Showcased by the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux, the association of winegrowers for Bordeaux wines, an exciting selection of wines from the right and left banks of the River Gironde (South-Western France) will be presented to members of the trade and the media on 19 March 2014 at the Meridien Hotel, in the heart of London. This will give professionals, journalists and wine writers a unique opportunity to taste the 2013 vintage. The event will take place from 4.00pm to 9.00pm.
The event is organised by the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE on 19 March, on behalf of Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux; it follows four previous wine tastings organised by Cercle Rive Droite (representing wine estates on the right bank of the River Gironde), which has now merged with Cercle Rive Gauche (for the left bank) in order to constitute Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux.
The wine tasting on 19 March will thus represent a unique opportunity for members of the trade and media to discover, in the heart of London’s West End, the 2013 vintage from right across the Bordeaux region in its entirety.
The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux came into existence thanks to the aim of Alain Raynaud, its president and founder, which was to bring together, in one entity, the wines of the right and left banks of the River Gironde.
The Cercle Rive Droite, established in July 2002, has represented, for the past 10 years, a selection of 137 wines. As for the Cercle Rive Gauche, it was founded in April 2013. A parallel association to the Cercle Rive Droite, it groups together 51 wine estates carefully selected for the quality of their wine.
A total of 46 wine estates from across the Bordeaux region will be represented at the wine-tasting event. Please see the list below, organised as per the appellations;
Bordeaux Supérieur: Grand Vin de Reignac and Balthus
Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux: Château Côte Montpezat Cuvée Compostelle
Lalande de Pomerol: La Fleur de Boüard, Château Siaurac and Château Saint-Jean de Lavaud
Pessac Léognan: Château Haut Lagrange, Château Haut Bacalan and Château Le Sartre
Journalists wishing to attend should contact Ms Kate Riley, Press Officer of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London (details below).
About Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux
Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux currently represents a total of 188 properties across 31 appellations. Mr Alain Raynaud, President, is also president of Cercle Rive Droite, while Cercle Rive Gauche has its own president, Mr Francis Boutemy. A seven-member Board of Directors is assisted by various commissions and a permanent staff of three.
For the right bank, the estates are situated in the following appellations:
For the left bank, the estates are situated in the following appellations:
A unique selection of wines from 46 châteaux, from the right and left banks of the River Gironde, will be presented to members of the trade and the media on 19 March 2014 at the Meridien Hotel, in central London (UK), between 4.00pm and 9.00pm.
The event is organised by the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK on behalf of Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux. Members of the trade and media who wish to attend should contact Ms Kate Riley, Press Officer of the French Trade Commission.
For further information about Grand Cercle, please go to: http://grandcercleblog.wordpress.com/
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Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer
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