In a rare move for a wine region, the Conseil Interprofessionel du Vin de Bordeaux or CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Council) and Millesime—the Collective Hospitality Group— have opened up shop at the Carlton Hotel on Madison Avenue in New York City, with a cozy styled space called Bar Bordeaux. What do they serve? Well, Bordeaux of course—60 different Bordeaux wines to be exact.
"With Bar Bordeaux we wanted to make wines from the Bordeaux region accessible to New Yorkers. The CIVB partnership allows us access to many smaller wine makers in the region and we are proud to be the exclusive wine bar in New York in which these wines can be found," said owner Laurent Manrique.
The menu boasts an expansive list of wines by the glass and bottles priced as low as $36, plus flights and small plates of nibbles like deviled eggs.
At the center of the elegant design for Bar Bordeaux is a tribute painting that pays homage to French actress Brigitte Bardot by New York native Jeremy Penn. It’s titled Hot Lips of Brigitte Bardot.
The region has three additional bars worldwide—two in China and one in, well, Bordeaux, France. The CIVB plans to open ten Bordeaux-only bars in the coming years.
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