2011 marks the one-hundred-fiftieth year for the Hospices de Beaune Charity Auction; an annual event in the midst of the Trois Glorieuses, Burgundy's most important three day wine celebration. Hospices de Beaune Auction has and continues to support the healing and the dedication to wellness at the hospice de Beaune, the way its benefactors intended since the 15th century. Most buyers will focus on barrels and not the cause though. This event is considered one of the most important wine events of the year held annually on the third Sunday in November. More than forty of Burgundy's Cuvées will be offered. If you are doing the math; buying a barrel corresponds approximately to 288 bottles, so 24 cases of 12 bottles, or 6 magnums.
November 21, 2011 Hospices de Beaune Charity Auction, Beaune France