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Fifth Abridge Wine & Spirits Competition to Be Held in Dijon

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Jury of international experts will judge export strategies of students from the Burgundy School of Wine & the University of Reims 

Bethesda, MD (February 26, 2024) – The fifth annual Abridge Wine & Spirits Competition will be held on 04-05 March 2024 in Dijon, France. This academic competition will bring together four teams of students from the School of Wine & Spirits Business of the Burgundy School of Business, and Institut Georges Chappaz de la vigne et du vin en Champagne. Each year, four teams of students are presented with a new case study related to recent developments in the wine and spirits sectors. Finalists defend their strategies for exporting wine and spirits to target countries before a jury of international experts.

The competition – which is sponsored by CASALONGA and FIVS – is co-hosted each year by the School of Wine & Spirits Business of the Burgundy School of Business, and Institut Georges Chappaz de la vigne et du vin en Champagne. 

Students from China, France, Greece, India, Italy, and the United States are taking part this year. The experts judging this year’s competition are from Australia, Brazil, France, Mexico, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States and include: 

The case study was designed by Laurel Parker, Vice President of Operations at Abridge – a comprehensive database for entities trading alcohol beverages. Abridge provides subscribers with the latest regulatory norms and compliance information, as well as relevant international agreements, for 110+ countries around the world. The database addresses the categories of certification, composition, definitions, labeling, production, and tariffs for wine, spirits, and other alcohol beverages.

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