Bordeaux Book Sip by Sip by Nicolle Croft

a personal story over 30 years, wine guide to visiting what is important in the region and finding good value in this exceptional wine terroir. Its been 30 years since I arrived on the quayside in Bordeaux city, weary from my travels in this funny tin can of a car (a 2CV) leaving behind all … Continue reading Bordeaux Book Sip by Sip by Nicolle Croft

Bordeaux Book Sip by Sip by Nicolle Croft

aussi disponible en Français ‘Bordeaux Pas à Pas’ (Mollat, Fnac, Amazon) a personal story over 30 years, wine guide to visiting what is important in the region and finding good value in this exceptional wine terroir. Bordeaux Sip by Sip – a book to savour This new book recounts the story of a young British … Continue reading Bordeaux Book Sip by Sip by Nicolle Croft

Bordeaux Book Sip by Sip by Nicolle Croft

a personal story over 30 years, wine guide to visiting what is important in the region and finding good value in this exceptional wine terroir. Its been 30 years since I arrived on the quayside in Bordeaux city, weary from my travels in this funny tin can of a car (a 2CV) leaving behind all … Continue reading Bordeaux Book Sip by Sip by Nicolle Croft

Roadbook for the D2; the Magical Médoc Route de Châteaux

Find below a crib sheet for the famous Bordeaux châteaux either side of this famous route. (Otherwise use the new smartphone application Bordeaux Wine Trip!) I remember my first drive up the D2 some 25 years ago whilst on a family holiday. I could not believe that all these famous names were either side of this … Continue reading Roadbook for the D2; the Magical Médoc Route de Châteaux

Wine Tour with Kids…Wine not?

As a parent to a three year old, wine is an important part of my daily survival kit. I cannot say I always savour every nuance of taste (as a professional winetaster I do know the difference) but it is an important milestone to celebrate at the end of another frenetic day and serves as … Continue reading Wine Tour with Kids…Wine not?

My First ever Podcast: Standing up for Bordeaux’s Small Producers

Ever since arriving here in Bordeaux the SIPs (Small Independent Producers) of Bordeaux have been my life and my love. But time is not on their side. My goal is to promote these passionate people with their authentic wines that are such good value and taste fresh and thatI believe makeup the fabric of Bordeaux … Continue reading My First ever Podcast: Standing up for Bordeaux’s Small Producers

Whats new in Bordeaux – look to the dynamic Small Châteaux

Despite its crusty past image, Bordeaux today is full of fresh ideas as a younger generation are holding the reins and directing the wines made in Bordeaux in a different direction. It is the small independent producers (who I call the SIPs – see my book Bordeaux Sip by Sip Editions Sud Ouest) who are … Continue reading Whats new in Bordeaux – look to the dynamic Small Châteaux

Moulis, neighbour of Margaux – great go-to for value

Just take a right turn off the Route des Châteaux (the D2) once you have passed through the famous wine village of Margaux. With its undulating vineyard clad hills and forests this little enclave of 600 hectares (one of Bordeaux’s smallest) with only 35 producers is worth the small detour. There’s a cute little maison … Continue reading Moulis, neighbour of Margaux – great go-to for value

Harvest Recap Bordeaux 2020

Many celebrated the ‘gerbaude’ end of harvest (in a restrained covid-aware way) the last week of September, so relieved that in this challenging year of adversity at least something has gone well – a full two weeks before the usual celebrations. Of course it is too early to say but the wines of 2020 are … Continue reading Harvest Recap Bordeaux 2020