For centuries, BORDEAUX has commanded an almost mythical status in the world of wine, beguiling kings, emperors and dictators alike. While its survival is dependent on the capricious nature of weather, its prosperity has always been tied to the shifting fortunes of global economies. As powerful nations rise and fall, so does the fate of this place.
One of the unique and historical characteristics of this commanding wine region is the quality 'classification' of its left bank (Medoc) wineries. Most of us are well aware of the famous 1855 classification that divided the wineries into a 'Grand Cru' scale of 1 to 5 and how unreachable the 5 top Chateaux are in price...but how about the wineries that were NOT classified in 1855 ? The ones that were born after, or perhaps never made the cut back then but today make fabulous wines at accessible prices ?
Welcome the CRU BOURGEOIS. Created in 1962 but with a far longer history, this association of producers stands to protect, classify and promote all the superb wineries that were not classified in 1855 and were in the hands of merchants and not noble families. They represent some of the best and most competitive wines that Bordeaux has to offer. As a result of their selection criteria and positioning in terms of price, the Crus Bourgeois are ideally suited to today’s markets and the requirements of increasingly demanding consumers.
JOIN US FOR AN IN DEPTH OVERVIEW SEMINAR OF THE MEDOC DISTRICT OF BORDEAUX, THE 'CRU BOURGEOIS' ORGANIZATION & CLASSIFICATION & TECHNICAL TASTING OF SOME OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF 'CRU BOURGEOIS' BORDEAUX WINES, TOGETHER WITH CRUS BOURGEOIS DU MEDOC BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR THE USA, BRINDA BOURHIS (WINEVOX) AND CERTIFIED BORDEAUX WINE EDUCATOR, NASA VICE PRESIDENT, DIEGO MERAVIGLIA.
* EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL WILL BE PROVIDED / TRADE & NASA MEMBERS ONLY
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