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Debut 'Downton Abbey' wines are fit for a lord - Today.com (blog)

Debut 'Downton Abbey' wines are fit for a lord - Today.com (blog) | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
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Debut 'Downton Abbey' wines are fit for a lord
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Priced at $15, there is a white, the 2012 Downton Abbey Blanc Bordeaux, and a red, the 2012 Downton Abbey Claret Bordeaux (claret is the British nickname for red Bordeaux).
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Just launched: Downton Abbey Bordeaux Blanc and Downton Abbey Bordeaux Claret (Bordeaux AOC)! 

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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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Love Sauvignon Blanc? Try White Bordeaux

Love Sauvignon Blanc? Try White Bordeaux | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

The grapes of White Bordeaux include Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle. There are a few other less-known varieties used in White Bordeaux such as Colombard and Ugni Blanc (the grape used in Cognac), but most White Bordeaux are made of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.

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This article on White Bordeaux wines also includes three food pairing ideas to eat with Les Hauts de Lagarde 2011. A suggestion from LocalsGuide.com

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2011 Chateau De Fontenille Bordeaux Clairet via Kim Kolb @wineywomen

Nice way to make a Cabernet Franc into a Rose style wine.

Via Regis Chaigne
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A Planet Bordeaux wine tasted by @wineywomen.

 

This Clairet is made like a light red wine. It combines fruit, freshness, tenderness, without excluding balance and character. Ideal in summer, for the aperitif or with cold lunches and grilled meat. To be drunk within two years after bottling.

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Regis Chaigne's curator insight, May 2, 2013 2:18 PM

Ceux qui me suivent connaissent ma passion pour l'appellation Bordeaux Clairet.
Celui de mon confrère Stéphane Defraine est un de ceux que je recommande les yeux fermés.
Kim l'aime beaucoup !

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Discover White Bordeaux | Wine Folly

Discover White Bordeaux | Wine Folly | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
What is White Bordeaux? Well, the major grapes include Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle. Find out what this famous white wine blend has to offer including food pairing recommendations.
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A general overview of white Bordeaux wines by Wine Folly. Discover these great values and get some food pairing suggestions.

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Bordeaux can make serious rosé | The Drinks Business

Bordeaux can make serious rosé | The Drinks Business | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

Speaking to the drinks business during primeurs week in Bordeaux, Mau said: “I think rosé can be a serious wine and Bordeaux can make serious rosé.

“I’m very pleased with my first vintage. We need to change people’s perceptions and prove that Bordeaux has the capability to produce elegant rosés.”

Renowned for its mineral whites, Château Brown in Pessac-Léognan released its inaugural 2012 rosé onto the international market this month.

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Regis Chaigne's curator insight, April 17, 2013 2:22 PM

Bordeaux did not wait for Château Brown to make serious rosés ;-)

Do you know the "Bordeaux Clairet AOC" ?

Not to be confused with British word "Claret" meaning "full bodied red Bordeaux", the Bordeaux clairet is a "rosé on steroids" according Nick Stephens http://goo.gl/BF2zx

To be discovered urgently !

 

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A Goldmine Of Planet Bordeaux Wines - Press Release | Planet Bordeaux

A Goldmine Of Planet Bordeaux Wines - Press Release | Planet Bordeaux | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
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Here's the press release of the walk around tasting in Chicago, with more informations concerning the event.

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GOLDMINE PLANET BORDEAUX CHICAGO Teaser

A Goldmine of Planet Bordeaux Wines. 20 Winemakers, over 50 Bordeaux wines. Meet the winemakers & stake your claim on accessible & affordable White, Rose & Red Bordeaux wines in a fun & relaxed lounge atmosphere  Workshops, quizzes & raffle to win a case of Bordeaux.

Followers of our Planet Bordeaux Facebook page benefit from a special promotional code - check it out and Like our page:

http://www.facebook.com/PlanetBordeaux. Presented by Planet Bordeaux - Syndicat Viticole des AOC Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur.

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The Goldmine video teaser is out!

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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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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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Good Value, High Quality Bordeaux Wine: Chateau Roc de Segur | Bordeaux Undiscovered – Nick's Blog

Good Value, High Quality Bordeaux Wine: Chateau Roc de Segur | Bordeaux Undiscovered – Nick's Blog | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

It has flavours of rich blackberry cassis, ripe raspberries, cedar and spice with a hint of black cherry, herbs and earthiness. The tannins are velvety and supple; the wine is very well balanced and has a lovely long finish. Roc de Segur is an excellent food wine that pairs brilliantly with roast duck, venison, pheasant, lamb, beef and rich casseroles.

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A great wine review from bordeaux-undiscovered.co.uk

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Chateau de Sours Rosé 2011 – 22.01.13 | Michael Olivier

Chateau de Sours Rosé 2011 – 22.01.13 | Michael Olivier | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
The Vineyards of Chateau de Sours Situated high up on a commanding limestone plateau just to the south-west of Libourne and Pomerol and facing St. Emilion,
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An article written by Michael Olivier. Everything about Château de Sours is here.

For more wine reviews about Michael Olivier, check out on michaelolivier.co.za

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

“My Bordeaux Wine Is...” Online Video Festival | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it
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Come participate in the 1st edition of the “My Bordeaux Wine Is…” Online Video Festival and cast your vote for your favorite video!

Voting is easy, just click on the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/PlanetBordeaux/app_343236642414878

(The videos may also be accessed via the main Planet Bordeaux Facebook page by clicking on the “My Bordeaux Wine Is...” tab.)

The festival is a way for the Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur wine producers to open an entertaining and personal dialogue with others – sharing their wine, bien sûr, but also a part of their lives, their art de vivre, their vision.

Deadline for voting is Sunday, February 17th, 2013.

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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.
Planet Bordeaux's insight:

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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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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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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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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50 States of Wine - A Food and Wine Blog: Goldmine Of Planet Bordeaux Wines, Chicago

50 States of Wine - A Food and Wine Blog: Goldmine Of Planet Bordeaux Wines, Chicago | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

...three things you need to remember about Bordeaux wines: value, value, and value. Bordeaux is more than just First Growths requiring fat wallets. Many producers produce less expensive wine for export to the U.S. -- no wines at the tasting were more than $15 or so, surprising to many, I'm sure...

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Thanks to 50 States of Wine for having participated to the Goldmine event, and to Régis Chaigne for the scoop suggestion!

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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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Chateau Lamothe de Haux Blanc │Red Wine Diva

Chateau Lamothe de Haux Blanc │Red Wine Diva | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

The Chateau Lamothe de Haux Blanc 2011 is made in the traditional Bordeaux style with a blend of 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semmilon, and 20% Muscadelle.  Even though the origins for this wine date back centuries, white Bordeaux went out of vogue for several years as red blends became more affordable to the every day wine drinker.  However, in more recent years, white wines have come back stronger than ever and have reclaimed their place in the wine world.

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This wine review is great to discover Château Lamothe de Haux Blanc presented on Today's Bordeaux. 

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Goldmine Promotional Code | Planet Bordeaux

Goldmine Promotional Code | Planet Bordeaux | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

Take advantage of the Goldmine event in Chicago by using the promotional code. Tickets will be available at the price of $20!

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Get your discounted tickets with the promotional code "planetbordeaux"! Visit our website to order your tickets or join the event on Facebook.

 

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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 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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Marc Soucy Writes about Wine here at www.MarcWine.com: Focus on Bordeaux: Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux Rosé

Marc Soucy Writes about Wine here at www.MarcWine.com: Focus on Bordeaux: Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux Rosé | Planet Bordeaux - The Heart & Soul of Bordeaux | Scoop.it

Andre Lurton brings us this different spin on Rosé. Bordeaux Rosé is different from many other typical Rosés in that the focused flavors of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon can produce a different flavor profile from the Grenache and Cinsault based Rosés that dominate much of southern France. The result can be a darker berry fruit flavor profile, and a bit more tannin. The grapes for this wine are partially hand picked, partially hand triaged before machine harvesting, and cool fermented in stainless steel to protect the fresh flavors.

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This article from Marc Soucy is an excellent way to learn about Château Bonnet and from the wine! Also with a good food and wine pairing suggestion.

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