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…

Wine Rockets to Space for Near-Zero Gravity Ageing

Update by Paige Donner Twelve bottles of French Bordeaux wine just rocketed off to the International Space Station on a mission to help further the science of food here on Earth. The project is being fueled by Luxembourg startup Space Cargo Unlimited.  They acknowledge that in addition to the importance of food and wine having…

2016 Right Bank Bordeaux’s + Margaux Silky Tannins

by Paige Donner The first question I asked Oenoteam’s Stephane Toutoundji after tasting some 40 of his 2016’s-  primarily from Pomerol and St. Emilion – was, Are these silky tannins yours and your enologists’ influence or is it the signature of the 2016’s? His quick answer to me was that it’s 2016 for Right Bank…