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…

La Table du Lavoir

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by Paige Donner [Read Full Article on Bordeaux Food And Wine] La Table du Lavoir is built on the 19th c. site of an old vineyard wash house the wives of the vineyard workmen would use on laundry days. It has been re-built, just across the road from Château…

Bordeaux’s Musée du Vin et Du Négoce

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By Paige Donner Read Full Article on Bordeaux Food And Wine Bordeaux’s Musée du Vin et Du Négoce is resplendent in its devotion to the history of this region’s cause celèbre; it is humble in its presentation; and it is welcoming in the way it greets its guests. A…

Château Smith Haut Lafitte – Bordeaux

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By Paige Donner Read Complete Article on Bordeaux Food And Wine  Château Smith Haut Lafitte is one of those wineries in Bordeaux that has its own helipad. Likely, it’s one of the only wineries in Bordeaux that has its own helipad, actually. It also has its own weather station…

Vinexpo Bordeaux 2011

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BORDEAUX VINEXPO FROM 19 TO 23 JUNE 2011 Champagne Louis Roederer, Concha y Toro and Baron Philippe de Rothschild are among just some of the world-class wines that will be represented at this year’s Vinexpo, Bordeaux. Alongside these major groups, large numbers of vigorous companies are also lining up: Symington Family Estates,…

Château Haut-Lagrange, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

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Château Haut-Lagrange “It is always the adventurous who accomplish great things” Charles de Montesquieu By Paige Donner Read Full Article on Local Food And Wine One early Spring afternoon on a recent trip to the Pessac-Leognan region of Bordeaux, I set off from my hotel on a bicycle…

Max Bordeaux, When Only The Best Will Do

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Max Bordeaux When Only The Best Will Do by Paige Donner ? Max Bordeaux Wine Gallery & Cellar, Bordeaux, Photo by Paige Donner for Local Food And Wine When your wine tastes will be satisfied only by the best, Bordeaux has another top wine bar for you. Fittingly, it,…

Bar á Vin, Bordeaux

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Bar á Vin, THE wine bar in Bordeaux, is shamelessly easy to find and as user-friendly as an iPod app. If you’re even a little bit like me, Bordeaux is, well, it’s intimidating. It is the heart and epicenter of W I N E. In La France. Are…

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…