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Wine world welcomes Winewoo

  A new wine application home-grown in Bordeaux to challenge existing Danish Vinvino is on the verge of being born. Its difference is its rich information database sourced directly from the producers themselves (rather than relying on consumers to nourish it as with Vivino). Taking a photo of the label with your smartphone is the … Continue reading

My Pick of the best Châteaux to visit in the Bordeaux Vineyards

Find out which châteaux to visit to see the oldest cellars, the finest architecture and the most beautiful parklands and gardens to visit….and the best wines (all mentioned!) The most beautiful view over the vineyards (from their 16th century tower soon to be replaced with a modern version): Château Gruaud Larose The most beautiful view … Continue reading

Bordeaux’s Best Restaurants by theme by a local

With over 20 years in Bordeaux and with my own dining expériences and the feedback from my wine tour clients here is a list of my favorite restaurants in Bordeaux! Fine Cuisine Solena* Le Croc Loup GaroPapilles Le Pavillion de Boulevard Brasserie-Style Centre Ville La Brasserie Bordelaise Le Plat à Oreilles Le Bouchon Bordelaise Chartrons – L’Air de Famille L’Atelier … Continue reading

Distilleries en fête – a magical time to visit Cognac!

It is throughout the period from December through to end February that the producers in Cognac distill their wine and the sweet aromas fill the air in the medieval town of Cognac and the surrounding villages located in the undulating countryside. The Charente River meanders through the region passing through the key locations. Its water is used … Continue reading

Wines delivered direct to your door from the SIP (Small Independent Producer)

If you know where to look, Bordeaux is the home to many great value wines, despite being better known for some of the most expensive in the world. Some of these properties lie just on the ‘wrong side of the boundary’. With 25 years in the Bordeaux region I have come across such treasures. Hence the SIP … Continue reading

A Secret St Emilion Grand Cru: A perfect SIP!

Franck Moureau represents the ninth generation of the same family to make wine at Château Béard La Chapelle, St Emilion Grand Cru located in a little valley just outside of the famous village of St Emilion. He is a perfect example of a SIP, a Small, Independent Producer ( A great location but as the … Continue reading