Speaking Engagements

BURGHOUND IN ASIA – 2023!

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)

MEET THE GROWERS TASTING
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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