Wine society whose pillars ("supporters") honors everyone who champions the wines and traditions of Burgundy, particularly Chablis. New "Pillars" are inducted in January (Saint Vincent festival), May (Saint Pig festival), and November (expo and tasting).
Held Saturday night before the auction at the Hospices de Beaune. It is the first of the Trois Glorieuses de Bourgogne (three glorious days), the first being Le Tastevinage on Saturday night, the second being the auction on Sunday, and the third La Paulée de Meursault.
La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Tastevinage
Held Monday at noon the day after the auction at the Hospices de Beaune. La Paulée is a meal that marks the end of the harvest and is the third of the the Trois Glorieuses de Bourgogne (three glorious days), the first being Le Tastevinage on Saturday night, the second being the auction on Sunday.
Held the 3rd Sunday of November at the Hotel-Dieu of Beaune. The auction is on the the Trois Glorieuses de Bourgogne, the other two being the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (held Saturday night) and the Paulee de Meursault (held Monday at noon).
Certification of self-proclaimed tasting of some number of grape varieties made into wine. Membership levels indicate the number you've reached: <100 (Demi), 100 (Regular), 200 (Doppel), 300 (Trebble), 400 (Quattro), 500 (Pentavini), 600 (Hexavin). Member with the most self-proclaimed varieties tasted is called "Le Grand Prix du Cepage".