Sometimes it’s important to step back from the stressed everyday life, and appreciate, enjoy and be grateful.
The annual Vogüé week as we can call this event – or rather series of events – has come to define the Burgundy year in Denmark, and with that a important part of the Burgundian tradition in Denmark.
The tradition is that Jean-Luc Pepin the estate manager of Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé visits Denmark once a year, usually in October – to present the new vintage. This is a fixed point to taste the new vintage from bottle – and to taste the magnificent vines from Vogüé.
This traditions is now almost 20 years old, and was started when Vinrosen became importer of Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue in Denmark – and with the vintage 1999 as far as I recall.
Sometimes traditions are started by coincidence and certainly not a marketing stunt, but this has surely become a very fine tradition, where Jean-Luc Pepin has the opportunity to talk about the wines and meet the customers.
As the year has passed more dinners and tastings has appeard in connection with the main event – making this a social Burgundy event i October. We meet at the Vogüé tasting and talk the Vogüé talk … and the knowledge of the Vogüé wines has grown tremendously trough this social gathering.
I for one is very happy that Jean-Luc Pepin and his importer Vinrosen have maintained this treat and great event – as it’s a lovely tradition – one of perhaps not that many Burgundian traditions that has survived the test of time.
So thanks a lot to Jean-Luc Pepin and Sören Kieffer Olsen for the first 18 years – lets prevail.
Here are a few photos from the years that has given us so much pleasure.