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    Intensive Bourgogne ML week in Beaune (Nov.6-11, 2022)

    Bourgogne Master-Level Intensive in Beaune

    November 6-11, 2022 in Beaune, the region’s wine capital

    Price: $2790 per person*

     

    Register

     

    Building upon the Bourgogne Master-Level program, the in-depth certification program on Bourgogne wines, WSG is giving you the opportunity to learn in-situ. 

    This in-person session will be taking place November 6-11, 2022 in Beaune, the region’s wine capital.

    This 5-day, intensive classroom and tasting experience will be presented and taught by Bourgogne wine expert Timothy Magnus. 

    An Australian national residing in Switzerland, Timothy has been teaching wine courses for nearly a decade. Timothy spends a week nearly every month in the Bourgogne wine region and has accumulated a true expertise about what is happening in Bourgogne today and which domaines are the stars of tomorrow. Timothy founded his own company Magnus Vinum several years ago with the specific aim to offer outstanding Bourgogne wine education. Additionally, he imports a range of small, quality Bourgogne domaines into Switzerland and has been teaching about Bourgogne internationally for over 10 years.

    He possesses a deep understanding of the region, its economy, producers and terroirs and is a leading authority on Bourgogne wine. See Timothy’s full bio below.

    Join us for 5 days of complete immersion with structured, in-depth lectures covering all aspects of Bourgogne wine production, terroir and producers with extensive tutored tastings of top-quality wines including some of the region’s iconic domaines. Upon registration, you will gain access to the Bourgogne Master-Level course materials.

     

    Who is the program for:

    Committed students of wine with a strong background on viticulture and winemaking and a good familiarity with Burgundy. Advance study of the Bourgogne Master-Level course content is recommended in order to get the maximum benefit from your week in the region. 

    Limited to 18 participants

    Study outcomes:

    • Master the complex yet fascinating Bourgogne wines
    • Understand the recent trends in the Bourgogne wine market
    • Get the inside track on who’s who in Bourgogne
    • Learn about new developments from the top domaines and rising stars
    • Stay current about the evolutions in viticulture, winemaking and wine styles
    • Taste through over 60 carefully chosen wines including top and cult domaines
    • Meet fellow committed students of wine and lovers of Bourgogne wines
    • Visit top domaines and learn from those crafting the wines
    • Experience first-hand some of the top Grand Cru vineyards and understand what factors lead to the production of these outstanding wines

    What's included:

    • Registration in WSG’s Bourgogne Master-Level online program (see below for details)*
    • Welcome dinner at a fine Beaune restaurant
    • 3 days of classroom instruction with extensive tutored tasting
    • 1 day field-trip in the Côte de Beaune with visit to a domaine, a vineyard walk in Puligny-Montrachet, lunch at a gourmet restaurant, with elegant cuisine and exceptional wine list, and an afternoon visit to a top Beaune négociant
    • Half-day vineyard tour and domaine visit in the Côte de Nuits
    • Finale dinner in a top Beaune wine restaurant
    • A fine selection of Bourgogne wines for during the included meals
    • Individually-proctored online examination (exam can be taken up to one year after registration), please note: exam is NOT offered during the course week in Beaune

    *Access to the Bourgogne Master-Level study program will be granted once payment is received the student is registered

    Not included:

    • Lodging
    • Lunches on three days (students are given free time to eat lunch on their own, with many options within walking distance of the venue)
    • Transportation to and from France and Beaune
    • Dinners aside from the welcome and farewell dinners are not included

    There are many hotel or AirBnB options in Beaune at all price points. We recommend booking your lodging in the compact and pedestrian friendly center. Please contact us if you need help with lodging.

    About the wine tasted: 

    With his access to many great domaines and extensive private collection, Timothy has selected wines to be tasted that represent a broad cross-section of different terroirs, winemaking philosophies and styles. The wines hail  from many rising star domaines, established stars and even some cult domaines!

    Producers tasted may include: Domaine Michel Lafarge, Louis Jadot, Bouchard Père et Fils, Domaine Henri Boillot, Domaine Bernard Moreau, Domaine Ramonet, Domaine François Raveneau, Domaine Vincent Dauvissat, Faiveley, Domaine François Bertheau, Domaine Robert Chevillon, Domaine Berthau-Gerbet, Domaine Chandon de Briailles, Domaine Marquis d’Angerville, Domaine de Montille, Domaine Dureuil-Janthial, Domaine Armand Rousseau, and more (list subject to changes based on availability).

    Location/Venue:

    This intensive week of immersion into the wines of Bourgogne takes place in the newly renovated, bright and spacious tasting rooms of Marchand Tawse located a few moments from the center of Beaune. This characterful 18th century building has been completely updated with modern facilities making it the ideal base of operations for this exciting course.

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    Price: $2790 per person*

    *Deduct $300 if already enrolled in the Bourgogne Master-Level program

    Payment in full is due to register

    Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. *Member discount is not applicable on this package.

     
     
     
    PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
     
     

    MORNING

    AFTERNOON

    Sunday
    Nov. 6, 2022

    Plan to arrive in Beaune no later than 6pm

    Welcome dinner in Beaune

    Monday
    Nov. 7, 2022

    BOURGOGNE FUNDAMENTALS

    Unit 1: Terroir & Climate 

    Unit 2: Grapes and Viticulture

    Unit 3: Vinification

    Unit 4: The Beaune Négociants

    Free time over lunch break 

    GREAT WHITE WINES OF THE CÔTE DE BEAUNE

    Unit 5: Meursault

    Unit 6: Puligny-Montrachet

    Unit 7: Chassagne-Montrachet

    FINDING VALUE IN CÔTE DE BEAUNE

    Unit 8: Value Villages of Côte de Beaune

    Tuesday
    Nov. 8, 2022

    FIELD TRIP CÔTE DE BEAUNE

    Domaine visit

    Puligny-Montrachet vineyard tour

    FIELD TRIP CÔTE DE BEAUNE

    Lunch at a fine restaurant (included)

    Visit of Maison Louis Jadot in Beaune

    Wednesday
    Nov. 9, 2022 

    Unit 9: Chablis & Grand Auxerrois

    STARS OF THE CÔTE  DE NUITS 

    Unit 10: Gevrey-Chambertin 

    Unit 11: Morey-St-Denis 

    Unit 12: Chambolle-Musigny

    Free time over lunch break

    STARS OF THE CÔTE  DE NUITS 

    Unit 13: Vosne Romanée, Flagey-Echezeaux & Vougeot

    Unit 14: Nuits-St-Georges & Côte de Nuits-Villages

    FINDING VALUE IN CÔTE DE NUITS

    Unit 15: Value Villages of the Côte de Nuits

    Thursday
    Nov. 10, 2022

    FIELD TRIP CÔTE  DE NUITS 

    Côte de Nuits domaine visit

    Vineyard tour of Vosne-Romanée and Chambolle-Musigny

    Return to Beaune, free time over lunch break 

    RED WINES FROM THE CÔTE DE BEAUNE

    Unit 16: The Hill of Corton

    Unit 17: Beaune & Savigny-lès-Beaune

    Unit 18: Pommard 

    Unit 19: Volnay 

    Finale dinner in Beaune (with guest speaker)

    Friday
    Nov. 11, 2022

    FUTURE STARS OF BOURGOGNE

    Unit 20: Côte Chalonnaise

    Unit 21: Mâconnais

    CONTEMPORARY BOURGOGNE

    Unit 22: Commercialisation of Bourgogne Wines & the Secondary Market

    Unit 23: Cults Domaines of Bourgogne

    Course concludes around lunchtime 

     

     

    Students are free to book departure travel after 2pm or stay in Beaune if they wish

     

     

      

    November 6-11, 2022 in Beaune, the region’s wine capital

    Price: $2790 per person*

    *Deduct $300 if already enrolled in the Bourgogne Master-Level program

    Register

     

    ABOUT TIMOTHY MAGNUS:

    After growing up in Australia and falling in love with wine from an early age, Timothy Magnus spent several years working in the New South Wales wine region Hunter Valley. In 2007 Tim met a Swiss wine lover and it was truly love at first sight. They married in 2008 and now live near Zürich Switzerland with their 2 young children.

    In 2012 Tim completed the WSET Level 4 Diploma through the Wine Academy Austria, becoming an Associate of the Institute of Wines & Spirits. In 2015 upon completion of his research thesis Timothy received the title 'Weinakademiker' as well as winning the inaugural 'Swiss Wine Award' for his research thesis. He is also naturally an Official Bourgogne Wine Ambassador. Since 2011 Timothy has taught wine courses for different companies and schools including Switzerland's largest and most famous. For many years Timothy has been specialised in the Bourgogne wine region and because of this founded his own company Magnus Vinum with the aim of offering high. level Burgundy wine education. He also imports a selection of top Bourgogne domaines. Timothy loves sharing his passion for the Bouroggne wine region and with its’ rich tapestry of terroirs and producers. 

    ABOUT THE BOURGOGNE MASTER-LEVEL PROGRAM:

    This intensive week of study in Beaune builds upon the Wine Scholar Guild’s Bourgogne Master-Level program, an in-depth certification program on Bourgogne wines. This program has been created jointly by the Wine Scholar Guild and lead instructor Don Kinnan, CWE and is endorsed by Bourgogne Wine Board - BIVB.

    The Bourgogne Master-Level Program includes:

    • A printed copy of the fully revised Bourgogne Master-Level comprehensive study manual 
    • 35+ recorded lectures on Bourgogne's history, geology, viti/vini practices, terroirs, vintages and significant producers of the region.
    • 6 live monthly review webinars*
    • A series of video interviews by Andrew Jefford with some of the most admired experts of the region
    • A list of recommended wines to sample on your own or in a tasting group 
    • Online, proctored exam sit to be taken up to 1 year after registration 
    • Access to instructors via the Q&A forum

     

    November 6-11, 2022 in Beaune, the region’s wine capital

    Price: $2790 per person*

    *Deduct $300 if already enrolled in the Bourgogne Master-Level program

    Register

    Disclaimer: WSG offers wine study courses that are targeted to both beginners and those more experienced in the wine industry. While WSG has received many accolades, awards, and testimonials, WSG is not an accredited institution or school. WSG does not guarantee or warrant that any employer or school will recognize WSG wine study courses. While WSG knows that it is a well-recognized institution within the multi-national wine community, it cannot guarantee anyone success in their profession or vocation.

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