Commanderie du Bontemps 20 Sur Vin Wine Tasting Competition

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[Press Release] Bordeaux, September 2011 January- June 2012 The 11th event of the “20 sur vin” Wine Tasting Competition for international wine clubs of leading business schools, higher education establishments and universities. After the great success in 2011 with the presence of the United States, China, the Netherlands, England and France and with…

Bordeaux – Left Bank, Right Bank

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By Paige Donner For most of us wine lovers, the word Bordeaux evokes Mecca-like dreams and memories of some of the world’s best and most prestigious wines. For the Bordelais, there is a pronounced distinction between “Left Bank” and “Right Bank,” each with their own Bordeaux sub-cultures and…

The Men of Vinexpo, France’s Biannual Wine Bonanza

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By Paige Donner Read Complete Article on Black Book Magazine A biannual affair, France’s monumental, just-wrapped Vinexpo Bordeaux has, once again, firmly established itself as the world’s leading exhibition for the wine industry. A few numbers: there were approximately 50,000 attendees at the Bordeaux Convention Center; overall wine…

Château HAUT-BRION Hosts Dinner, Conseil des Grand Crus Classés of 1855

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Château Haut-Brion’s Prince Robert of Luxembourg, Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux and Philippe Castéja, President of the Conseil des Grand Crus Classés of 1855 (Médoc & Sauternes), Alain PASSARD (L’Arpège, Paris), Anne-Sophie PIC (Maison Pic, Valence), and Yannick ALLENO (Le Meurice, Paris) Some 220 journalists from 33 countries were welcomed…

Bordeaux Nibbles And Fresh Markets

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by Paige Donner Bordeaux is the ideal-sized city to just wander around. In this sense, it is a bite-sized city that still offers enough funky and charming little neighborhoods to give you the feeling that you are exploring. Chartrons is the traditional wine district of Bordeaux where, during the…

Vendanges!

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La saison des vendanges commence! [Transl. = Wine Harvest is Here!] Vendange Bordeaux Vendanges Bordeaux Vendanges Bordeaux Vendanges Bordeaux Bordeaux, Vendanges! TWITTER.COM/LOCALFOODWINE  FACEBOOK/LOCALFOODANDWINE 

2004 Château La Bienfaisance ‘Sanctus’ Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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By: The Wine Spies Mission Codename: Holy Vines Operative: Agent White Objective: Secure a delicious and exclusive Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux for our operatives. Mission Status: Accomplished! Current Winery: Château La Bienfaisance Wine Subject: 2004 ‘Sanctus’ Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Winemaker: Didr Peytour Backgrounder: The movie Sideways may have…