Speaking Engagements

2020 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE: When we come to Asia, while we appreciate the generous private invitations that come our way, we are flying in just for these events and returning promptly to the U.S. So we really hope to see you at one of the events as that is the only time we can catch up with subscribers and wine enthusiasts. THESE EVENTS SELL OUT QUICKLY, so be sure to contact marketing@wineportal.com and/or events@finewineexperience.com with any questions.  Please note that Burghound is not involved in ticket sales or reservations. for any events.

SINGAPORE WITH THE WINE PORTAL – 12-14 MARCH 2020

This March, Allen and Erica will return to Singapore for the inaugural Wine Summit Series.  The Wine Summit Series 2020 comprises a series of exciting events from dinners to masterclasses, hosted by Allen himself.   The organizers of the events are the same individuals who brought us to Singapore for the first time several years ago when they hosted an incredibly memorable week of events.   If you are interested in getting more information as the details are finalized, please contact marketing@wineportal.com.  And we will update this information as it is available to us.

HONG KONG, BEIJING AND SHANGHAI WITH THE FINE WINE EXPERIENCE – 15-28 MARCH 2020

Allen and Erica will be returning to Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai for a series of extraordinary events organized and hosted by The Fine Wine Experience. We have had the honor of working with TFWE for a number of years now, and we are thrilled to be working with this incomparable company in 2020. We value the attention to detail, planning and organization that they put into each event to ensure the best possible experience for the participants.

Many of these events will be very small in scale, so we recommend you book at early as possible.  You can get on TFWE’s email list by contacting them at events@finewineexperience.com or +852 2803 0753.

For more detailed information on each event, please go to www.finewineexperience.com.  Note there are several producers from Burgundy in attendance who are hosting a variety of events.  Below are just the events in which Allen is involved.

HONG KONG 16-19 MARCH

17 March, 6:30 pm – 8 pm – MASTERCLASS – Understanding Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet – and What Makes each Unique.  Allen will explain the distinct qualities found in the terroir of each of these top three villages for white burgundy.  You will taste the defining characteristics as expressed through the benchmark producers for each village, as well as up and coming producers.  The wines to be served are from Domaine Roulot, Domaine Leflaive, Domaine Michel Bouzereau, Domaine Paul Pernot, Domaine Ramonet and Château de la Maltroye.

19 March, 7 pm – RARE WINE DINNER – 1990 Burgundy, Thirty Years On.  1990 is one of the most highly regarded vintages of the 20th century.   Additionally, the 1990s mark a period of great shift in Burgundy in terms of winemaking styles, practices and advancements.  This dinner will offer the opportunity to celebrate 1990, 30 years after the harvest.  The dinner will provide comparisons of different producers in key terroirs.  A wine from each of the following domaines will served: Domaine Comte de Vogüé, Domaine Coche Dury, Domaine Leroy, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, Domaine Armand Rousseau, Domaine Denis Mortet, Domaine Claude Dugat, Domaine Bachelet, Domaine Joseph Roty, Domaine Clos de Tart, Domaine Ponsot.

BEIJING 20-23 MARCH

20 March, 7 pm – GROWER DINNER – Treasures from Domaine Michel Lafarge (with special guest Frédéric Lafarge of Domaine Michel Lafarge).  The son of Michel Lafarge, Frédéric has been making wine for 43 years and is an emblematic figure in the use of biodynamic practices in Burgundy.  The wines to be served are still being finalized.

21 March, 1:30 – 3 pm – MASTERCLASS – Understanding Volnay and Pommard (with special guests Frédéric Lafarge and Xavier Horlot  (of Domaine Michel Lafarge and Domaine Launay-Horiot).  This masterclass will unpack the expressions of key terroirs in both Volnay and Pommard.  Frédéric is a Volnay specialist and Xavier is a Pommard specialist, and together with Allen they will provide a great understanding of the wines of Volnay and Pommard.

21 March, 6:30 pm – WINEMAKER GALA DINNER.  Join the Fine Wine Experience Team with Erica and Allen Meadows and special Burgundy vignerons and vigneronnes: Frédéric Lafarge, Xavier Horlot, Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle of Domaine Amiot-Servelle, Christian & Justine Clerget from Domaine Christian Clerget, Armand Heitz of Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, Philippe Pacalet & Monica Marcucci Pacalet of Domaine Philippe Pacalet and Edouard Parinet of Château du Moulin-à-Vent).  Each producer will share wines that they’ve brought over from their home cellars in Burgundy.

22 March, 2 pm – 5 pm – WALKAROUND GRAND TASTING – This is a great opportunity to meet with leading Burgundy winemakers in person and discuss their wines with them while you taste at your own pace.  Wines from 23 domaines will be served.  In addition to the winemakers listed under the Gala diner above, several wines will be presented by TFWE team – in all over 50 wines to taste!

SHANGHAI 25-28 MARCH

25 March, 7 pm – RARE WINE DINNER – 1995 Burgundy Grands Crus, 25 Years On.  25 Years is a great moment in time to assess the top-tier wines of any vintage.  It’s time to check on some of the very top wines produced that year, with 13 wines being served from Domaines:  Leflaive, François Raveneau, de la Romanée-Conti, Méo-Camuzet, Hudelot-Noëllat, Emmanuel Rouget, Bouchard Père & Fils, Comte de Vogüé, Georges Roumier, Ponsot, Armand Rousseau, Bachelet and Leroy.  Keep in mind 1995 is a vintage that recorded the second smallest crop of the decade after 1991, so this is a truly rare opportunity to sample what this great vintage offers.

26 March, 7 pm – DINNER – Meursault, Volnay and Pommard – Regions to Know and Producers to Watch (with special guests Xavier Horiot, Armand Heitz, and Pierre-Vincent Girardin). This dinner will highlight three exciting Côte de Beaune producers to watch – and cover regions on the rise and worthy of seeking out.   Wines from the special guest domaines will be served.

28 March, 11:30 am – 1 pm – MASTERCLASS – Appreciating the Often Overlooked 1er Crus of Nuits-St. Georges.  Nuits-St. Georges is one of the most important but perhaps least well-understood villages in the Côte de Nuits.  You will have the opportunity to taste through 12 examples of 1er crus from the very best domaines, and which span the full breadth of the appellation north to south.   Wines to be served are from the following domaines:  Méo-Camuzet, de la Vougeraie, Comte Liger-Belair, Perrot-Minot, Sylvain Cathiard, Mugneret Gibourg, Henri Gouges, Grivot, Chevillon, Thibault Liger-Belair, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier and Prieuré Roch.

28 March, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm – WALKAROUND GRAND TASTING LUNCHEON. This is a great opportunity to meet with leading Burgundy vignerons in person, discuss their wines with them while you taste at your own pace.  Wines from 23 domaines will be served.  In addition to wines from some of the winemakers listed under the Gala diner below, several wines will be presented by TFWE team – in all over 50 wines to taste!

28 March, 6:30 pm – SHANGHAI ‘PAULÈE-STYLE’ GALA DINNER. Join the Fine Wine Experience Team with Erica and Allen Meadows and special Burgundy vignerons and vigneronnes:  Xavier Horlot of Domaine Launay-Horiot, Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle of Domaine Amiot-Servelle, Christian & Justine Clerget from Domaine Christian Clerget, Armand Heitz of Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, Philippe Pacalet & Monica Marcucci Pacalet of Domaine Philippe Pacalet and Pierre-Vincent Girardin of Domaine Pierre Girardin. This is the final event for TFWE Burghound Symposium this year – and Allen and Erica’s final night in Asia.  It’s a time to celebrate “paulée style”, with all attendees sharing bottles, magnums and jeroboams from their cellars for old friends at your table and new friends around the room.  The dinner exemplifies the generosity, friendship and natural sense to share the passion for these wines with others.

 

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