Wine Touring in Bordeaux? Here are some top tips to know

Bordeaux, UNESCO registered since 2007, is undoubtedly the world’s wine capital. It is well worth visiting along with its vineyards which are France’s largest with 60 different appellations and around 8,000 châteaux. Although the region produces a range of wines including dry and sweet white, rosé and even sparkling – Bordeaux is known for its red wines. The best … Continue reading Wine Touring in Bordeaux? Here are some top tips to know

How to find Good Value in Bordeaux

This text comes from my book which is about to be published 'Bordeaux Sip by Sip - getting to the heart of Bordeaux Wine'. The label is almost all wine enthusiasts have to go on. They look for any clue that might lead them to a good wine, something that they have heard of, or … Continue reading How to find Good Value in Bordeaux

Phenomenal Wine Woman

This last year which ever 'chai' (above ground barrel cellar in Bordeaux) I visited, there were woman everywhere busy at work racking wine from one barrel to another, moving barrels to clean them, taking samples from vats, pumping over wine from the bottom of the vat to the top. The usual cellar work you may … Continue reading Phenomenal Wine Woman

2016 Bordeaux getting nearer

At last we had some rain in Bordeaux. 20mm fell on evening 13th September in a grand storm where 20mm of water fell onto parched vines. It rattled windows and tripped electricity but fortunately no hail fell as predicted. A huge sigh of relief for wine makers here and a deep sleep followed. It just … Continue reading 2016 Bordeaux getting nearer

Weak Euro saves Bordeaux 2014 Primeur Campaign

As the vines’ leaves power into action (and the first spraying is underway), we are beginning to see the small clusters of flowers which will become the grapes of the 2015 vintage, the first trickle of prices are coming through for the 2014 Bordeaux campaign. 2014 is undoubtedly a much better vintage than everything since … Continue reading Weak Euro saves Bordeaux 2014 Primeur Campaign

Bordeaux Yearly Climate (before 2000!)

Climate   data for Bordeaux-Mérignac (1971–2000) Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record   high °C (°F) 20.2 (68.4) 26.2 (79.2) 29.8 (85.6) 31.1 (88) 35.4 (95.7) 40.0 (104) 39.2 (102.6) 41.9 (107.4) 37.6 (99.7) 32.2 (90) 25.1 (77.2) 22.5 (72.5) 41.9 (107.4) Average   high °C … Continue reading Bordeaux Yearly Climate (before 2000!)