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the burgundy wine institute

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.

2 responses to “the burgundy wine institute”

  1. terr moritz

    What are your current programs

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