Paolo Bouchard from Bouchard Cooperages; an International broker of oak barrels and amphorae based in Napa is providing Outland guests with an education on the coopering trade with a special focus on two Burgundy Coopers; Tonnellerie Billon based in Beaune & Damy based in Meursault.
The discussion will include how a barrel is made, why French oak is important and it’s impact on wine. A special focus will be put on the importance and characteristics of French forest origins when it comes to making barrels.
Paolo’s dad, Vincent Bouchard from Beaune is a pioneer in the Coopering world and is famous for being the first to introduce barrels with different toast levels, demonstrating that specific forests contribute unique characteristics to wine and was the first to start using silicon bungs on barrels.
Accompanied with the talk will be Burgundy Chards and Pinots aged in Billon and Damy barrels from specific forests to showcase the nuances and characteristics of those forests.
Towards the end, Paolo will be opening some bottles from one of his favorite independent Cote de Beaune producers whom he has a long childhood friendship with.
Come learn, taste and drink some premium Burgundy with us!
Tickets are $20 and are available at Eventbrite or at the door. Seats are limited, it is recommended to reserve in advance.
The Great Oak Forests of France