"Nuits-St-Georges, small market town in Burgundy giving its name to the Côte de Nuits, the northern half of the Côte d’Or. Nuits-St-Georges has remained fully independent of beaune to the south and Dijon to the north, with numerous négociants making their headquarters here. The town also boasts its own charity auction, the Hospices de Nuits, held in March, when the wines can be better judged than those of the hospices de beaune in November." - Oxford Companion to Wine