FAQ

1. What is a Paulée?
La Paulée is a series of events celebrating the wines and winemakers of Burgundy, alternating yearly between New York and San Francisco. The event takes its name from the traditional post-harvest celebration, La Paulee de Meursault, where guests and winemakers bring wines to share with each other. La Paulee has been called the world's largest BYO celebration. For more information, please visit our History section.
2. What is the dress code for Paulée events?
All daytime events are business casual. For nighttime events, cocktail attire is preferred.
3. Do you issue refunds?
La Paulée does not issue ticket refunds. We would be more than happy to transfer your ticket to someone else to attend in your place; please contact Mara Rudzinski at mara@lapaulee.com or 212-625-2519 to do so.
4. What type of wine should I bring to the Gala Dinner
Burgundy. There are no rules within this category. Some guests may choose to organize a theme with other attendees in order to taste different vintages of the same appellation, different appellations of the same vintage, the variations are endless!
5. How much wine should I bring to the Gala Dinner?
Our guests range from bringing one special bottle to many, so there is no easy answer to this question. We do think it is worth noting that the atmosphere at the Gala Dinner is one of conviviality and sharing.
6. How should I bring my wines to the Gala Dinner?
You have three options here:
  • Pre-ship your wines with our sponsor Domaine Wine Storage who will ensure that your wines are waiting for you to enjoy at the dinner. Click here to learn more about pre-shipment.
  • Drop off your wines at our check-in desk during the Grand Tasting between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm on the day of the Gala Dinner.
  • Check in your wines upon arriving at the Gala Dinner.
In all cases, your wines will be handled by our expert team of sommeliers and served according to your instructions at the Gala Dinner.
7. Where should I stay in San Francisco for La Paulée 2014?
The Fairmont Hotel is pleased to offer 15% discount on rooms when booked online. Enter the code PWED in the promo box when booking or click here.
8. I am a food/wine journalist. Whom should I contact for more information about the event?
Please submit media inquiries and requests for information using our media inquiry contact form.
9. I am interested in volunteering at the event. Do you accept volunteer requests?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at La Paulee. All staffing for La Paulee is handled internally. You may send an inquiry to mara@lapaulee.com
10. I am interested in working as a sommelier for the event. Whom should I contact for more information?
Thank you for your interest in working as a sommelier at La Paulee. Event founder Daniel Johnnes works with Chef Sommelier Patrick Cappiello in managing the team of sommeliers for our events. Please send inquiries to pcappiello@me.com.
11. My company is interested in partnering with La Paulee as a sponsor. Whom should I contact for more information?
Thank you for your interest in partnering with La Paulee. Please contact Jaime Dutton by emailing jdutton@lapaulee.com to obtain more information about sponsorship.
12. I am the Beverage Director at a restaurant in New York/San Francisco and am interested in participating in Burgundy Week. How can I obtain more information?
We are delighted by the response to La Paulee Burgundy Week and are happy to see our campaign grow even further. For information about how you can participate, please contact Jaime Dutton by emailing jdutton@lapaulee.com.
13. Je suis un(e) vigneron(ne) en Bourgogne qui aimerait participer a La Paulee. Comment selectionnez-vous les domaines participants?
Daniel Johnnes selectionne les domaines participants chaque annee. De maniere generale, nous envoyons des invitations en juillet. Si vous aimeriez prendre contact avec Daniel a ce-sujet, veuillez telephoner au bureau a +1.212.625.2519.