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Bordeaux - a party wine?

Bordeaux - a party wine? | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
The festive season is behind us and you may be all partied out. Normally everyone is thinking about a detox, dry January right now but perhaps we could party just a little longer. Bordeaux isn’t al...
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Wendy Narby put together a round-up of festivities featuring Bordeaux wines, in France and beyond. Lots of things going on!

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Bordeaux Impulse: Chateau Argadens Bordeaux Red and White

Bordeaux Impulse: Chateau Argadens Bordeaux Red and White | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
Fellow wine lovers, since 1883 the Sichel family have been merchants of the finest Bordeaux wines, with one generation succeeding the last, and the sixth generation of Sichel who are now at the hel...
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Fine article on Château Argadens, produced by the Sichel family. 

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2013 Bordeaux Harvest: Weathering the Storm (VIDEO) - Wine Oh TV

2013 Bordeaux Harvest: Weathering the Storm (VIDEO) - Wine Oh TV | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
2013 brought a year of wacky weather to Bordeaux: Watch as Bordeaux winemakers fought to save their crop during one of the hardest vintages in 20 years.
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Another video by Monique Soltani from Wine Oh TV chronicling the 2013 harvest in Planet Bordeaux. Check it out! 

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Bordeaux Wine Tours & Travel Tips (VIDEO) - Wine Oh TV

Bordeaux Wine Tours & Travel Tips (VIDEO) - Wine Oh TV | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
Learn about Bodeaux Wine. Watch the Wine Oh TV video and discover Bordeaux Wine Tours, Travel Tips and find Bordeaux wine at a bargain.
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Monique Soltani from Wine Oh TV has created a second fantastic video, chronicling her visit to Bordeaux last fall. Please check it out and "like" Wine Oh TV.

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» DON’T KNOW WHATCHA GOT, TILL IT’S GONE: THE DEUCE RUMINATES ON THE IMPORTANT THINGS WHILST T.J. HOOKER AND THE MILHADE FAMILY’S CECILIA MILHADE DEMONSTRATE THE VALUE OF BORDEAUX TO #TEAMWINO

» DON’T KNOW WHATCHA GOT, TILL IT’S GONE: THE DEUCE RUMINATES ON THE IMPORTANT THINGS WHILST T.J. HOOKER AND THE MILHADE FAMILY’S CECILIA MILHADE DEMONSTRATE THE VALUE OF BORDEAUX TO #TEAMWINO | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

My thoughts have been all over the map in recent days, but they always find themselves going back to my wife, and my feet-in-mouth disease.  And I am ashamed to admit that I couldn’t stop thinking about that when T.J. Hooker was in with Cecilia Milhade, the Bordeaux rep from Vintus.  Cecilia was in the States and came by with four Bordeaux she and her family represents

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Three Bordeaux Supérieur wines from the Milhade family.

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Planet Bordeaux Brings Amazing, Affordable Bordeaux Wines To New York And Chicago With

Planet Bordeaux Brings Amazing, Affordable Bordeaux Wines To New York And Chicago With | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

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.

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Planet Bordeaux Goldmine Chicago

Planet Bordeaux Goldmine Chicago | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
The Willis Tower in Chicago opens its doors to wine aficionados from all over the world. -- Food and wine are universal pleasures that go hand-in-hand with eachother.
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A first-hand account of the Planet Bordeaux Goldmine tasting in Chicago.

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New Hampshire Wine-man: Château Sainte-Barbe Grand Vin 2009 Bordeaux Supérieur

New Hampshire Wine-man: Château Sainte-Barbe Grand Vin 2009 Bordeaux Supérieur | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

Château Sainte-Barbe Grand Vin 2009 Bordeaux Supérieur, $13.59-$15.99, 89 points, appears near black at the core, trends deep black currant red, terminates clear, with draping dense legs.

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Another wine tasting from The New Hampshire Wine-man. This article is about 2009 Château Sainte Barbe, a wine from the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation.

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New Hampshire Wine-man: Château de Bonhoste Grand Vin 2009 Bordeaux Supérieur

New Hampshire Wine-man: Château de Bonhoste Grand Vin 2009 Bordeaux Supérieur | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

Nearly the best red dinner wine I can think of, Château de Bonhoste 2009 Bordeaux should makes a perfect dinner companion for that large gathering, and won't break the bank either. Come to think of it, it seems every time I go to some kind of banquet or large gathering, the caterers serve this cheap-type $5.00 a bottle Merlot, but because everyone is preoccupied, the plonk is ignored by most! (Song for all us old folk) I wonder-wonder who, not knowing anything about catering or just how restaurants decide on a wine to serve for showers, weddings, or other large groups, just how is a wine chosen? Is it the house wine, is it the cost, or maybe the availability; whatever method is applied, let me challenge those in the position to decide, to decide on a satisfying wine.

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An excellent value presented in this review by the New Hampshire wine-man!

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Yadegaran: Seven wine resolutions for 2013

Yadegaran: Seven wine resolutions for 2013 | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

Explore bargain Bordeaux. There is more to Bordeaux than classified growths and lofty wine reviews. In fact, there are many examples of very good Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superior AOC for less than $30 a bottle that still showcase the classic character of this world-class wine region. If you thought it was over your head or out of financial reach, check out http://usa.planet-bordeaux.com, where you will learn otherwise.

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Jessica Yadegaran suggests that we explore bargain Bordeaux. We recommend this article to discover some wines you can afford. Click on the link above to visit our website!

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Planet Bordeaux: Chateau Roc de Levraut rouge, Bordeaux Superieur, 2010

Planet Bordeaux: Chateau Roc de Levraut rouge, Bordeaux Superieur, 2010 | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

“A beneficial blend of 50% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2010 is in the classic structured style that shows red and black fruit, a touch of cassis, that mixture of dark berry and sage-like herbal musk so prevalent in Bordeaux reds, and a lovely plump blueberry from the Cabernet Franc. The tannins are noticeable, but don’t dominate the wine, suggesting instead that there will likely be a few years of aging capacity here.”

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A wine review from the examiner.com about Château Roc de Levraut.

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Chateau Panchille Bordeaux Supérieur | WineAccess.com

Chateau Panchille Bordeaux Supérieur | WineAccess.com | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

"Deep purple in color, with beautiful aromas of blackberry and black cherry, this knockout 2010 is rich, compact and finely muscled. Dense and chewy in texture, the almost New World opulence is buttressed by fine, dusty tannins that explain why Sirat and so many others are calling this the vintage of their lifetimes."

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A wine review from wineacces.com about an affordable wine produced by Château Panchille. Recommended by Robert Parker, this wine is available in most of the U.S (read the article to see where this wine may be shipped).

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Superior Bordeaux Supérieur

Superior Bordeaux Supérieur | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
...I like wines that make me want to drink more of them, and this has that “come hither” disposition, every time I drink it I find new facets of flavor. Ah, nuance. This is not a “trophy” wine but instead one to enjoy.
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Rhett Beiletti of B-21 Blog has staked his claim on Château Croix-Mouton.

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Michael Madrigale named ambassador of Planet Bordeaux wines

Michael Madrigale named ambassador of Planet Bordeaux wines | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

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Planet Bordeaux's insight : Planet Bordeaux winemakers are delighted to announce Michael Madrigale as their new ambassador in the United-States.

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Wine Is Serious Business 221: Some Planet Bordeaux Samples from 09, 10, and 11 - YouTube

Quite a while ago, we received a box of samples from our friend Mike who works with Balzac Communications and Planet Bordeaux. Since it was a lot of wine, an...
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Wine Is Serious Business, a wine video blog, tasted a selection of Planet Bordeaux wines. Here are the four wines they picked out.

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Cuvée Corner Wine Blog : Think you know Bordeaux Superieur?

Cuvée Corner Wine Blog : Think you know Bordeaux Superieur? | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

I think many of you will most likely be surprised by some of the discoveries I've made, or perhaps you're just old jaded wine fossil who knows everything there is to know about wine. Either way, I hope you'll stick around for this fascinating adventure into the Bordeaux Superior and the great wine values just waiting for you.

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Think you know the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation? Bill Eyer will guide you to discover the goldmine of the Bordeaux wine country and one of his favorite wines: Château Recougne. 

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Château d’Abzac 2009 Bordeaux Supérieur | Frenchly Yours

Château d’Abzac 2009 Bordeaux Supérieur | Frenchly Yours | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
Chateau d'Abzac 2009 also called "Tours d'Abzac Bordeaux" 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon This Bordeaux Supérieur received the Silver Medal at the Concours de Bordeaux 2011.
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Focus on a Planet Bordeaux wine: Château d'Abzac 2009 Bordeaux Supérieur.

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Wine Of The Week: A Bordeaux Supérieur

Wine Of The Week: A Bordeaux Supérieur | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
There is much more to the Bordeaux wine region than the select, highly sought-after classified growths (known as Grand Crus). Most of the fuss and attention are directed towards very expensive wines that require decades of aging to reach potential.
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Château Roc de Levraut 2010 has been chosen as the wine of the week on forbes.com! You'll also find three other Bordeaux AOC wines in this article written by Katie Kelly Bell.

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Bordeaux can be a bargain | NJ.com -

Bordeaux can be a bargain | NJ.com - | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

Among wines classified as Bordeaux Superieur, including examples from both the right bank and left bank, I’d recommend any of these attractively priced labels: Château de Bonhoste ($16), Château Haut Mondain Grande Reserve ($15), Château L’Isle Fort ($16) and Château le Grand Verdus Grande Reserve ($25).

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A Goldmine Of Planet Bordeaux Wines Chicago Edition | Planet Bordeaux

A Goldmine Of Planet Bordeaux Wines Chicago Edition | Planet Bordeaux | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

Meet and mingle with 20 Bordeaux winemakers at A Goldmine Of Planet Bordeaux Wines on Friday, April 19th, 2013 from 5.00PM to 8.00PM. The event will be held on the spectacular 99th Floor at Skydeck in Willis Tower, at 233 South Wacker Drive in Chicago.

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Tickets for the Chicago edition of the Goldmine event are available! Visit our website and order yours now.

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Planet Bordeaux makes affordable pitch to U.S. consumers - Wine - The Detroit News

Planet Bordeaux makes affordable pitch to U.S. consumers - Wine - The Detroit News | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

These wines offer the classic character of the most famous wine region in the world. The goal, according to the Syndicat des Bordeaux et Bordeaux Superieur, which is promoting the Planet Bordeaux campaign, is to show Americans that Bordeaux is about more than costly classified growths — “it’s about the people who make the wine, the land that grows it, and the lifestyle that surrounds it.”

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Yes, Bordeaux wines can be affordable! An excellent review about Planet Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur wines with great suggestions.

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Bordeaux 2009 and 2010: Fantastic Vintages

Bordeaux 2009 and 2010: Fantastic Vintages | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
According to no less than Robert Parker at the Wine Advocate, 2009 and 2010 are two of the best vintages of Bordeaux "in [his] career", and others
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Some Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur appellations in this article. This is written by trulynet.com

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2009 Chateau Lescalle Bordeaux Supérieur | Taste My Grapes

2009 Chateau Lescalle Bordeaux Supérieur | Taste My Grapes | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

“Located beside the most famous vineyard of the world, Château Lescalle was built in 1875 in Macau by Emmanuel Tessandier, at the edge of the Margaux commune and it consists of two main plots of land, one located near the Castle Paruades Maucamps and the other called Lescalle. It is currently owned by the Tessandier family the proprietors of several fantastic Bordeaux properties as Château Maucamps. Château Maucamps AOC Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois Supérieur is described by Oz Clark as similar quality level than Château La Lagune and Château Cantemerle. The 20 hectares of vineyards are located on the alluvial, clayey soils and they are covered with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The winemaking in the estate follows the traditional Médoc style. The vines are very densely planted. The yield is limited in order to concentrate fruity flavours. The wine goes through long maceration process and then aging in oak barriques. By delivering wines of a consistent high quality, Château Lescalle is one of the best petit château within Bordeaux Supérieur appellation. It has received several awards and citations in Le Guide Hachette.”

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Hugo Oliveira from TASTE MY GRAPES has staked his claim on Bordeaux wines, and most particularly on 2009 Château Lescalle Bordeaux Supérieur. An excellent wine review about a good value and affordable wine.

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“My Bordeaux Wine Is...” Online Video Festival by Planet Bordeaux

“My Bordeaux Wine Is...” Online Video Festival by Planet Bordeaux | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

Organized by Planet Bordeaux, the “My Bordeaux Wine Is…” video festival is the place where wineproducers are opening an entertaining and personal dialogue with the public. They are sharing their wines, bien sûr, but also their art de vivre. The festival gives you the opportunity to discover them in a different way.

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For further information, download the press release on the article.

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Bordeaux Without The Bloodshed | Intoxicology Report by Chris Kassel

Bordeaux Without The Bloodshed | Intoxicology Report by Chris Kassel | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
AOC Bordeaux Supérieur (...) tend to carry higher price tags than straight-shooting Appellation Bordeaux Controlee, but in the grand scheme of this often over-priced region, not that much higher. If the ‘sweet spot’ for a balanced, drinkable, identifiably ‘characteristic’ Bordelaise wine is around $25, the following gang of five, imported by Planet Bordeaux, are all under $15.

An excellent low-end introduction to the multifarious flavors and fragrances available in the wine capital of the world.
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Chris Kassel summed it up well in his article on his Intoxicology Report: ”No B.S. in Bordeaux Supérieur.”

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