the burgundy wine institute

Update 7.2.2010(11.11.2007)billn

burgundy schoolAn interesting new site and initiative worthy of your attention:

In 1983 and in their early 20’s, Dennis Sherman and his wife Eleanor went to burgundy for a holiday and never really made it back home. Employment came by setting up their own small-estate Burgundy importation company.

Dennis has just launched the ‘Burgundy Wine Institute‘. Collaborating with the BIVB’s Ecoles des Vins de Bourgogne he has put together a selection of programs combining formal classroom work with field study (e.g. making the rounds with a courtier to learn barrel tasting techniques, or a morning with a sommelier). All are small group classes (15 max) mixing weekend, 4 day and 6 day courses.

It’s a commercial operation, though apart from swapping a couple of emails I have no affiliation with Dennis, however, particularly given the collaboration with the BIVB I expect this should provide rigour to an interesting program.

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There is one response to “the burgundy wine institute”

  1. terr moritz7th February 2010 at 12:27 pmPermalinkReply

    What are your current programs

    • billn7th February 2010 at 12:34 pmPermalinkReply

      Dear Terr,
      If you click the website link, you will find their programs….

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