THE 103rd TASTEVINAGE WINE-TASTING – Friday March 22nd 2019

The 103rd edition of the TASTEVINAGE will take place on Friday the 22nd of March 2019 at the Château du Clos de Vougeot. Chaired by Eric GOETTELMANN (Chief Executive Sommelier of the Bernard Loiseau Group and recent recipient of the title Meilleur Ouvrier de France), it will be host to almost 250 wine-tasters whose task it will be to select the TASTEVINAGE seal’s next laureates.


The newest crop of Tasteviné wines will be selected from the 500 wines to be presented at the spring session. The jury, made up of 250 wine industry professionals (growers, merchants, brokers, sommeliers, oenologists, retailers and journalists) and enlightened amateurs, will conduct a blind-tasting in the great Cistercian cellar – a rigorous and painstaking operation designed to spotlight the wines most representative of their appellation and vintage.

Always ready to encourage present and future burgundy wine-tasters, the TASTEVINAGE jury will now include the presidents of oenological clubs and societies attached to France’s most prestigious academic institutions, such as HEC Paris (Grand Cru), the Université Paris-Dauphine (Dauvigne), Sciences Po, SupAgro Paris and the Ecole Polytechnique.



The president of the next edition of the TASTEVINAGE will be Eric GOETTELLEMANN, a well-known regional figure with a growing international reputation. Holder of a diploma in International Wine and Spirit Marketing from the Burgundy School of Business, Eric Goettelmann made his mark early in his chosen profession, coming first in Marketing and Wine-tasting as well as gaining the prize for best thesis. In 2000 he joined the Bernard Loiseau Group and became head sommelier. He is presently in charge of six different establishments and carries out his functions as Chief Executive Sommelier with responsibility for product and project development  for the Bernard Loiseau brand name.

After receiving the “Sommelier of the Year” award from two different magazines, in 2006 and 2010, he was named “Sommelier of 2016” at the Trophées de la Gastronomie ceremony in Dijon. In 2018 he was one of four French Sommeliers to be awarded the “Certification GOLD” by ASI (International Association of Sommeliers) and received the title Meilleur Ouvrier de France in October 2018.



Chief Executive Sommelier of the Bernard Loiseau Group

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