Keeping January tradition alive, Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux members take a tour around the U.S with their 2009 vintage.
They will make 4 stops in the U.S starting with Los Angeles (Jan 20) then Miami (Jan 23), New York (Jan 25) and Chicago (Jan 26).
They then cross the border into Canada for Toronto Tasting on January 27.
Amongst the many producers featured are Leóville Barton, Gloria, Batailley, Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Lynch Bages, Orme de Pez, Pichon Longueville, Prieuré-Lichine.
I will have l'embarras du choix (too many choices) as we say in France when I visit the tour on its New York stop.
The afternoon trade/media sessions are followed by tastings opened to the general public.
During last year's tour we interviewed two demoiselles de Bordeaux, first Emilie Gervoson of Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion and later Anne Le Naour who runs Bordeaux Wine Show for Credit Agricole CA Grands Crus.