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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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Bordeaux Rosé, l'Autre Rosé 2014

L'été 2014 sous le signe du Bordeaux Rosé http://www.bordeaux-rose.com.
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Luc Plissonneau has done it again! Third installment of his series of Bordeaux Rosé video 

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Baking hot September boosts prospects for Bordeaux 2014 harvest

Baking hot September boosts prospects for Bordeaux 2014 harvest | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
September’s “baking hot” weather in Bordeaux has “greatly improved” the prospects for this year’s harvest, with chateau owners comparing it to 2008.
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Big and Bold: Bordeaux Tasting - CHS Capitol Hill Seattle

Big and Bold: Bordeaux Tasting - CHS Capitol Hill Seattle | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
Now that the weather has turned colder, we wanted to show a great lineup of some of the world’s best “hearty” wines: Bordeaux. The always clever and witty James Norton of Noble Wines is bringing yo...
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Now that the weather has turned colder, we wanted to show a great lineup of some of the world’s best “hearty” wines : Bordeaux.

 

The always clever and witty James Norton of Noble Wines is bringing you an amazing lineup full of value and deep, complex flavor.

One of the best things about wine from Bordeaux is that it seems to be made to go with food—make that almost any food. From stew to fish to roasts to chicken, Bordeaux can handle nearly any sauce or preparation style. And our the final wine of our lineup tonight is nothing short of a life-changer if you happen to love cheese. On to the lineup!

 

13 Chateau Recougne Blanc Bordeaux Superiéur (Bordeaux Superiéur, France)

So often people who know Bordeaux red wines don’t know the wonder of Bordeaux white wines. We open with this strikingly fresh and expressive classic white Bordeaux blend of 80% Sauvignon blanc and 20% Semillion, the primary white grapes of the region. In the winemaking process no oak is used, so the result is a focused, beautifully “clean” wine with a nice balance between tropical notes, mineral, and a touch of herb on the dry finish. Perfect with seafood, herb-roasted chicken, or just as an excellent white to serve guests when the walk in the door.

 

10 Chateau Cugat Bordeaux Superiéur (Bordeaux Superiéur, France)
Located in the quiet, sleepy, and tiny town of Blasimon, Chateau Cugat is producing incredible red Bordeaux that tastes well above its price point. With Merlot in the lead at 60%, yet also a healthy dose of Cabernet Sauvignon, this shows lovely, plump and dark fruit notes up front with plenty of earthy and grilled herb character to back everything up. Just a darn delicious wine.

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BWW Reviews: PLANET BORDEAUX 3rd ANNUAL GOLDMINE EVENT in New ... - Broadway World

BWW Reviews: PLANET BORDEAUX 3rd ANNUAL GOLDMINE EVENT in New ... - Broadway World | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
BWW Reviews: PLANET BORDEAUX 3rd ANNUAL GOLDMINE EVENT in New ...Broadway WorldThe attending buyers and guests search wines, create tasting notes, and purchase them instantaneously. Michael Madriga...
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Wine: Weird weather aside, hopes are high for Bordeaux's 2014 vintage, says ... - Western Daily Press

Wine: Weird weather aside, hopes are high for Bordeaux's 2014 vintage, says ... - Western Daily Press | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
Bordeaux, the world's greatest wine region, is France's answer to our own West Country. I like to think so anyway. OK, we don't make a lot of wine here. But we have much in the way of farming in...
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40 Under 40: America's Tastemakers 2014

40 Under 40: America's Tastemakers 2014 | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
Our second annual 40 Under 40 list salutes the leaders of a new generation of drinkers.
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Bravo to Michael Madrigale, Wine Director at Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud, & Épicerie Boulud in New York City - and Planet Bordeaux Wine Ambassador - for being named number 9 of the "40 Under 40: America's Tastemakers 2014" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Go Michael, Go Michael...

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Star Sommelier Michael Madrigale has recently been named ambassador of Planet Bordeaux wines in the U.S.

Star Sommelier Michael Madrigale has recently been named ambassador of Planet Bordeaux wines in the U.S. | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
These affordable French wines will have you rethinking Bordeaux. 
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Michael Madrigale was a 2014 James Beard Award nominee

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LES AOC BORDEAUX ET BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR CELEBRE LOS ANGELES PENDANT BORDEAUX FETE LE VI

LES AOC BORDEAUX ET BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR CELEBRE LOS ANGELES PENDANT BORDEAUX FETE LE VI | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

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Eviva - Public Relations and Marketing Agency - Get street wise with Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur this September

Eviva - Public Relations and Marketing Agency - Get street wise with Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur this September | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur are teaming up with some of the UK’s top street food chefs this September for two tutored tasting events led by Jane Parkinson, matching award-winning Bordeaux Blanc wines with uber fresh fish and seafood.

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Check out the Planet Bordeaux's events in UK planned on September

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TOP PLANET BORDEAUX WINES MEDAL AT 2014 LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

TOP PLANET BORDEAUX WINES MEDAL AT 2014 LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

Planet Bordeaux wines – representing Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur AOCs – shined during the 75th Los Angeles International Wine Competition.

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Check out the Planet Bordeaux wines recognized during the 2014 LAIWC. Gold-medal winning wines will be displayed and tasted during LA’s Wine, Spirits, Beer and Food Festival Cheers on June 21st and at the Los Angeles County Fair, which will take place August 29th – September 28th. 

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CONCOURS MONDIAL DU SAUVIGNON AT PLANET BORDEAUX – THE WINNERS

CONCOURS MONDIAL DU SAUVIGNON AT PLANET BORDEAUX – THE WINNERS | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

From April 10th to 14th, Bordeaux hosted the fifth edition of the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon. 750 wines from 22 countries were presented at the Planet Bordeaux headquarters this week, where a jury of 64 wine professionals recognized the best Sauvignon wines from 22 countries. 32 Planet Bordeaux wines received medals & special mentions.

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Have a look at the Planet Bordeaux wines recognized during the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

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Chateau Turcaud Entre-Deux-Mers White Bordeaux

Chateau Turcaud Entre-Deux-Mers White Bordeaux | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
Wine: Chateau Turcaud Varietal: White Bordeaux (Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion blend) Vineyard:  Entre-Deux-Mers Price: $13.50 Food Pairing: Salt baked sea bass with citrus and herbs This wine was the ...
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Check out this wine review of Château Turcaud made by Liz and Stan Kottke from rfd winekey. 

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Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2014 | wineLX: Wine Luxury

Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2014 | wineLX: Wine Luxury | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

"This competition is designed to promote the wines from this grape, to inform the public about the richness and diversity of the world white Sauvignon, guide consumers but also to be a place of exchange, debate and enrichment of professionals of this market.

Last year more than 800 samples from 22 countries were tasted."

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Created by Planet Bordeaux and Bernard Vincent, this competition promotes and rewards the white wines made with Sauvignon grapes. The 2014 edition will be held in April in Bordeaux.

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The characteristics of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur wines

The terroir, colors, aromas, and flavors of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur wines.
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Eric Boschman et Marc Roisin dégustent un verre de Bordeaux Blanc au bord de l'eau

Historique, cépages clés, rôle essentiel du Sauvignon, typicité du Bordeaux Blanc, fourchette de prix et suggestions d'accords mets & vins. En quelques minutes, et quelques traits d'humour...
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"Bordeaux is the complexity and the blending ! Search the Sauvignon and its citrus aromas, vegetal notes and passion fruits (...) a wide range of white Bordeaux between 5 and 10 € only"

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Vinexpo aims to 'wow' attendees - The Drinks Business

Vinexpo aims to 'wow' attendees - The Drinks Business | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
The Drinks Business Vinexpo aims to 'wow' attendees The Drinks Business In particular, new Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise told the drinks business that the Bordeaux show will include free tastings areas for sweet, rosé and sparkling wines using...
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The wine and spirits fair, which takes place next June, is to trial a number of initiatives, some of which were tested at this year’s Vinexpo Hong Kong, and others that are entirely new.

In particular, new Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise told the drinks business that the Bordeaux show will include free tastings areas for sweet, rosé and sparkling wines using Enomatic wine dispensers, including the company’s new Flute preservation system for fizz.

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BWW Reviews: PLANET BORDEAUX 3rd ANNUAL GOLDMINE EVENT in New York

BWW Reviews: PLANET BORDEAUX 3rd ANNUAL GOLDMINE EVENT in New York | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
Planet Bordaux, representing Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur AOC's, had their third annual Goldmine event for trade and media to discover accessible, affordable and delicious wines that Bordeaux offers.
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American Mom in Bordeaux: Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2015 - Bordeaux - A magical Night!

American Mom in Bordeaux: Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2015 - Bordeaux - A magical Night! | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

Via Best Of Wine Tourism
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Great article about the 12th "Best Of Wine Tourism" night in Bordeaux! #bestofwinetourism #bordeaux #CCIBordeaux

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Q&A with sommelier Michael Madrigale

Q&A with sommelier Michael Madrigale | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

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Planet Bordeaux's insight : A warm welcome to sommelier Michael Madrigale, the new ambassadeur of Planet Bordeaux wines in the United-States.

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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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Bordeaux fête le Vin : ambassade américaine dans le vignoble

Bordeaux fête le Vin : ambassade américaine dans le vignoble | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
Invités par le syndicat des Bordeaux et Bordeaux supérieurs, plusieurs chroniqueurs américains sillonnent la fête du vin mais aussi les châteaux Stacie Hunt est journaliste-sommelière...
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Planet Bordeaux's insight : Judges from the Los Angeles international wine competition got all dressed up to visit Château de Lagarde with Stéphanie Dolet at Vignobles Raymond.
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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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Concours Mondial du Sauvignon - Press Release

Concours Mondial du Sauvignon - Press Release | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

Showcasing the high quality and versatility of the Sauvignon Blanc grape, the fifth edition of the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon took place from April 11th to 13th in the heart of the vineyards on the right bank of Bordeaux. Hosted by Planet Bordeaux, aka the Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur Winemakers’ Association, the competition welcomed 750 entries submitted from 22 countries, including four new participants: Japan, Slovenia, Turkey and the United States.

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Check out the press release on planet-bordeaux.com

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VIDEO: One Minute Wine: White Bordeaux | On Top of The News!

VIDEO: One Minute Wine: White Bordeaux | On Top of The News! | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
Bordeaux is more famous for its lush red wines but few realize that the region also produces dry, crisp, floral white wine. Wine columnist Will Lyons
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Check out this video of Will Lyons reviewing Clos des Lunes from Domaine de Chevalier.  

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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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