PODCAST: Timothy Magnus on Bourgogne wines

PODCAST: Timothy Magnus on Bourgogne wines

Timothy Magnus, of Magnus Vinum in Zurich, is a Bourgogne Wines Official Ambassador, a Weinakademiker, and holds the WSET Diploma in Wine & Spirits. He will be teaching the Wine Scholar Guild’s first ever Master-Level Intensive in Beaune in May 2020.

His genuine passion for the appellations, crus, and communes, as well as appreciation for the differences between them, is a touchstone in his professional life as an educator and importer. While explaining strategies for choosing a Bourgogne wine for various budgets, Timothy explains how, “there’s life beyond Mersault and Puligny Montrachet” and why there’s a Fixin revival of sorts.

Finally, we learn how the Beaune intensive is different from, as well as complimentary to, the Wine Scholar Guild’s current Bourgogne Master-Level online course. Timothy believes the fully immersive environment in the region, a combination of classroom, wine tasting, and walking the vineyards, makes the multi-dimensional learning experience key to understanding one of the world’s most complex wine regions.

Produced by Valerie Caruso, DWS, CWE, FWS

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Julien Camus

Founder & President @ Wine Scholar Guild

Julien worked as Trade Attaché for wines and spirits at the French Embassy in Washington DC (2004-2006). In this role, he recognized the need for French wine education as a means to spur consumer demand and interest in his country’s wines.

To that end, he founded the Wine Scholar Guild in August of 2005,an organization dedicated to the promotion of French wine and culture through education. Julien invited national importers of French wine to join the organization as Industry Members and 25 key French wine importers did so immediately.

After leaving the embassy, he has devoted his energies to developing the Wine Scholar Guild and its network of program providers around the globe. Julien holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a major in International Marketing from the Strasbourg Management School.

In 2019, Julien was one of the "Future 50" award winners, an award created by WSET and IWSC to acknowledge professionals under 40 who have made a significant contribution to the industry.

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