2006 Bordeaux Preview (Schedule)

2006 Bordeaux Preview (Schedule)

by Chuck Hayward


Tuesday, March 27
6:30 PM - Leave San Franciso, CA

Wednesday, March 28
10:35 PM - Arrive in Bordeaux

Thursday, March 29
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Negociant Meeting
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM - Tasting and lunch at Chateau Lascombes
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Beychevelle
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Negociant Meeting
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Negociant Meeting
8:30 PM - Dinner with Laurent and Coco of Brane-Cantenac

Friday, March 30
8:30 AM - 11:15 AM - Negociant Meeting
11:15 AM - 1:30 PM - Pavie with Gerard Perse
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Reignac with Yves Vatelot
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Negociant Meeting
8:00 PM - Dinner at Guiraud

Saturday, March 31
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Clos l'Eglise with Helene Garcin and Dr. Alain Raynaud
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Chateau le Gay with Jean-Christophe Meyrou
12:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Switch hotels, prepare for UGC events
7:00 PM - Dinner with Dr. Alain Raynaud and Helene Garcin

Sunday, April 1
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Negociant Meeting
1:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Super Tasting at Negociant
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Dinner with Negociant

Monday, April 2
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM - First Growths tasting at the Chateaux
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch at Ducru Beaucaillou
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Additional First Growths and Second Growths
7:00 PM - Dinner at Negociant

Tuesday, April 3
8:45 AM - 10:15 AM - Pichon Lalande
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM - Leoville Las Cases
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM - UGC at Chateau Giscours (tasting Margaux)
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM - UGC at Malartic-Lagraviere (tasting Graves and Pessac Leognan)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Moueix Tasting (entire portfolio, including Petrus)
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Derenencourt and Thunevin
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Dinner at Haut Brion

Wednesday, April 4
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - UGC at Beauregard (tasting Pomerol)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - UGC at Larmande (tasting St-Emilion)
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Circle du Rive Doite 2005 Tasting (at Grand barrail Chateau and Resort)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Cheval Blanc
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Pavie
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Ausone
6:00 PM - Dinner at Hotel Plaisance with Gerard Perse

Thursday, April 5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - En Primeur tasting at Maison Joanne
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch TBD
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Pibran
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - UGC at Talbot (tasting St-Julien, Pauillac, St-Estephe)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Gruaud Larose
7:00 PM - Dinner at Lagrange St-Julien

Friday, April 6
Back to California