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 Paulée de Meursault, where guests and winemakers bring wines to share with each other. La Paulée 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 Nicole Beloyianis at nicole@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 plan on bringing wines to La Paulée de San Francisco’s Gala Dinner?
We are delighted that you wish to bring a treasure from your cellar! You have three options for bringing the wine:
  • If you are attending the Grand Tasting on Saturday March 5th, you may check the wines with La Paulée staff at Grand Tasting check-in.
  • You may check your wine(s) with La Paulée staff upon your arrival at the Gala Dinner.
  • You can also ship the wines prior to the event. Vinfolio, a Premier Cru Sponsor of La Paulée, is offering complimentary pre-event temperature-controlled storage and delivery of wine to attendees of the Gala Dinner from their Bay Area location. For information about how to organize the shipment of your wines through Vinfolio, please click here. You may also contact Steven Birer, President of Vinfolio Cellar Services, at sbirer@vinfolio.com or call 415-272-7394. Please note that all wines must arrive at Vinfolio by Wednesday, February 24, 2016.
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. 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.
8. 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 Amanda@lapaulee.com
9. 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.
10. My company is interested in partnering with La Paulée as a sponsor. Whom should I contact for more information?
Thank you for your interest in partnering with La Paulée. Please contact Jaime Dutton by emailing jdutton@lapaulee.com to obtain more information about sponsorship.
11. 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 Paulée 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.
12. Je suis un(e) vigneron(ne) en Bourgogne qui aimerait participer a La Paulée. Comment selectionnez-vous les domaines participants?
Daniel Johnnes selectionne les domaines participants chaque année. De manière générale, nous envoyons des invitations en juillet. Si vous aimeriez prendre contact avec Daniel à ce-sujet, veuillez telephoner au bureau à +1.212.625.2519.