2 Unused 1994 French Wine Labels Honoring WWII Allies 50th Anniversary

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The Barrière Frères is a wine company based in Ludon-Médoc, France. They offer wines produced at Château Beychevelle and Château Beaumont in the Bordeaux region. In 1994, the company commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Allied landing at Normandy with two special wines.

The wine labels feature four blue airplanes flying above red, white and blue graphics representing Canadian, US, British and French flags. Golden yellow illustrations of soldiers making a beach landing and parachuting in past a church window recreate the historical event.

I have four sets of these wine labels. This listing is for one set of two labels: one Bordeaux and one Entre Deux Mers. While most everyone has heard of the Bordeux wine region, where you aware of Entre Deux Mers? Situated between the rivers Garonne and Dordogne, it is the largest sub-region of Bordeaux. "... although, as there are large areas of forest, relatively little of it is used for growing grapes. The total area under vine is about 1,500 hectares (3,700 acres), with about 250 growers making wine there. The name of the region is derived, not from the French word "mer" ("sea"), but from "marée" ("tide"). Thus, it means "between two tides", a reference to its location between two tidal rivers." (Thanks to Wikipedia for this information.)

The labels are in overall fine, unused condition. Each label measures 4-3/4 by 3.5 inches.

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