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Press Release from the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux

28 March 2018

En Primeur Week, organised by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux – an intense time for wine producers and Bordeaux négociants – will be presenting the 2017 vintage to the international wine trade from Monday the 9 to Thursday the 12 of April 2018.

Yours truly will be there one week before to taste wines from other organizations and non members, but at two weeks from this important event, some 5,000 professionals and journalists from 60 different countries (1. China, 2. UK, 3. Switzerland, 4. Germany, 5. United States, among many others) already have confirmed their participation in this essential event for Bordeaux wine.

The schedule for tastings restricted to professionals in the trade: 

Monday, 9 of April: 115 crus representing all appellations will be tasted at H14 in the heart of the city of Bordeaux (173 Quai des Chartrons), during a first day of tasting that has already been booked by 1,000 professionals.

From Tuesday the 10 to Thursday the 12 of April: Tastings for each appellation are organized at the following châteaux:

– Ch. Malartic-Lagravière
– Ch. La Couspaude
– Ch. Gazin
– Ch. Citran
– Ch. Siran
– Ch. Beychevelle
– Ch. Lafon-Rochet
– Ch. La Lagune

The schedule for tastings restricted to journalists accredited by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux:

Monday, 9th of April

– Tastings of crus from Sauternes and Barsac at Château Coutet and Château de Rayne Vigneau, presentation of the new vintage by the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences at Château Guiraud and dinner with Union des Grands Crus members and journalists at Château Kirwan

From Tuesday the 10th to Thursday the 12th of April: Tastings by appellation restricted to 100 journalists at H14.

About the UGCB

The Union des Grand Crus brings together 134 estates in prestigious Bordeaux appellations. Benefiting from the diversity of its members as well as its shared values, the Union and its members pursue their primary mission in conjunction with distributors, brokers, and the Bordeaux trade: to meet nearly 50,000 professionals and wine enthusiasts a year in order to present their recent vintages. From Tokyo to Montreal, by way of New York, Shanghai, London, and Paris, the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux organises nearly 80 events a year in 65 cities around the world.

Further information? Consult their webpage: www.ugcb.net

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