NEW YORK, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past two months, the Bordeaux & Bordeaux Superieur Winemakers' Association hosted wine-tasting events in New York City and Chicago, bringing the most accessible, affordable and delectable wines from the region to both cities. The events, named "A Goldmine of Planet Bordeaux Wines" to reflect the hidden gems to be found in the world's most renowned terroir, featured a walk-around tasting where over 20 winemakers and wine merchants showcased a selection of their offerings to trade, press and consumers.
The Planet Bordeaux Goldmine tasting in New York took place at Manhattan's contemporary Metropolitan Pavilion on March 5th. On April 19th, the Bordeaux & Bordeaux Superieur Winemakers Association brought "A Goldmine of Planet Bordeaux Wines" to the Windy City, where attendees were treated to spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of Chicago from the 99th floor of Skydeck in the Willis Tower. Formerly named, and still commonly referred to as, the Sears Tower, the iconic skyscraper was the tallest building in the world from 1973-98, and is still the tallest building in the United States.
During the walk-around tastings, guests had the opportunity to taste over 50 red, white and rose wines paired with an international buffet of fine meats and cheeses. Master Classes on the powerful '09 and '10 vintages were offered, led in New York by Kevin Zraly, founder of the Windows on the World Wine School, and in Chicago by Marc Witham, a Certified Bordeaux Wine Educator. Consumers also enjoyed a raffle and playing "Seduce The Winemaker," a fun, tongue-in-cheek quiz.
"For many American wine lovers, Bordeaux is synonymous with top-quality, and often unattainably expensive wines. But they may not be familiar with the broad range of wines our region has to offer," said Bernard Farges, President of the Bordeaux & Bordeaux Superieur Winemakers' Association. "We decided to create fun, approachable events at an affordable ticket price that would give connoisseurs and novices alike the chance to take a deeper look at high quality yet affordable Bordeaux wines."
Representing the Bordeaux & Bordeaux Superieur winemakers in New York and Chicago were:
* Herve Grandeau, Chateau Lauduc * Jonathan Ducourt, Chateau d'Haurets, La Rose du Pin & Beauregard Ducourt * Audrey Bakx, Clos Monicord * Kris Couvent, L'Esprit Couvent * Cecile Mallie Verdier, Chateau Brethous * Cyril Noel, Chateau Les Sablons
Due to the great turnout and participation at both events, plans are already in place to bring "A Goldmine of Planet Bordeaux Wines" back in 2014, with the possibility of expanding to additional major US cities. The inaugural Goldmine took place in New York City in 2012.
The winemakers of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur invite you to discover the incredible quality and affordability of Planet Bordeaux wines by visiting www.planet-bordeaux.com.
SOURCE Planet Bordeaux