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Daniel Kelada
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En Primeur First Timer

Post by Daniel Kelada » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:33 am

Hi, I'm a partner in a US negociant firm and former sommelier turned
wine educator. I've never participated in en primeur before but would
like to in 2016.

I'm not sure how to get involved. Do I just show up to the scheduled
tastings? Is there a registration process? Are there fees involved?

I judge in the concours Lyon every year, which is either right before
or after en primeur, so the scheduling is convenient.

Your perspective and advice is great appreciated.

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Re: En Primeur First Timer

Post by Jeff Leve » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:59 am

Thank for the post and question. It's going to depend on where you want to taste En Primeur in Bordeaux. There are some estates that require appointments, especially The First Growths and perhaps 20-30 more of the top name in Bordeaux. Some Bordeaux chateau limit the number of people they allow to taste. Others are open.

If you ask me about specific chateau names, if I know, I am happy to share the info.

As for your other question, there are no fees for the tastings of En Primeur Bordeaux wine. At least I've never heard of any being charged.

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Re: En Primeur First Timer

Post by Michael Allen » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:32 am

I'm not in the wine business, except as a drinker. But one day, if I ever get to Bordeaux, I want to go to the Bordeaux En Primeur tastings. It looks like it would be an amazing few days of wine.

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