Les Talents de Bordeaux 2021 – 9 Wines Reviewed

@planetebordeaux   #planetebordeaux #talentsdesbordeaux  All photos copyright Paige Donner 2021 Vinum Terra, Bordeaux  2019   Vignobles Boissonneau  1839-2021 ‘Immaculate natural wine’ – no added yeast, acid, sugar or sulfur, no new oak barrels, no heavy handed manipulation, biodynamic practices observed in vineyards and cellar  The Natural Wine whose refinedness defies the label ‘Vin Natur’  Merlot, Appellation…

Space Wine: All Systems Go For Tasting

by Paige Donner A little more than a year after the 12 bottles of Bordeaux wine were rocketed up into orbit for space ageing, they’ve now safely landed back down to Earth. Just last week, thanks to NASA and its collaborator, SpaceX Dragon Capsule, the 12 bottles of wine along with 320 grapevine clippings (160…

Clairet Bordeaux AOC – Oscars de Bordeaux 2019 Summer

by Paige Donner Appellation Bordeaux Clairet Controllée Ni Rouge, Ni Rosé, mais toujours fruité et léger! – Château Penin, Clairet ‘Not red, not rosé, but always refreshingly light and fruity.’ Having tasted my way now through 12 AOC Bordeaux Clairets, I feel qualified to conclude that this is Bordeaux’s answer to the lighter reds of…

If Music Be The Food Of Love – Episode 52 podcast

by Paige Donner Welcome to the first Paris GOODfood+wine podcast of the new decade! 2020 has come in like a bolt of lightning, and riding on these vibrant waves we take a page from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for the theme of episode 52, dedicated to music. If music be the food of love…play on! Listen…

Time Is The Essence – Bordeaux

by Paige Donner On a recent wine tasting trip to Bordeaux, time was the essential essence of it all. It was time, and the immeasurable value of it, which truly stood out for me. Time – Here we were, journalists/media types, at best, acquaintances – asking the highly specialized and talented, unique-in-the-world, wine makers, technical…

Bordeaux River Wine Cruise on Luxury Barge, Le Tango

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Bordeaux, France? by Paige Donner Barge cruising is a thing here in Europe. In France, it is a niche luxury market and caters to people who prize relaxation during their vacations, but who still want to explore small French villages, dine on extraordinary gourmet foods and sip the…

Oh For The Pleasure of Wine…

by Paige Donner There’s a new sheriff in town… Or, well that’s what it felt like anyway at the brilliant wine dinner hosted by Oenoteam, a wine consultancy based in Libourne, Bordeaux, France.  The dinner was organized here in Paris in the understated chic neighborhood of the 7th arrondissement in the fabulous Atelier Eiffel.  …

Soupçon de Graman – Crémant de Bordeaux

by Paige Donner Harvested by hand this dry rosé, full of bubbles which exhibit finesse and fine acumen, makes a good showing for the rising star of Crémant de Bordeaux. The vines are cultivated in Landerrouat, an appellation bordering on the Southwest of France that is authorized to make AOC Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur and Crémant de Bordeaux….