The Grands Jours de Bourgogne: an international trade fair in the heart of the vineyards
Created in 1992, the Grands Jours de Bourgogne takes place every two years in March. It brings together trade representatives and journalists from across the globe, not in a huge, impersonal venue, but in the heart of the vineyard.
For a whole week you are invited to cover Bourgogne for 14 wine-tasting sessions, from Chablis/Grand Auxerrois (Monday) to the Côte de Beaune (Tuesday), including the Mâconnais (Wednesday), the Côte Chalonnaise (Thursday) and the Côte de Nuits (Friday).
This arrangement seems to please everyone and provides the possibility of discovering over 10,000 wines and meeting some 1,000 wine-growers.