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Join Allen (and Erica) Meadows at Aquavit, a New York Michelin 2-star restaurant, for these exciting and intimate wine events, hosted by The Grand Cru Wine Concierge. For more information contact hello.usa@grandcruwines.com or go directly to the event website to register for events. (We are unable to assist if an event is sold out.)

Thursday, 21 September, Aquavit – Nobel Room 6:00p-9:00p – only 16 seats for this intimate event
Stars of Burgundy Volume 1
An exceptional tasting of Burgundy’s top domaines awaits the participants. With Allen Meadows at the helm, we will wine and dine not just with these famous domaines, but arguably with the top cuvées. A rare event, this dinner will be studded with the likes of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s La Tâche, Domaine Armand Rousseau’s Chambertin, Domaine Georges Roumier’s Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Cras, Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis, etc. In addition, be amongst the very first in the United States to try Domaine Bizot’s 2021 vintage.

Champagne Salon Le Mesnil 2007
Domaine Coche-Dury, Meursault 2017
Domaine Armand Rousseau, Chambertin Grand Cru 2008
Domaine Georges Roumier, Chambolle-Musigny les Cras 1er 1999
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche Grand Cru 2012
Domaine Bizot, Vosne Romanée Villages 2021
Domaine Dujac, Clos St. Denis Grand Cru 2018
Domaine Méo-Camuzet, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2016

Friday, 22 September – Aquavit – Linne Salon 6:00p-9:00p – only 60 seats for this special dinner and tasting
Stars of Burgundy, Volume 2
With Champagne Salon as a starter, journey through the verdant landscape of Burgundy, including Chablis, as we walk you through the top appellations of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. Featuring top producers such as Rousseau, Fourrier, Roumier, Raveneau, Coche-Dury, and more, your guide on this journey will be Allen Meadows as he discusses what makes Burgundy unique.

Champagne Salon Le Mesnil 2013
Domaine Fourrier, Gevrey-Chambertin Cherbaudes 1er 2018
Domaine Christophe Roumier, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 1997
Domaine Bizot, Bourgogne Le Chapître 2021
Domaine Armand Rousseau, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques 1er 2008
Domaine François Raveneau, Chablis Vaillons 1er 2018
Domaine Bonneau du Martray, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015
Domaine Coche-Dury, Meursault 2017

Saturday, September 23rd – Aquavit – Nobel Room & Linne Room 1:30p-3:00p (100 people max)
Longitudes, Latitudes and Attitudes Masterclass
Join us for an enlightening and convivial masterclass as Allen Meadows shares his unparalleled knowledge and insights into the diverse world of Pinot Noir. The class will start with two prime examples of Chardonnay, setting the stage for an exploration of wines. Expand your palate, embrace different terroirs, and experience the attitudes that make each region’s Pinot Noir so unique. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to savor and learn about these exceptional wines in the company of like-minded enthusiasts. Secure your place for “Longitudes, Latitudes, and Attitudes” and embark on an unforgettable wine adventure. Cheers!

Domaine Fourrier, Gevrey-Chambertin Cherbaudes 1er 2018
Domaine Bonneau du Martray, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018
Domaine Méo-Camuzet, Vosne-Romanée Chaumes 1er 2021
Occidental, Bodega Headlands Vineyard Cuvée Elizabeth Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA 2021
00 Wines, Chehalem Mountain Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR 2021
Antica Terra, Antikythera Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, OR 2019
Domaine Bernard Moreau, Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot 1er 2020
Bass Phillip, Premium Pinot Noir, Gippsland, Australia 2021
Rhys, Swan Terrace Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA 2014
Anne Gros Clos de Vougeot 2021

Saturday, September 23rd – Aquavit
Finale Dinner – in the final planning stages – information to follow shortly so please check back!


Private event with the Chevaliers du Tastevin.


Private event with the International Wine and Food Society.


Private event.


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 events@finewineexperience.com with any questions.  Please note that Burghound is not involved in ticket sales or reservations, for any events.

There are even more events than these listed here, please visit here for a full list of events: https://www.finewineexperience.com/event/burghound-symposium/2023/grower-masterclass-burgundy-rising-stars-les-hores/

22nd March 2023 (Wednesday)

RARE WINE DINNER: 2003 Burgundy Grand Crus, Twenty-Years On
Hosted by Allen Meadows

2003 offered something of a prequel to the now frequent hot vintages that have become more the norm than the exception. At the time though, the 2003 growing season was unprecedented. Vignerons looked back to years like 1947 to find parallels. As always, there were successes, and 2003 has continued to pleasantly surprise wine enthusiasts. At 20 years of age, this small event will support why Allen has often said that it’s impossible to distill an entire vintage into a single number. There are simply way too many variables that come into play, not the least of which are the extremely localized weather effects, individual terroirs and the quality of the growers themselves. This supports Allen’s belief that generic vintage charts can do more to mislead consumers than inform them and that buying on the basis of vintage is dangerous because one producer may have done spectacularly well, either by luck or skill, even in what is considered a challenging vintage. To quote Allen, “In short, like life, Burgundy vintages are simply far too complicated to be captured by a numerical rating on a chart.” This is your chance to form your own opinions and see how the wines from the hands of gifted winemakers, have fared. This special dinner will also give participants the chance to learn the details of the vintage, it’s interplay with the various climats and what could be achieved in the hands of gifted vignerons – while getting a better grasp on how to understand the future of Burgundy.

Grand crus to be served:
2003 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé – Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru (Ex Domaine)
2003 Armand Rousseau – Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
2003 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – Romanée-St.-Vivant Grand Cru
2003 Domaine Georges Roumier – Bonnes Mares
2003 Domaine René and Vincent Dauvissat – Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru
2003 Domaine Bonneau du Martray – Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru (magnum)
2003 Domaine Faiveley – Clos des Cortons Faiveley Monopole Grand Cru
2003 Emmanuel Rouget – Echézeaux Grand Cru (magnum)
2003 Bernard Dugat-Py – Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru
2003 Domaine Robert Arnoux-Lachaux – Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
2003 Domaine Ponsot – Clos de la Roche Vielles Vignes Grand Cru (magnum)
2003 Domaine des Lambrays – Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru
2003 Domaine Anne Gros – Richebourg Grand Cru

23rd March 2023 (Thursday)

With special guests: Burghound Allen Meadows and Mrs. Burghound Erica Meadows, Antoine & Prune Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Didier Amiot (Domaine Didier Amiot), Jean-Luc Pépin (Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé), Christophe Perrot-Minot & Marit Lindal (Domaine Perrot-Minot), Catharina & Guilhem Sadde (Les Horées), Bastian Wolber (Laisse Tomber), and Maxime Ullens (Domaine de Marzilly – Champagne)

This walkaround tasting event will be hosted at The Fine Wine Experience’s Flagship Shop, providing a great opportunity to meet with leading Burgundy winemakers in person, and discuss their wines with them, while you taste at your own pace. Join Allen Meadows and guest winemakers to taste, discuss and learn.

25th March 2023 (Saturday)

MASTERCLASS: Premier Cru vineyards with Grand Cru Potential
With special guests: Burghound Allen Meadows and Mrs. Burghound Erica Meadows

This afternoon class and tasting will be led by Burgundy expert Allen Meadows. Are there premier crus that could be upgraded to grand cru – or that provide a grand cru drinking experience? The hierarchy of Burgundy vineyards may seem static, and while it doesn’t change much, there have been upgrades from 1er to Grand Cru over the years. Clos des Lambrays in 1981 and La Grande Rue in 1992 are two examples. Some of the wines in this master class may already be a contender for an upgrade – but official upgrade or not, taste through these wines and form your own opinions as you enjoy a selection of wines that Allen often says, “box above their weight.” In addition to the tasting and wealth of information that will be provided, you’ll have a chance to ask Burghound the questions you want answered.

Premier Cru Wines to be served:
2017 Domaine Armand Heitz – Meursault Les Perrières
2013 Domaine François Raveneau – Chablis Montée de Tonnerre
2019 Domaine Launay-Horiot – Pommard Rugiens Bas
2016 Domaine Marquis d’Angerville – Volnay Clos des Ducs
2015 Domaine Fourrier – Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques (magnum)
2014 Domaine Robert Groffier – Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses
2013 Domaine de Montille – Vosne-Romanée Aux Malconsorts “Christiane”
2011 Domaine Robert Chevillon – Nuits-St.-Georges Les St.-Georges
2010 Domaine Machard de Gramont – Vosne Romanée Les Gaudichots

25th March 2023 (Saturday)

‘Paulée-Style’ Gala Dinner
With special guests: Burghound Allen Meadows and Mrs. Burghound Erica Meadows, Antoine & Prune Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Didier Amiot (Domaine Didier Amiot), Jean-Luc Pépin (Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé), Christophe Perrot-Minot & Marit Lindal (Domaine Perrot-Minot), Catharina & Guilhem Sadde (Les Horées), Bastian Wolber (Laisse Tomber), and Maxime Ullens (Domaine de Marzilly – Champagne)

This finale event for The Fine Wine Experience Burghound Symposium always culminates in the memorable (and delicious) Gala Dinner. This is the time to “let loose” and celebrate with new and old friends, reveling in a traditional Burgundy “paulée-style” dinner, with all participants sharing bottles, magnums, and jeroboams from their own cellars. In addition to Allen and Erica Meadows, all Burgundy vignerons and vigneronnes from the week-long program will be part of this special night. It’s a night you don’t want to miss.

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