Tag Archives: Bordeaux

One of the Truths that Renews our Humanity with Bordeaux

My fondest memories involving Bordeaux wines are not so much connected to my visits at their insanely beautiful châteaux, or that I was drinking a particular vintage that was part of fine wine history… it is the conversations from the … Continue reading

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Right Bank Bordeaux’s Legacy of Rebels

If you want to find the storybook of wine romance in Bordeaux, the Right Bank is the place to visit. Don’t get me wrong, I love Left Bank wines and the area of the Left Bank will always be one … Continue reading

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Should Bordeaux Go Back to Less Ripeness & More Structure?

I can’t blame Bordeaux, which struggled for many decades to ripen Cabernet Sauvignon, for celebrating the warmer vintages they have received over the past decade. But Bordeaux has been criticized by some for the increase in alcohol, ripeness and lack … Continue reading

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Bordeaux Wines: Everyone is Invited to the Party

I have been to Bordeaux a few times but the one time that stands out in my mind was during the Bordeaux Fête le Vin in 2010, which was taking place at the same time as the Masters of Wine … Continue reading

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How and why do grape growers prune vines? (Bordeaux drinking earlier due mainly to better viticultural practices…)

Last week, January 19th, I attended a gala dinner in Washington DC that was arranged by Panos Kakaviatos, who is an incredible freelance wine writer, #winelover and I thoroughly recommend his blog at www.wine-chronicles.com Jean-Rene Matignon, technical director of Château Pichon … Continue reading

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Can Bordeaux make a comeback?

We had a staff tasting on July 14th (Bastille Day!) with Hervé Berland, who was the managing director of Mouton Rothschild since 2006, and with the Rothschild family since 1977, and after his retirement from Mouton, he became the managing … Continue reading

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