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Mrz 14 2013

decanter.com: Cercle Rive Droite moves into Left Bank of Bordeaux

Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 11:38

by Jane Anson in Bordeaux – Alain Raynaud, founder and president of the Cercle Rive Droite group, is launching a similar group for properties from the Left Bank of Bordeaux.

Alain Raynaud

‚Not a move against UGC…‘ Alain Raynaud

The Cercle Rive Gauche will effectively be a sister organisation for the Cercle Rive Droite, with both groups overseen by the newly-created Cercle des Grands Vins de Bordeaux.

The groups will organise separate tastings, but will travel together for overseas events, including ones planned for this year in the United States, and Asia.

Raynaud played down any idea that he was competing with the Union des Grands Crus, the formidable and long-established left bank group of chateaux.

‘This is absolutely not a move against the Union des Grands Crus,’ Raynaud – who was himself president of the UGC from 1994 to 2000 – said. ‘But they have done such a good job that many of their members have effectively become luxury goods, and are no longer affordable in all markets. This new group is filling a need for a new organisation able to market the more affordable quality estates on the Left Bank.’ Continue reading „decanter.com: Cercle Rive Droite moves into Left Bank of Bordeaux“