Photographer produces view of 1855 Classified Growths

bertrand1.jpg Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the celebrated photographer of “Earth from Above” (published in 30 languages with 3 million copies in print), has produced a modern and original view of the 1855 great classified growths. He presents a personalized view of 86 bottles from Bordeaux’s most prestigious winemaking properties on a poster priced at 20 euros (of which 1 euro will go to the “GoodPlanet” association.)

It will be available at the Bordeaux Tourism Office beginning June 26th—the opening day of the Bordeaux Wine Festival taking place along the city’s waterfront through Sunday, June 29th.
The Council of 1855 Grands Crus Classés (Médoc and Sauternes) is marking the Wine Festival’s 10th anniversary with a gala dinner on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the Palais de la Bourse in Bordeaux. In attendance will be Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux; Philippe Castéja, president of the Council of 1855 Grands Crus Classés in 1855; Philippine de Rothschild of Château Mouton Rothschild; and Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
The region’s finest chefs, such as Thierry Marx (Cordeillan-Bages), Philippe Etchebest (Hostellerie de Plaisance), Michel Portos (Saint-James) and Nicolas Maggie (la Cape), have created an exceptional menu to perfectly accompany the classed growths’ wines from the 1988–2005 vintages.

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