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Burgundy vs Bordeaux Debate

  • RDS Concert Hall Ballsbridge Dublin, Dublin 4 Ireland (map)

Among wine lovers, there is no greater divide than that between Burgundy and Bordeaux. These are the world’s most celebrated wine regions, different places producing different styles of wine. What separates them and why the great rivalry?

Jancis Robinson MW - Making the Case for Burgundy

Award-winning wine critic whose books Vines, Grapes and Wine (1986), the hugely successful Oxford Companion to Wine (1994, 1999, 2006) and Wine Grapes (2012) are landmarks in wine literature. She and Hugh Johnson co-author The World Atlas of Wine which is now in its seventh edition. Jancis is the Financial Times wine correspondent and her award-winning website has subscribers in more than 150 countries. Jancis was the first person outside the wine trade to qualify as a Master of Wine in 1984.

John Wilson – Making the Case for Bordeaux

John left college with a degree in History, and very little idea of what to do next. After a few years travelling the world, he joined the wine business, where he spent the next fifteen years. He has worked buying and selling wine at all levels of the trade in both the U.K. and Ireland. In 2001 he escaped, and embarked on a career in journalism. He is has written two editions of Wilson On Wine,  ‘101 Great Wines Under €10’ and edited four editions of ‘The Wine Guide’. He has contributed to various magazines, appeared on television, and has worked on local radio. He works as a consultant, and is wine correspondent for The Irish Times. Most of all, he likes a glass of decent wine.

Lynne Coyle MW - Chair

Lynne Coyle is one of only 340 Master Of Wines in the world and the only female Master of Wine in the republic, she is also Head Of Wine Buying for O’Briens Wines. Born and raised in Scotland, she graduated initially in hotel management and has worked in the Food and Drinks industry for over twenty-five years. She soon developed her passion for wine and gained wine industry experience before becoming a wine buyer in 1995.  A member of The Champagne Academy, she has consulted for wineries in Chile, Spain and Italy, judged at international wine competitions and lectures on wine.  

Tickets €35.00 include a glass of Burgundy and a glass of Bordeaux. 

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