Icons of Burgundy & Champagne
featuring Bouchard Père & Fils and Champagne Henriot | September 19, 2018
Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend raised $38,000 for Charlotte-area children’s charities at Icons of Burgundy + Champagne held on Wednesday, September 19, in uptown Charlotte, NC.
The exclusive two-part pop-up event included a tasting and dinner that featured 17 different wines by iconic French wineries Bouchard Père & Fils and Champagne Henriot with wine education led by special guest Gilles de Larouzière, President of Maisons & Domaines Henriot. The tasting was held with generous support from Barings in the private Sky Room atop the Barings building and the six-course wine-pairing dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Rouleau, took place at La Belle Helene immediately following the tasting. Guests bid on live auction items and experiences including a priceless trip for four to stay at the Le Château de Beaune in Burgundy donated by Maisons & Domaines Henriot.
A sister event was hosted the following evening at Linville Ridge Country Club and included a second priceless trip for four to Burgundy sold at a live auction with all proceeds going to CWFW charity partners as well as the sale of a rare Bouchard Père & Fils Grand Cru Le Corton Domaine 2003 with proceeds going hurricane relief in North Carolina.
Photo Credits: Josh Bannen Photography + Foster W. O’Brien