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Celebrate Bastille Day with Bordeaux

Editor's note: Please note the proper spelling of rose does include an accent mark on the "e".

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NEW YORK, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) invites Americans to celebrate Bastille Day, La Fete Nationale, with the rest of France this July 14, 2012. Realizing that Americans who are eager to continue their Independence Day celebrations by celebrating France's conception of democracy and the republic may be perplexed about how to throw a proper Bastille Day celebration during a heat wave, the Bordeaux Wine Council has some easy solutions. 

Megan Wiig, one of Bordeaux's U.S. Wine Buffs and author of Postcards from France explains why celebrating Bastille Day is easier than you think. "Many casual wine drinkers aren't aware that Bordeaux, France's historic wine region famous for bold, high-end red wines, also makes affordable and crowd-pleasing white and rose wines that are perfect for summer entertaining."

Bordeaux whites are Sauvignon Blanc blends that you only need to throw on ice in order to enjoy. Bordeaux rose is an example of a fruity yet dry wine that just needs to be chilled before consumption, and is growing in popularity. Today five times more rose is made in Bordeaux than 20 years ago. 61,000 hectoliters of rose were grown in 1990, compared with 250,000 hectoliters in 2011, making Bordeaux one of the top producers of AOC rose.

Bordeaux white or rose, crusty baguettes, French cheese, and French pate are all that is needed to throw a Bastille Day party that's about wine and history pairing. More ambitious party planners can treat guests to salad, quiche, shrimp canapes, and macarons. The following Bordeaux white and rose wines are available for purchased in the United States, and cost $20 or less per bottle. These wines were recently featured at Tasting Table's 2012 Lobster Roll Rumble in New York City.

Bordeaux Whites:

Chateau Graville-Lacoste 2010
[Graves]
$20.95/bottle

Chateau Lamothe de Haux 2010
[Bordeaux Blanc]
$11.95/bottle 

Chateau Du Plantier 2010
[Entre-Deux-Mers]
$10.95/bottle

Bordeaux Rose:

Le Rose de Clarke 2010
[Listrac-Medoc]
$15.95/bottle

Chateau De La Riviere 2010
[Bordeaux Rose]
$11.95/bottle

Press contacts: 

CIVB Media Contact: Marie Esteve – marie.esteve@vins-bordeaux.fr
United States Media Relations, CreativeFeed: Sona Rai – sona@creativefeed.net, 212-966-3025

Editor's note:  Images available upon request.

SOURCE The Bordeaux Wine Council



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