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Selection By Blind Tasting of 30 Red, White, Rosé, and Crémant Wines Priced Between $10-$50
We’re pleased to announce the first results of the 2016 Planet Bordeaux Selection by Michael Madrigale. The blind tasting was the first in a series to be held during the year. As ambassador for Planet Bordeaux wines in the U.S., sommelier Michael Madrigale regularly tastes to add to his personal selection of top food-friendly wines that give great bang for the buck.
The April 2016 selection encompasses 30 wines: 20 Bordeaux AOC & Bordeaux Supérieur reds, 5 Bordeaux Blancs, 4 Bordeaux Rosés, and 1 Bordeaux Crémant. The selection will be launched at various press events throughout the year in New York City and served at the annual Goldmine dinner series hosted by Madrigale.
“I feel honored to represent such a historic and respected wine region,” said Madrigale. “The sheer quality and value of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur AOCs has never been better. I think as time goes on and younger generations get involved in winemaking and grape growing, consumers are also getting better wine – thus, we need to keep sourcing and providing awareness for these high-quality, accessible, and affordable choices.”
Highly respected in the industry, in 2012 Food & Wine Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Michael as one of their “Top Sommeliers of The Year,” and he is a James Beard nominee. Wine Enthusiast Magazine also named him among their “40 Under 40” for 2014.
Click below to download the April 2016 Planet Bordeaux Selection by Michael Madrigale: