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Pierre-Yves Bournerias

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Pierre‐Yves Bournerias is winemaker at Institut Oenologique de Champagne, where he has advised around 30 Champagne producers since 1990. This includes sample analysis at laboratories, tasting at all stages, including blending tasting to build the "cuvées", as well as description tastings to enrich presentation brochures and websites for some customers. He works with both small and large Champagne wineries from harvest until the release of bottles to market. In addition, Bournerias is in charge of the development of Institut Oenologique de Champagne in Loire Valley and Jura, where he is in contact with the big wineries of each area.

Bournerias is looking after export distributors in England, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, India, Japan, USA, Australia & New Zealand, and travels in other countries on a sparkling wine consultancy basis
(England, Morocco, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Japan and Serbia).

He also judges for many local and international wine competitions. He has judged at the IWSC for 15 years, as well as Mondial de Bruxelles (11 years), Chardonnay du Monde (14 years), Effervescents du Monde (9 years), Pinot Noir du Monde Swizerland, and International Chardonnay Challenge NZ.

Bournerias gives lectures about sparkling winemaking and tasting, and is involved in a live radio show about terroir, wine and food every Sunday morning on a local radio station covering four French provinces.

Pierre-Yves Bournerias

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25 September

Love Wine, Love Chile

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IWSC Awards Banquet 2018

Guildhall, London

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