What a special treat to be invited to the 2017 La Paulee Meursault, a fabulous event that is part of the “Les Trois Glorieuses” events occurring in tandem with the increasingly international Hospices de Beaune auction.
La Paulee Meursault takes place on the Monday after the auction, filled with the movers and shakers in the wine world.
This year marks the 85th La Paulee de Meursault, which today celebrates the most prized wine of Bourgogne, yet also the importance of science and literature.
For example, this year honorees were the writer Philippe Claudel and the scientist Sophie Trouvelot. At my table was the oenologist Marielle Adrian from the University of Bourgogne, who stood on the podium with Sophie Trouvelot to accept an honor for the department’s research for Esca and other vine trunk diseases.
The event began around twelve-thirty, with guests invited to see the marvelous cellars of Chateau de Meursault (with a glass of wine in hand, of course) before returning to the
dining hall to find their table.
Every few minutes, guests with a bottle of a famous wine in hand in hand to share with people at their table and around the room.
Between courses there was singing and much merriment.
La Paulee events in San Francisco and New York are fabulous, elegant affairs, yet La Paulee Meursault is a most special experience. A special thanks to Philippe BALLOT, Président de la Paulée, for such a lovely afternoon.