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Intimidated by Bordeaux wine? Don’t be! As one of France’s most historical and largest wine-making regions, Bordeaux offers an exceptionally wide range of choices, from affordable finds under $25 to pair with mid-week dinners, to lavish selections worth saving for special occasions. 

Get to know the approachable side of Bordeaux and understand what makes this wine region the benchmark for all winemaking practices today. Join us at the following events during our second annual Bordeaux Week, April 23-27, 2019:

The Port Tuesday Pop-up Tasting: Bordeaux Takeover
Tuesday, April 23 | 4-7PM | The Port by the NSLC | FREE
Join us every Tuesday for a complimentary sampling flight of premium wines from The Port. Enjoy a Bordeaux takeover during our second annual Bordeaux Week! 

Seminar: Discover the Grapes of Bordeaux
Tuesday, April 23 | 6:30-8PM | The Port by the NSLC | $20 | SOLD OUT
Hosted by Dave Pieroway, Certified Sommelier and Customer Experience Manager at The Port 
Did you know? Many of the grape varieties we know and love today originated in Bordeaux. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc. Discover new tastes by exploring these grapes and their Bordeaux inspirations with certified sommelier, Dave Pieroway. Your ticket includes a flight of 6 wines and light food pairings. Featured wines:

  • Chateau Faizeau Montagne St Emilion  
  • Chateau Ormes-de-Pez 2012  
  • Chateau Sénéjac 2008  
  • Chateau Millet Cuvee Henri 2015  
  • Celene Crément de Bordeaux Opale Brut NV 
  • Chateau de Lamarque 2012  
  • Chateau Brown 2013  

Bordeaux Picnic
Thursday, April 25 | 6:30-8PM | The Port by the NSLC | $40 | SOLD OUT
Bordeaux wines shine when paired with food! Join us for a casual, picnic-inspired evening showcasing approachable Bordeaux wines. Enjoy a tasting of 6 wines (2 white, 3 red and 1 dessert) accompanied with light food pairings, in a “picnic takeover” of The Port’s Experience Room. Featured wines:

  • Chateau de Malleret 2015  
  • Chateau Rieussec 2009  
  • Chateau Cap L'Ousteau Haut Medoc  
  • Chateau Pierre Levee Revelation 2015  
  • Mont Mont Perat Blanc 2016  
  • Chateau Haut Mouleyre Blanc 17  

Menu:

  • Course 1: Asparagus Tea Sandwiches | Scotch Egg | Brie
  • Course 2: 
    Paté | 
    Cheese | Charcuterie
  • Course 3: Apple Tart

Seminar: Discover the Banks of Bordeaux
Friday, April 26 | 6:30-8PM | The Port by the NSLC | $20 | SOLD OUT

Hosted by George MacLeod, DipWSET, WSET Certified Educator 
Join us for a fun and informative evening of exploration. In this educational seminar, we’ll help to break down barriers to provide you with insight into the regions, styles, vintages and producers of Bordeaux and how they relate back to the quality of wine in your glass. Your ticket includes a flight of 6 wines:

  • Chateau de Malleret 2015  
  • Chateau Clos Floridene 2014  
  • Celene Crément de Bordeaux Opale Brut NV 
  • Chateau La Fleur De Boüard 2015  
  • Instant Becot 2015  
  • Chateau Roudier 2015  
  • Mont Mont Perat Blanc 2016  

Bordeaux Pop-up Tastings
Friday & Saturday, April 26-27 | 4-7PM | The Port & NSLC locations with The Port sections | FREE
Visit us in-store for a chance to sample and learn more about Bordeaux wines from our Product Specialists. These casual tastings are the perfect opportunity to discover new-to-you wines and ask questions in a relaxed environment. View the tasting schedule here

Bordeaux By-the-Glass
Enjoy a glass of Bordeaux wine with your dinner at the participating restaurants below between April 16-27, 2019:

Restaurant Wine Name Glass Size Price
Gabrieau's Bistro Chateau Haut Mouleyre Red 5oz/8oz $8.50/$13
Chateau Haut Mouleyre White 5oz/8oz $8.50/$13
Bistro by Liz Chateau Haut Mouleyre Red 5oz/8oz/Bottle $10/$14/$38
Chateau Haut Mouleyre White 5oz/8oz/Bottle $10/$14/$38
Obladee Wine Bar Chateau le Puy Emilien 5oz $15
GIO Chateau Haut Mouleyre Red 6oz $9
Madam Etienne Blanc 6oz $9
The Press Gang Chateau Haut Mouleyre Red 5oz $11
Madam Etienne Blanc 5oz $10
CUT Chateau Le Puy St. Emilion 2015 5oz $15
Lynch-Bages 2002 5oz $55
Bistro le Coq Chateau Lamothe White 5oz $9
Agricola St. Brasserie Bad Boy Bordeaux 5oz $16
Morris East La Grande Courraye 5oz $11
Eliot & Vine Fleurette Organic Bordeaux Blanc 5oz/8oz $10/$16
Let's go Bordeaux!

Let's go Bordeaux!

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