Bordeaux wines for everyone
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Bordeaux wines for everyone
Yes, outstanding bordeaux wines may be affordable !
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Why a topic about affordable Bordeaux wines ?

I am running a familial estate from now 20 years in Bordeaux area.
From the beginning, I have been involved in the marketing program of "Planet Bordeaux", the syndicat representing  Bordeaux & Bordeaux superieurs.

 

Our main difficulty is to convince customers, bloggers, journalists, importers, distributors that there are two sides to Bordeaux wines.

 

That beside famous but unaffordable grands crus, you can find a goldmine teeming with little gems, gorgeous values.

As Bernard Burchy, top French wine specialit says : "The best value for money wines in the world are to be found inside Bordeaux & Bordeaux superieurs appellations. There is a single problem : the world does not know about it".

 

Modestly, this topic aims to collect blogs, press about good Bordeaux wines retailing at a reasonable prices to inpulse a change and make the gems more easy to be found.

 

Should you have any suggestion of an article to be posted here, please inform me (for example via the comment button below this post) !


My twitter account : @rchbx
Our familial estate : www.chaigne.fr

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Michelle Loftus's comment, August 10, 2013 10:11 AM
Thank you so much, Regis, for your gracious hospitality (especially since we were very late). The visit to your vineyard was so informative, we learned so much! And the introduction to the Claret - who knew? What a fantastic wine.. As you suggested, we subsequently went to Planete Bordeaux - and we were so happy that we did. What an amazing place! We purchased, of course, some of your clairet, to take home. May I ask, how long can it left in the bottle? What is the ideal drinking time, after bottling, for this wine? Thanks again, Regis, for a most wonderful and edifying visit!
Regis Chaigne's comment, August 10, 2013 4:03 PM
Hi Michelle, happy you enjoyed your visit, and sorry to shorten it ;-)
Clairet is designed to be drunk as soon as bottled, and may be cellared up to 2/3 years. My experience is that our clairet is still very good later (5 years) but very different. Creamy instead of fruity.
You are welcome again when back in France
Michelle Loftus's comment, August 18, 2013 12:21 AM
Thank you so much, Regis, for the information, and for the welcome back! We can hardly wait for the next opportunity to visit. I read there were really bad hailstorms in the area, a couple of weeks ago, and there was much damage to the grapes. How serious is it, Regis, and were you affected?
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Affordable Bordeaux - Impressive reds at a price point for the times Via Bill St. John - Chicago Tribune

Affordable Bordeaux - Impressive reds at a price point for the times Via  Bill St. John - Chicago Tribune | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

...Yet here's a way to hitch up your britches and give Bordeaux prices no never-mind too. Read this, and yahoo.

Friends and I tasted through more than 60 red Bordeaux, costing $10-$40 a bottle; most were in the neighborhood of $20. Here are those that impressed, with notes. They are delicious. Arranged by price, low to high...

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Vindicateur, Petit pogo dans l'ère du vin sincère

Vindicateur, Petit pogo dans l'ère du vin sincère | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

...Le secret du meilleur vin : un bon vin peut devenir le meilleur du monde pourvu qu'il soit sincère. Drôle de mot pour parler de vin ? Non, les seuls sens ne suffisent pas, on le vérifie régulièrement. Présupposée, l’égalité physiologique n'existerait peut-être pas...

 

Note de Régis : Excellent article d'Antonin, et pour ma part  je peux vous garantir que vous trouverez de nombreux vins sincères parmi les vins de @planetebordeaux

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Bordeaux Rosé - une vidéo très originale...

L'été, le bassin d'Arcachon, la plage... convivialité...


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Wine Talk Boston: Great, Affordable Chateau Nicot Bordeaux by Steve Kerr

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...Who doesn't like a great deal on tasty Bordeaux! Well, I just tasted the new releases of Chateau Nicot moments ago and I just absolutely loved them. The labels have been updated. The red no longer has the crazy Halloween orange label. It now carries a very stylish, understated label, a really nice change...

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Le Best of du Packaging du vin en Chine ‹ Marketing en Chine

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Voici une série de photos qui va vous présenter le Best of du Packaging des vins en Chine qui vous pourrez le constater est plus qu’original. Coffrets spéciaux, étiquettes originales ou encore du texte surprenant !

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Chateau Laulan Ducos used to be a today's Bordeaux. It became suddenly a luxury Chinese brand

Chateau Laulan Ducos used to be a today's Bordeaux. It became suddenly a luxury Chinese brand | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

Searching news about my friend Frédéric Ducos, I found this excellent story told by Chris Kissac in thewinedoctor.com.
How Château Laulan-Ducos, which used to be a familial estate producing excellent Bordeaux wines for everyone, became an unnafordable luxury brand in China within a few months.

Will craftsmen vintners like Frédéric & I be all gone in a near future ?

Hopefully Chinese investors will not bring Medoc gravels nor Entre-deux-Mers chalky-clay terroir in China ;-)

Régis Chaigne

 

Excerpt of Chris article :

"A profile and tasting of the wines of Château Laulan Ducos, acquired by Richard Shen of TESiRO in 2011, with some history of the estate and details of vineyard and vinification...we shall no longer see or taste them in Europe it seems, and so I suspect my knowledge of Laulan-Ducos will soon be little more than a collection of aging tasting note"

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Between Bottles: CHATEAU THIEULEY BORDEAUX BLANC by Chelsea VonSass

Between Bottles: CHATEAU THIEULEY BORDEAUX BLANC by Chelsea VonSass | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

I would say that this is a good wine, especially because it retails for around $21 in most retail shops. I would Drink this with any kind of spicy tomato sauce, or some New Orleans style gumbo

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1-3/6 : 50 Pass pour le Village Vin au Mont des Arts et la Brussels Wine Week | Marc Vanel

1-3/6 : 50 Pass pour le Village Vin au Mont des Arts et la Brussels Wine Week | Marc Vanel | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

Dans le cadre du premier millésime de la Brussels Wine Week qui se déroule du 28 mai au 3 juin, je vous propose de remporter un pass pour deux personnes offert par Vinopres et donnant accès au Village « Bordeaux et Bordeaux Supérieur » ainsi qu’aux autres activités de la Brussels Wine Week durant le weekend des 1, 2 et 3 juin.

Ce village « vin » se tiendra au Mont des Arts à Bruxelles (entre la place Royale et le Bd de l’Impératrice) et sera l’une des principales attractions de la Brussels Wine Week qui, elle, se déroule dans les 19 communes. Avec, notamment, la route des cavistes regroupant plus de 20 enseignes participantes, plein de restaurants avec des menus spéciaux autour du vin ainsi que des séances de cinéma à Flagey. Tous les liens ci-après.


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Bordeaux Day Three - Haut Colombier, Tournefeuille, St Florin

Bordeaux Day Three - Haut Colombier, Tournefeuille, St Florin | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

Then we drove further south into the Entre Deux Mers appellation to visit the quite impressive Chateaux St Florin. We’ve been selling their surprisingly tasty White Bordeaux for almost two years now – the wine is versatile, well-made and not very expensive!

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3 Bordeaux Blanc, sélectionnés dans le cadre des oscars de l’Eté 2012

3 Bordeaux Blanc, sélectionnés dans le cadre des oscars de l’Eté 2012 | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it
J’avais préparé pour grignoter : du comté et du pouligny st-pierre, concombre, tomates cerises, petites tartelettes tatin de tomate/pesto, bouchées de poulet tandoori, charcuterie des Pyrénées/Espagne. Pour le sucré une salade de fraises/framboises.
Tout est allé pour le mieux, les mariages vins/apéros étaient très réussis !
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Southern Wine and Spirits : Affordable Bordeaux Wine Is Still Possible | By Carl Corsi

Southern Wine and Spirits : Affordable Bordeaux Wine Is Still Possible | By Carl Corsi | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

For value, the Château Camelot la Chapelle is hard to beat. Located in the town of Salignac, north of Libourne, Château Camelot la Chapelle is own by Regis Vignon. The blend of the wine is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from 35-year-old vines. The soil is mostly limestone and clay. Traditional vinification with temperature controlled stainless steel vats.

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Great News from Grape News Importing: Bordeaux & Bordeaux Superieur Wines-What are they really? By Ron Spears | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

...From an importer's point of view (read: Grape News Importing), the Bordeaux Superieur appellation is a great source of wonderful and very affordable wines...

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the buddha in your glass: Château Saint Julian Bordeaux Supérieur 2006

the buddha in your glass: Château Saint Julian Bordeaux Supérieur 2006 | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

...Château Saint Julian was purchased in 2004 by a former Parisian businessman who always dreamed of producing Bordeaux. He revived the estate and his first vintage, the 2005, has been called “tremendous”...

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Demystifying Bordeaux Wines by Lettie Teague

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Lettie Teague on Lunch Break demystifies Bordeaux, long regarded as the most prestigious wine region in the world. Some of its wines are among the world's most expensive but many at the affordable end (under $30) are better than ever.
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A la rencontre de l’Allemagne ! - Chateau La Levrette - Grand vin de Bordeaux

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Le Château la Levrette retrouve la capitale allemande à l’occasion de la présentation de Bordeaux goes Berlin  le 30 mai 2012.

Cette soirée de lancement des Bordeaux goes Berlin 2012, est l’occasion d’une rencontre entre viticulteurs bordelais et de nombreux restaurateurs et distributeurs allemands présents au Festival musical Young Euro Classic, qui aura lieu du 27 Juillet au 12 août 2012, et dont le CIVB (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux)  est partenaire. La sélection 2012 des 100 Bordeaux sera présentée et les vins proposés à  la dégustation.


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...As summer has blessed us with her presence I thought it only fitting to end my series on good value, high quality Bordeaux wines with a terrific white wine from Chateau Mayne Pargade. The thought of sipping a refreshingly cool white wine on a hazy evening as the sun slips down and the heat of the day eases is invitingly tempting – and the 2010 Mayne Pargade will be perfect...

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Budget Bordeaux - Six Bordeaux For $10 or Less by @ReverseWineSnob

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...Ahh, Bordeaux. A region that conjures up images of expensive French Chateaus and even more expensive wine. What you may not know is that of the over 10,000 Bordeaux labels produced each year, around 80% of them are under $25. It's actually a great place for reverse wine snobs to find good inexpensive wine and that's just what we bring you today...

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TheWineBlog: The #winelover t-shirt is now available!

TheWineBlog: The #winelover t-shirt is now available! | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

Luiz, when will you propose a #Bordeaux #winelover version of your t-shirt ?

Régis Chaigne

 

Luiz wrote :

"You can get your #winelover t-shirt (and other cool stuff) here:

http://www.zazzle.com/wineloversunited"

 


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Good Value, High Quality Bordeaux Wine: Chateau Les Marcheys | Bordeaux Undiscovered – Nick's Blog

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Chateau Les Marcheys 2009 is very dense garnet-red with light ruby tints at its edge and is well balanced, supple and velvety on the palate. It is very aromatic with a powerful spicy nose and flavours of crushed ripe red berry fruits, leather and blackberries. It’s made from an equal blend of the classic Bordeaux grapes of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc – and is very good with food, being only 12.5% abv!

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Le Rallye des Vin’4 Heures : une course d’orientation et l’oenotourisme

Le Rallye des Vin’4 Heures : une course d’orientation et l’oenotourisme | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

Le dernier we d’avril, nous participions pour la
première fois au Rallye des Vin’4 Heures organisé par nos confrères du Club
Oenologique AOC de la Bem. Plus de 500 étudiants venus de toute la France
(essentiellement de Bordeaux tout de même) étaient présents dès 7H du matin à
Planète Bordeaux (maison des AOC Bordeaux et Bordeaux Supérieur) entre Bordeaux
et Libourne pour le départ de cette gigantesque course d’orientation. Déguisés,
plus ou moins réveillés, ceux qui étaient venus pour bronzer ont vite déchanté.
Une bruine, puis par moments, une pluie diluvienne avaient décidé de se joindre
à la fête et de suivre l’ensemble des participants toute la journée.


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Vinocamp fête son premier anniversaire à Bordeaux ! - Bordeaux Gazette actualités et informations Bordeaux CUB

Vinocamp fête son premier anniversaire à Bordeaux ! - Bordeaux Gazette actualités et informations Bordeaux CUB | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

Le 10 juillet 2010, Miss Vicky Wine et Grégoire Japiot organisaient leur 1er VinoCamp à Paris.


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Bag a bargain from Bordeaux - Take It Easy Magazine - People.co.uk

Bag a bargain from Bordeaux - Take It Easy Magazine - People.co.uk | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

...When we think of Bordeaux wines, expensive springs to mind... But not everything of top quality from Bordeaux has to break the bank...The Château Pey la Tour Réserve 2008, Bordeaux Supérieur, is a full bodied red with...

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Les vins de Planète Bordeaux : une mine d'or pour le consommateur américain - Bordeaux Gazette actualités et informations Bordeaux CUB

Les vins de Planète Bordeaux : une mine d'or pour le consommateur américain - Bordeaux Gazette actualités et informations Bordeaux CUB | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

Lʼidée reçue outre-Atlantique visant à penser quʼun "bon Bordeaux est un Bordeaux cher", se doit dʼêtre combattue !

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Great News from Grape News Importing: Chateau Valentons-Canteloup Bordeaux Superieur by Ron Spears

Great News from Grape News Importing: Chateau Valentons-Canteloup Bordeaux Superieur by Ron Spears | Bordeaux wines for everyone | Scoop.it

Chateau Valentons-Canteloup Bordeaux Superieur is a family-owned property that sits just along the Dordogne ... Jacques Meynard makes all the wine on the property from white to rose to red. I have been working with Jacques for the last 5 years and his wines consistently please the Chicago consumer as I have sold 1000's of bottles of his wine...

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