Saturday, January 31st 2-5pm at The Museum of Flying at Santa Monica Airport,
3100 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405 

The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGC) is visiting Los Angeles to promote the excellent soon-to-be-released 2012 vintage.

The Union is an affiliation of the best Bordeaux producers from all of the major Bordeaux growing regions. More than 95 châteaux will attend and winemakers and owners will pour over 100 wines from the 2012 vintage. This is the largest Bordeaux tasting in the United States.

After three sold out years at the Hyatt Century Plaza, this tasting is on pace for record-breaking attendance with its return to Santa Monica Airport where the event was last held in 2011. Taking place in The Museum of Flying, guests will be able to take in vintage aircraft and aviation memorabilia while sampling world class wines.

100% of the net proceeds from the tasting will benefit Food on Foot, a nonprofit organization providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with meals, clothing and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets.

Tickets are $69 per person in advance, $100 at the door. This event will surely sell out!


We firmly believe that 2012 is the best value vintage since 2008. Just a few years ago it seemed as if pricing would never return to pre-2009 levels, but here we are today with most chateaux offering sharp values that have returned to the accessibility of years past. Best of all there is no shortage of quality in 2012…the vintage is full of top notch wines with some truly exceptional efforts coming from Margaux, Pessac-Leognan, Saint Emilion and Pomerol.

Tickets for the Los Angeles event can be purchased at Wally’s Wine & Spirits, www.wallywine.com, or call 310-475-0606.


Members of the UGC scheduled to attend:


Château Angludet
Château d’ Armailhac
Château Beaumont
Château Beauregard
Château Beau-Séjour Bécot
Château Beychevelle
Château Le Bon Pasteur
Château Bouscaut
Château Branaire-Ducru
Château Brane-Cantenac
Château La Cabanne
Château de Camensac
Château Canon-La-Gaffelière
Château Cantemerle
Château Cantenac Brown
Château Carbonnieux
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion
Château de Chantegrive
Château Chasse-Spleen
Domaine de Chevalier
Château Citran
Château Clarke
Château Clerc Milon
Château Climens
Château Clinet
Château Coufran
Château La Couspaude
Château Coutet
Château Croizet-Bages
Château Dassaul
Château Dauzac
Château Doisy Daëne
Château La Dominique
Château Durfort-Vivens
Château Ferrière
Château de Fieuzal
Château Fourcas Hosten
Clos Fourtet
Château de France
Château Franc Mayne
Château La Gaffelière
Château Gazin
Château Giscours
Château Gloria
Château Grand-Puy Ducasse
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Château Gruaud Larose
Château Haut-Bages Libéral
Château Haut-Bailly
Château Kirwan
Château Labégorce
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lagrange
Château La Lagune
Château de Lamarque
Château Langoa Barton
Château Larrivet Haut-Brion
Château Lascombes
Château Latour-Martillac
Château Léoville Barton
Château Léoville Poyferré
Château La Louvière
Château Lynch-Bages
Château Lynch-Moussas
Château Malartic-Lagravière
Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry
Château Marquis de Terme
Château Maucaillou
Château Olivier
Château Ormes De Pez
Château Pape Clément
Château de Pez
Château Phélan Ségur
Château Pichon-Longueville
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Château Picque Caillou
Château La Pointe
Château Poujeaux
Château Prieuré-Lichine
Château Rauzan-Gassies
Château de Rayne Vigneau
Château Saint-Pierre
Château Siran
Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Château Talbot
Château du Tertre
Château La Tour Blanche
Château La Tour Carnet
Château La Tour de By
Château La Tour Figeac
Château Troplong Mondot
Château Trottevieille
Château Villemaurine