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SOURCE Bordeaux Wine Council
Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Best Buys "The Value Issue" Honors Wines Under $15 that Meet the Publication's Best Buy Qualification
NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Bordeaux Wine Council (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux) is proud to announce that a member of the Today's Bordeaux selection, an exemplar program of the types of affordable, high-quality Bordeaux wines consumers can find in the United States, was given the number one ranking in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Best Buys of 2013. The 2011 Chateau Mayne Guyon, Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux exemplified Wine Enthusiast's criteria for its top 100 Best Value Wines. The ranking honors wines that have suggested retail prices of $15 or less and fit the outlet's "Best Buy" qualification, meaning they possess an excellent quality-to-price ratio. Of the thousands of wines reviewed by Wine Enthusiast over the past 12 months, only 922 (or roughly five percent of wines tasted by Wine Enthusiast) were awarded the Best Buy designation. Then the editorial staff selects "…the top wines that exhibit the best relationship between score and price while also considering other factors like availability and buzz." The online edition of "The Value Issue" can be found here: http://www.winemag.com/PDFs/112013_BestBuys.pdf.
Francois Jumeau, Marketing Director, Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux, commented, "We are honored that a member of the Today's Bordeaux exemplar program was recognized by Wine Enthusiast. As the Wine Enthusiast Value Issue reflects, the Today's Bordeaux program is a strong representation of the high-quality nature of value wines from Bordeaux that can be enjoyed by Americans everyday."
The wines included in Today's Bordeaux are priced between $10 and $55 retail and are representative of the wide range of wines produced in Bordeaux, including dry white wines, rose, red, and sauternes (sweet wines). Today's Bordeaux brings together wines that are meant to be enjoyed during every occasion – and these value wines can be enjoyed by wine aficionados and novices every day or when they are entertaining their nearest and dearest during the holidays. The program, in its eighth year, is a proud reflection of Bordeaux's diverse terroir with vibrant and distinct appellations.
The selection was determined by a panel of nine judges during a two-day judging of wines submitted through an open call to importers in the United States. The Today's Bordeaux jury included nine leading wine educators, buyers, beverage directors, sommeliers, and writers including:
Other judges included the Bordeaux Wine Buffs, who educate consumers year-round during in-person tastings and online conversations.
Bordeaux.com currently features the Today's Bordeaux selection alongside a search tool that lets visitors find wines that suit everyday and special occasions year-round.
ABOUT THE BORDEAUX WINE COUNCIL
The Bordeaux Wine Council (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux or CIVB), founded in 1948, represents the three families of the Bordeaux wine industry: winegrowers, wine merchants, and brokers. The CIVB advocates for and strengthens the Bordeaux region through data collection and study, technical and environmental analysis, and global communications initiatives. To learn more about the Bordeaux region and its wines, visit: http://www.bordeaux.com/us.
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