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. Gail Barnett Copyright 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) … Continue reading Bordeaux Book Sip by Sip by Nicolle Croft

Do we need new grape varieties in Bordeaux?

To cope with global warming (yes it is having an impact already here in Bordeaux) hotter climate foreign varieties are to be given the green card - (see article on this blog) and new hybrid grape varieties are being created. Yet recently with the advance in DNA analysis, a dozen or so ancient varieties native … Continue reading Do we need new grape varieties in Bordeaux?

Bordeaux Capital of Wine – A ‘Bottled’ History

In the 1st century: it all began with a grape variety Vine growing began to develop around the city of Bordeaux thanks to the discovery of a grape variety named Biturica which could withstand severe winter conditions (said to be origins of Cabernet Franc which was later in the 17th century crossed with Sauvignon Blanc to give Cabernet … Continue reading Bordeaux Capital of Wine – A ‘Bottled’ History