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Bordeaux Weekend – Sale and Tasting
December 5, 2015 @ 9:00 am - December 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Often simply called Bordeaux, France’s most famous wine region is actually comprised of upwards of 35 different sub-regions and 57 AOCs (appellation d’origine contrôlée or “controlled designation of origin”). Divided by the Gironde Estuary and the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, Bordeaux is best known as the home of Château Latour, Château Margaux, Margaux, Château Haut-Brion, Château Mouton Rothschild, and other wines prized by wealthy collectors and sell for hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a bottle.
What many wine consumers don’t know, however, is that most Bordeaux wines cost less than $20 dollars a bottle, and there are lesser known chateaus from the Haut-Médoc, Saint Émilion, and other top AOCs that go for between $25 and $35. Using the same grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc – and governed by the same regulations as the top producers, Bordeaux’s many small chateaux make excellent wines that are often overlooked simply because they lack the marketing, distribution power, and name recognition of the big houses.
This coming weekend, the Colonial Spirits wine team will try to rectify this situation by offering every red Bordeaux in the store at a 20% discount on six or more bottles. This offer includes generic Bordeaux to top AOCs. In addition, customers will also have the opportunity to sample Cru Bourgeois, Bordeaux Supérieur, and other regional classification level wines at our Sunday tasting that will be taking place from 1-4 PM to see how much they have to offer in terms of taste and value.