Last week I attended the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges wine auction in Burgundy in France within Château du Clos de Vougeot. Some related Forbes articles are here:

Here are dishes and wines from lunch within Château du Clos de Vougeot, before the auction.


Soufflé de homard aux écrevisses—Lobster and crayfish soufflé

Médaillon de veau de l’Aveyron confit aux morilles—Cutlets of veal from Aveyron

Fromages traditionnels de Bourgogne—Traditional Bugrundy cheeses

Chou praliné à la cazette du Morvan, beurre salé et crème glacée au pain d’épices—Praline with Morvan cazette, salted butter and gingerbread ice cream


2019 Meursault Premier Cru ‘Charmes’—Cuvée Albert Grivault [Hospices de Beaune]

2019 Nuits-Saint-George’s Premier Cru—Les Didiers, Cuvée Fagon [Hospices de Nuits]

2024 Premier Cru from Les Saint George’s—Cuvée des Sires de Vergy [Hospices de Nuits]

Crémant de Bourgogne brut blanc de noirs

Vieux marc de Bourgogne [Hospices de Nuits]


The auction raised over $2 million for the local hospital, and one pièce (60 gallon barrel) sold for 60,000 Euros.

It was good to see the ‘usual suspects’ again, including organizer Guillaume Jourdan, wine expert Aymeric de Clouet, Chinese wine exporter Ting Ding and Mike and Jeff—WorldWineGuys. It was also good to meet new allies.

And Sunday morning in Nuits-Saint-Georges always includes going to the local market to sit on a bench and enjoy escargot and Chablis for breakfast!

Thanks for tuning in. April will include En Primeur visits to wine châteaux in Bordeaux, visiting VinItaly in Verona and maybe even a hop over to Sardinia.

Thanks and enjoy your entrance into spring!

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