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Commanderie du Bontemps St Vincent Lunch

The Commanderie du Bontemps (Medoc, Graves, Sauternes and Barsac) celebrated the Fete de Saint Vincent on 18th January with a lunch in the centre of Bordeaux, the first time in fifty-six years. The lunch was proceeded by Mass at the Cathedral of St Andre with a procession of the Commanderie from the Town Hall carrying … Continue reading

Napa Women Winemakers exchange with Bordeaux

Last week Bordeaux played host to a group of fifteen women winemakers and vineyard owners from the Napa Valley including Heidi Barrett the winemaker for the cult wine Screaming Eagle. It was infact the return trip of a group of ‘women in wine’from Bordeaux who visited the most coveted new world vineyard in January of … Continue reading

Chateau d’Yquem – not just a dessert wine

Lunch in the Chateau d’Yquem, 15th January, 2009 hosted by Sandrine Garbay, Winemaker and Cellar Master at Chateau d’Yquem, Superior Premier Cru Classe to celebrate the exchange of women winemakers between the Napa Valley and Bordeaux (11th to 15th January 2009) Aperitif: Y 2005 Chateau d’Yquem 2004 to accompany Roast Lobster with blood orange emulsion … Continue reading

Twelve Bordeaux Women winemakers present their wines to Napa Women Winemakers

At the Maison des Vins de Saint-Emilion  on 14 janvier 2009 I ‘animated’ a tasting of twelve wines. It was no ordinary tasting as twelve women winemakers from all over Bordeaux presented their wines ‘face to face’ to a group of 15 women winemakers from the Napa Valley. The wines ranged in style from dry … Continue reading