Two Events Featuring Bordeaux Winemakers

I'll be joining these winemakers and journalist Jane Anson (far right) at 676 Restaurant on April 28. I hope you will join us!

Come meet Jane Anson, Bordeaux correspondent for Decanter magazine, and six winemakers from this iconic region at two special Chicago events.  It’s an opportunity have all your questions answered about winemaking in this iconic region. How difficult is it to start a new winery?  Why is en primeur still important?  And does anyone blend with Malbec anymore?

On April 27, at 6:00 p.m., join them at Just Grapes (550 West Washington Blvd.) for a class and tasting of their wines.  And then on April 28 at 676 Restaurant (676 North Michigan, Fourth Floor) for a tasting at 6:00 p.m., followed by a three course dinner at 7:30 p.m.  I am honored to be Ms. Anson’s guest for the Thursday event.

To register for the Just Grapes tasting call Don Sritong (312-627-9463, cost is $25.00).  Cost for the 676 tasting and dinner is $49.00 and you can reserve your space at the Salut! Meetup page at

Here’s a list of the winemakers joining Ms. Anson for these tastings, followed by a short video I conducted with them earlier this week.  There were so many questions I didn’t get to ask them, so I am excited about meeting this group again this Thursday.

Christine Nadalie of Chateau Beau Rivage (Bordeaux Superieur)

Cecile Verdier Mallie of Chateau Brethous (Cotes de Bordeaux)

Tristan Bouscasse of Chateau Cantinot (Cotes de Bordeaux, Blaye)

Johan Jonck of Chateau L’Esperance (Cotes de Bordeaux, Blaye)

Jerome Bonaccorsi of Chateau La Rivalerie (Cotes de Blaye)

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