Barton & Guestier celebrate sommeliers with new project

One of Bordeaux oldest wine merchants, Barton & Guestier, has teamed up with some of world’s top sommeliers on a large scale project to celebrate the collective expertise in the on-trade and review all the AOP wines in B&G’s portfolio.

Barton & Guestier’s deputy general manager Philippe Marion

The wine house, which was founded in Bordeaux in 1725 and now exports to around 130 countries worldwide, has published Word of Sommeliers, which includes sommelier review of 32 of its top wines, from Château Magnol to its Barton & Guestier Duché d’Uzès Héritage N°292.

It represents a ‘tour de force’ during the challenging period and is testament to B&G’s close relationship with the trade, Barton & Guestier’s deputy general manager Philippe Marion said.

“For many years now, B&G has nurtured a very close relationship with this key element of the wine industry – the Sommeliers. We have always had their support and we wanted, with this project, to thank them by bringing them to light,” Marion said. “In the end, the Sommeliers are our best ambassadors across the world.”

The project includes comment from top sommeliers from 29 different countries, including Australia, the USA, the UK, Latvia, India and Brazil. It includes three Best Sommeliers of the World, five Master Sommeliers and a host of names from the ASI Best Sommelier of the World competition. Somms include Sweden’s Arvid Rosengren, Italy’s Paolo Basso, Japan’s Yuya Kondon, Ukraine’s Oleg Kravchenko, Taiwan’s Kai-Wen Lu, Thailands’s Nutawan Jumpanak, Argentina’s Maria Valeria Gamper, India’s Dervati Basumallick and Romania’s Julia Scavo.

Barton & Guestier said it was “very proud” to share this work and acknowledge the level of support for its wines from industry professionals.

Founded in Bordeaux in 1725 by Irishman Thomas Barton, Barton & Guestier has developed a premium brand strategy based on AOC and varietal wines from the main French wine growing regions, including Bordeaux, Loire, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, Languedoc, Provence and Gascony. It’s long history represents the brand’s expertise and guarantees consistent quality and style in an increasingly complicated market, it says, while innovative and informative packaging ensure its wines are accessible.

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