Grand Seminar

2019 Grand Seminar

Chalonnaise –
The 3rd Côte

Steven Spurrier, the 2019 IPNC Master of Ceremonies, will guide an in-depth exploration of the wines of the Côte Chalonnaise. The Côte Chalonnaise consists of five communes located in the southernmost part of the Côte d’Or and is enjoying increasing attention as Burgundy lovers discover this lesser-known region. Steven and his panel of top winemakers from the area will present a tasting-tour through the region from Rully in the north to Givry in the south.

All Full Weekend guests attend the Grand Seminar on Friday or Saturday late morning.

2019 Grand Seminar Moderator

STEVEN SPURRIER Decanter (London, UK)

Decanter‘s consultant editor Steven Spurrier joined the wine trade in London in 1964 and later moved to Paris where he bought a wine shop in 1971, and then opened L’Academie du Vin, France’s first private wine school. Spurrier organized the historic 1976 blind tasting between wines from California and France, the Judgement of Paris, forever changing the world’s view of New World wines. Spurrier now makes his own Bride Valley Sparkling Wine from his vines in Dorset. His latest book, Wine — A Way of Life, was released in the fall of 2018.