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Hospices de Beaune Auction

The annual auction of the wine of the Hospices de Beaune (21 Côte d’Or, Burgundy) takes place each November – which, whilst it may look like an opportunity for a host of fat cats and celebrities to indulge in lots of great Burgundy and sumptuous food, does serve a more serious purpose. Firstly, it is a charity event, raising money for good causes, for the local charity hospital and often for childrens charities – and in 2006 they raised over €200,000!
Secondly, it serves as a guide to Burgundy prices for the year, not in absolute terms but more as an inidcator of prices rising or falling.

The next auction will take place on 16 November 2014, (see our Wine Festivals calendar for later dates)

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Hotels and other accommodation including B&Bs and self-catering in and near Beaune such as the B&B Chez les Fatien in the heart of Beaune