10 Top SIP Tips when…visiting the Bordeaux Wine Region

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The beautiful city of Bordeaux with its tall 18th century limestone buildings, wide streets and attractive river-front is undisputably the world’s wine capital. It is the heart of the largest wine region in France (produces one quarter of all wine in France) and stretches over 110,000 hectares. In the past this wine region of 8000 châteaux has been criticised as being closed and unwelcoming. Things have certainly changed and the stiff châteaux doors are wide open offering a wealth of options ‘autour du vin’; cooking lessons, tasting old vintages, wine and cheese and blending your own wine. More than 3 million tourists each year visit Bordeaux and its region. With such choice available of what to see and do, it can be a little daunting. Here are some tips from a resident wine lover guide to make the most of your visit.


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The Best Restaurants when visiting the Vineyards of Bordeaux

Visiting Bordeaux's châteaux and tasting the wines all morning (of say Château Beausejour Bécot or Figeac in St Emilion or Léoville Poyférré and Pontet Canet in the Medoc) can be very hard work. It is important to take a good pit-stop in the middle of the day to nourish ourselves with good food in a good ambience. To be able to relax in … Continue reading The Best Restaurants when visiting the Vineyards of Bordeaux