacques Hegner, President of the festival and owner of the wine bar Le Bistrot Bourguignon, launched the project with the members of the organization JAZZerie, all jazz fans.

They wish to express the values of Burgundy: epicurean and open. They propose “Les Vendanges du Jazz” (Jazz Harvest), in fact a few tastings before the concerts.

9th Edition : 2 week-ends Jazz and Wine, September 9-19, 2010

Eight years after its creation, the festival presents international and local artists and musicians.

http://www.jazzabeaune.fr

Saint Vincent Tour 2010

Chassagne-Montrachet - January 30 and 31, 2010

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Every year, in keeping with the tradition of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, a village in Burgundy hosts the Saint Vincent tour, in honor of Saint Vincent, the patron saint of wine-growers. Forty years after the 1970 event, Chassagne-Montrachet is once again pulling out the stops and opening its doors for an unforgettable weekend replete with tradition, aromas and friendliness. The programme includes entertainment, food and tasting sessions featuring great white and red wines from terroirs which are renowned all over the world… to be sampled responsibly, of course!
More information on the site.

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