Sunday is the world-famous Wine Auction, now held in the Market Hall in Beaune opposite the Hospice de Beaune or Hotel Dieu which dates from 1443.
L'Estouffade de Joue de Veau Confite Facon Meurette 2002 Chevaliers de Tastevin Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru.
NnThis year's auction prices were up significantly from last year (12-17 despite the vintage lacking the uniform excellence of 2009.
Beaune se clôt par la Paulée de Meursault crée en 1932, point dorgue de ces.So whats it all about?The auction frequently raises in excess of 5 million, and has historically, but less so now, been regarded as an indicator of Burgundy wine prices for the vintage.Festival of St Vincent, the Festival of St Vincent, the Patron Saint of Winegrowers, always takes place on the first weekend after January 22nd and is usually marked by freezing cold temperatures and often snow!There's lots of singing both by a group of men hired for the purpose, and by everyone else - you will be expected to join in - and by the end of the lunch, everyone is having a really good time: The food, if you.Programme : La vente des Hospices de, beaune est organisée chaque troisième dimanche de novembre, dans la Halle.Bring a corkscrew, and if you're able to, bring a couple of nice wine glasses (I saw some folks who had brought in Riedel Burgundy stems and I was a little jealous) as the small tasting glasses at the table don't do justice to some.Saturday starts with a street fair in Beaune with artisans such as barrel-makers, antique traders, boulangères, artists and others all creating their own stalls through the town centre which is closed to traffic.There's a little more space (though not much more) than the dinner party at Clos Vougeot, which allows for the vast circulation of people amongst all the tables, bottles and glasses in hand, pouring and talking, singing and laughing.NnPerhaps most relevant, however, is that since 1945 this historic building has been the headquarters of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, a society of Burgundy producers and wine lovers that has the loose charter of promoting and celebrating everything Burgundy.La confrérie, composée de 12 000 membres à travers le monde incluant hommes dEtat, ambassadeurs, académiciens, artistes, a pour objectif de promouvoir le patrimoine culturel et gastronomique bourguignon.Nn Summary for first timers: bring a nice bottle that you'll be proud to share.
Its written by somebody who has first-hand experience of this amazing weekend which is an unmissable event for any serious wine buff.
Durant toute une après-midi, de somptueux plats sont bakeka brindisi incontri accompagnés de centaines de bouteilles dexception, apportées par les grands producteurs de la région.
NnThe room is packed.The vineyards of the Hospice total about 61 hectares making 44 different cuvees from donated land located throughout the principal villages of the Côte de Beaune with 3 Grand Cru parcels in the Côte de Nuits.Elles représentent le grand rendez-vous viti-vinicole de la Bourgogne avec la planète vin juste au moment où le sort du nouveau millésime se fixe.The main event of the weekend occurs on a Saturday afternoon as 640 barrels of 2010 wine are auctioned off for charity.Cest le repas du cochon, une fête tournante organisée par la confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, qui se déroule chaque année dans une commune différente (de Bourgogne évidemment!).There are a lot of parties I have not been, and never will be invited.Les, trois, glorieuses is THE big event in Burgundy for the serious wine enthusiast.The Wine Auction is described as the largest charity bordelli ss sale in the world.As a guest, you stroll into the cobblestone courtyard and enter the rich warm light of the front hall, where you leave your coat and have a glass of pink Cremant de Bourgogne with the other 600 or so guests that are dressed to the.The stunning Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, one of the most famous wine estates in the world.NnShouts of laughter echo through the narrow streets of Meursault, and you can sense the great big collective smile.
Les Bons Fromage de Bourgogne et d'Ailleurs.