Like the Age of Enlightenment

Press release - 11/2013

«Like the Age of Enlightenment»

Join us for an exceptional tasting to celebrate the Hospices de Beaune 2013 wine auction Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November

The theme for the next tasting at Bouchard Aîné & Fils to celebrate the Hospices de Beaune wine auction takes a look back at the 18th century when the maison opened its doors for the first time. This century of knowledge and emotion, of elegance and indulgence will provide the backdrop against which Bouchard Aîné & Fils will welcome lovers of wine and history for one weekend in November.

To celebrate its wines during this festive event, the beautiful Beaune institution will twinkle like diamonds. The cellars will dazzle in the mannerist style of the age. Glasses will sparkle, and sweet and savory petit fours will make regal marriages with the best wines of the house in an authentic philosophy of refined dining and wit!

The sensorial voyage of the Tour of the 5 Senses® will take its inspiration from the good taste of Madame de Pompadour, with a tour through history with pauses to take in the great moments in the story of the Bouchard family in the city of Beaune. It will offer an “enlightened” program in a contemporary Louis XV site, that of the Hôtel du Conseiller du Roy.

For more information:
Read “a Legend in Burgundy”, the story of the Bouchard family through history, written by an historian and based on the family archives. Available in French and English from the website or the boutique.

Practical information:
• Opening hours: 10am to 6pm
• Tasting: 10 wines, including a Crémant de Bourgogne, a wine in the barrel, reds and whites, grand crus and old vintages
• Four petit fours inspired by the tastes of the 18th century
• Discounts for advanced bookings from
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