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North Meets South: Fine Wines of the Côte d’Or Unite for U.S. Wine Dinner Series

ST. HELENA, CA (October 1, 2015) — Wilson Daniels’ Burgundy partners Domaine Leflaive and Maison Olivier Bernstein will join in hosting a series of wine dinners and tastings this October across the U.S., showcasing 2013 vintage wines from the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune.

Brice de la Morandière, new managing director of Domaine Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet, and Olivier Bernstein, who operates out of Beaune, will present their wines in Denver, Houston and Los Angeles. These Burgundy estates champion a similar ethos — to create wines that fully express the purity and diversity of the land — and so it is highly appropriate that they present together these philosophies to U.S. consumers, trade and media.

Under the dedicated leadership of the late Anne-Claude Leflaive, Domaine Leflaive earned its reputation as the benchmark producer of white Burgundy and leader in biodynamic farming. “She was one of the earliest adopters of biodynamic viticulture and a fierce advocate of a life that was much more respectful of nature,” says Brice. “She taught me how resourceful nature is, but only for those who take the time to pay careful attention to its messages.”

Olivier echoes these philosophies in his own winemaking practices: “… there is the magical part, totally intuitive and personal, which shapes and defines the wine,” says Olivier. It is with a shared passion for Anne-Claude Leflaive’s legacy — responsible viticulture and conscientious winemaking — that Brice and Olivier take this opportunity to educate the U.S. market about wines from some of the best terroirs in the world.

The dinner series will kick off with an exclusive trade and media tasting at the new offices of Wilson Daniels Wholesale (WDW) in New York City, where winemakers, principals and distillers from the Wilson Daniels portfolio will gather to pour and present their wines. Dinners will be organized in partnership with local wine retailers: Boulder Wine Merchant in Denver, Innovative Wine Resources in Houston and Wally’s Wine & Spirits in Beverly Hills. Attendance is by invitation only.

Event dates and times for each location are as follows:

Monday, October 5 – New York, NY
Grand Tasting | WDW Offices — 19 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10010
Attendance is by invitation only
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Denver, CO
Dinner | Mercantile Dining & Provision, Union Station
For more information please contact Mercantile at 720.460.3733
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – Houston, TX
VIP Tasting/Dinner | River Oaks Country Club and Coronado Club
Open to Club Members only
Thursday, October 8, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA
Dinner | Wally’s Wine & Spirits Beverly Hills
For more information please contact — manuel.bronson@wallywine.com | 310.475.0606 ext.180

About Wilson Daniels
Founded in 1978, Wilson Daniels is a family-owned importer and marketer representing a portfolio of luxury wines and spirits. Based in Napa Valley, Wilson Daniels upholds the high standards set by founders Win Wilson and Jack Daniels — with a keen focus on long-term strategic partnerships with family-owned and operated properties that possess a profound respect for terroir.

For further information please visit www.wilsondaniels.com/our-portfolio/olivier-bernstein,  www.wilsondaniels.com/our-portfolio/domaine-leflaive or contact Jennifer Brown — office 707.967.1827 | cell 707.478.5152 | jbrown@wilsondaniels.com.

 

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North Meets South: Fine Wines of the Côte d’Or Unite for U.S. Wine Dinner Series