Announcement by President of Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux:

“Dear Friend,

The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux organises this year again the Week-end des Grands Amateurs, in Bordeaux, 5 & 6 June 2010. The Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux suggested that we should inform you, so that you could share this information with members of your Commanderie.

Gathering under one roof 116 châteaux members of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, the Week-End des Grands Amateurs is an outstanding opportunity for wine lovers from around the world to meet Chateaux owners or managers, and taste some of their finest wines (the 2007 vintage and another vintage between 1999 and 2006) in conditions normally only offered to trade and press members.

In addition to the tasting, members of the Union will welcome visitors for dinners in their châteaux. A special evening will also be dedicated to wine lovers between 18 and 40 and will be managed by young members of the UGCB. Finally, vineyard tours will be organised and a golf competition will oppose estate owners to wine lovers on Sunday. If needed, we can help you to set up you stay in Bordeaux.

You will find complete information as well as the detailed programme of this event on our website at and in the enclosed brochure, that we can also send you in printed by regular mail (please note the 50% discount on the tasting entry fee for wine professionals)

I would be very grateful if you could share and forward this information.

I thank you in advance and look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you in Bordeaux next June.

Yours sincerely,

Sylvie Cazes
President of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux

Your contact at Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux: Pauline Savin, / +33 5 56 51 91 91.”