The School

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I have created Burgundy Wine School back in 2009 after having graduated from the University of Burgundy with a Master of Wine, Vine & Terroir, a Bachelor’s Degree in Vine Sciences, A Two Year Degree in Viticulture and Oenology from the Lycée Viticole in Beaune and after many jobs of working in the wine production, viticulture, marketing, communication and education on Burgundy Wines. Château La Fleur, Yquem, Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux, Domaine de La Vougeraie, Domaine D’Ardhuy, Maison Camille Giroud, Domaine Emmanuel Giboulot – Burgundy, Howard Park and Woodlands – Margaret River, Australia,  are just a few to of the wine producers I have had the opportunity to work for.

My passion for Burgundy comes from Becky Wasserman & Russell Hone, the two people who introduced me to the Burgundy Wine World at my young age of 18 back in 1999. With these two wine lovers I have discovered amazing wines, rockstar producers, sommeliers, wine critics, wine importers, passionate chefs and the pleasure that comes from a great meal paired with great wines.

The purpose of Burgundy Wine School is to educate a large spectrum of wine lovers to the complexity of Burgundy Wines with a precise zoom inside the wines of Côte de Beaune & Côte de Nuits – The Golden Slope or Côte D’Or. History, Economics, Politics, Oenology, Viticultural aspects will be part of your education. Simply shown, we start all classes with a blanc piece of paper and build every word into a drawing, the drawing of Burgundy as past, present and future, questions will be answered, comparison tastings will be prepared on various themes and vineyards will be visualised.

Year after year, since 2009, I have improved my teaching techniques, to become more efficient, more clear in my classes, in order to deliver a valuable moment you will not simply find elsewhere.

From the 90 minutes program and up to several days programs you will learn to look at the environnement around you, see the details composing it, zoom inside each puzzle piece, taste, enjoy and replicate all Burgundy knowledge with the tools provided in the future. I will teach you how to look at the Burgundy Vineyards with the map in hand. I will explain the composition of the map & the ground, I will make you aware of the intricate details composing Burgundy, I will explain the grey zones, the value wines of Burgundy and we will taste great wines that I take care every year to cellar for future Burgundy Wine School years.

My students are small groups or private individuals from the entire world. The people that have heard about Burgundy, drink Burgundy but have never really understood Burgundy. My job is to put the puzzle pieces together, build images behind the great names of Burgundy, give them ground references in term of wine taste and enjoy a great moment together.

For more information please contact us via email : contact @ burgundyschool.com or take an appointment and come see us at our Beaune Office located: 22 Bis, Rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques, 21200 Beaune – Burgundy – France.