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Erik H. wrote at 2009-02-13 13:59:22
I have one of the D-Day 50th Anniversary bottles of wine (un-opened). I was stationed in Germany at the time, and was in Normandy for the 50th Anniversary.

E-mail me for pictures if you would like.

Diana wrote at 2009-11-08 00:42:13

If you are still looking for that bottle of Bordeaux wine, please let me know.  I have an unopened bottle entitled "Annuversaure 50 du Debarquement"  "Normandy Landing Anniversary."  

Les Moore wrote at 2010-03-28 20:56:39
I've got an anniversary bottle (1994 Bordeaux) still unopened in my cabinet which I bought in Normandy while I was stationed overseas.  Wonder if it's worth anything???  It's on is side and I do rotate it.

ben townes wrote at 2011-05-01 06:13:28
       i have d day 50th anniversary Bordeaux i might sell if it is not agent any laws.  Ben  

Screaming Eagle wrote at 2011-06-18 16:18:50
I have three bottles Wes.  I got them in 1995 when we did the D-Day tour.  If you are still looking, let me know.  For a vet, I would be willing to part with a bottle.

sue wrote at 2011-11-03 20:07:30
We have a bottle of wine with the following lable 50 Anniversaire du d'ebarguement normandy landing anniversary and is a Bordeaux.  

FA wrote at 2011-12-17 19:14:39
I have a 1994 Bordeaux with the 50th Anniversary stamped on it.  Bought it in Paris in 1994. Willing to part. Price it

Ed wrote at 2012-03-16 21:29:02
If you're still looking for a bottle of 1994 Bordeaux D-Day wine, I have one!  I picked it up at the 50th anniversary ceremonies in Normandy.  Best regards

ian wrote at 2012-05-17 12:07:59
hi there

just seen your request

i have a bottle of the 50th an wine can surrply photos if you are still looking for one  

Gregg wrote at 2012-06-23 17:36:25
If someone still has a bottle, I lost mine several years ago.  Looking to get one back if possible.

Gary wrote at 2012-10-08 00:39:40
I have a case of 12 unopened 50th Anniversary bottles (still in original Borie-Manoux Bordeaux France box/case) bought in October 1994.  Bottles say "Anniversarie, 50e Debarquement, Normandy Landing Anniversary, 6 July 1994 with a green map of Normandie and parachutes floating down with all the countries flags that participated.  (pictures available)  I bought for an investment while flying thru Europe, and have kept it safe ever since.  Not sure what it's worth, but contact me if you have info or are interested in making an offer.

kaqurreli82 wrote at 2012-12-04 18:12:23
je   un   bouteille  de  D-Day Bouteilles 50e anniversaire  ele pas  ouvert  jense  pa  ci     ca  interese ???

SandyF wrote at 2013-10-16 09:39:49
If anyone is still looking I have a bottle of 50eme Anniversaire 1944-1995 Bordeaux. On the side it says 6 juin 1944 - Normandie. It is a beautifully decorated bottle, that my step granddad bought, but he passed away a few years ago, and now my mum has had to move into a residential home and has no room for it (and she doesn't drink!)

John Garside wrote at 2014-05-21 06:59:50
I have a bottle of the D. Day 50th anniversary wine from Bordeaux that as never been opened how can I tell if it as gone bad,

if I do open it if I do open it then it will lose it's value to a collectors of wine.


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I am a winegrower and winemaker in the Santa Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County, California. I have been managing Clos Pepe Vineyards full time for 11 years, and have been making wines for about 15 years, and 11 years professionally. My expertise in the wine business covers many areas. I consult and write about backyard vineyards, know lots about vineyard planning and development, and have formal and experienced-based viticultural training. I can answer questions about vineyards both foreign and domestic and technical questions about grape growing, grape varieties, and give the farmer's perspective on where wine is made. I have also been a professional wine judge for ten years at the L.A. County Fair Wine Competition (now the Los Angeles Wine Competition), Long Beach Grand Cru, Riverside International and Temecula Valley Wine Competition, and have served as panel chair at most of these competitions. I am also a winemaker, with 10 professional crushes under my belt and eight vintages of our own wine label: Clos Pepe Estate. These wines have scored superior/highly recommended scores in all major US Wine Publications. Wine and food are a passion for me, and I try to taste at least a few interesting wines every day of my life. I also try to constantly test my palate with unusual flavor combinations to try to understand how flavors talk to each other. I believe the true heroes of wine are those intrepid winemakers who make balanced, ageworthy 'jazz' wines in the era of kingmaker critics who like heavy metal: concentrated, top heavy, highly alcoholic monsters that have no utility at table or in the cellar.


11 years, Vineyard Manager: Clos Pepe Vineyards, a 'Vineyard You Can Trust' --Pinot Report, and also grew the highest rated CA Pinot Noir 2 years in a row. Winner Central Coast Winegrowers Grower of the Yaer 2001-2002. Written two petitions to establish American Viticultural Areas, one approved (Sta. Rita Hills), the other pending. Grown and vinted wines scoring 90 points in every major American wine publication. 10 years professional wine judge: LA County Fair, Long Beach Grand Cru, Riverside International, Temeclua Valley Wine Comp.

Central Coast Vineyard Team Sta Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance (Board Member)

Active columnist: WineMaker Magazine, written in every issue for over 5 years.

BA English: Creative Writing, University of Redlands, 1992. Extension Program: UC Davis. Strong focus on winegrape production and small scale wine production.

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