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Bordeaux Wine Tasting Event Returns to the District

Bordeaux Wine Tasting Event Returns to the District

Published on January 22, 2013
Growers of Grands Crus Touring Through Washington After 10-Year Absence.

Wine enthusiasts from all over the nation’s capital will have the chance to sample what experts are saying is one of the finest Bordeaux wine harvests in decades. On Thursday, January 24, the Union des Grands Crus, a trade organization touring North America, will set up a unique tasting experience at the Willard Intercontinental Grand Ballroom in downtown Washington. The event is organized with Pearson’s Wine and Spirits.

Featuring the Bordeaux wine vintage of 2010, critics and wine lovers have hailed the year’s harvest with exceptional praise. Decanter Magazine’s Stephen Spurrier calls it a "focused, serious, age-worthy vintage... drawing comparisons to 1982 and even 1947."

Founded in 1973, the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux is a partnership of 132 grands crus estates constituted under a shared standard of high quality. After a 10-year hiatus, the group returns to Washington to again offer some of the Bordeaux region’s finest wine, a classic symbol of French cultural heritage.

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