Fancy a lunch in one of Bordeaux’s Wine Chateaux?

When visiting the vineyards of Bordeaux, forget the busy restaurants for lunch, choose one of its wine châteaux to have lunch cooked for you in style amidst nature overlooking the vineyards! Here are my top choices in each of Bordeaux's vineyard regions. Near to St Emilion Château Siaurac http://www.chateausiauracandco.com Beautiful light fresh seasonal meal enjoyed in the beautiful relaxed 15 hectare … Continue reading Fancy a lunch in one of Bordeaux’s Wine Chateaux?

The Top of the Graves; Wine Trophy 2013

On Monday 14 October I was part of the 15 members of the jury which included Miss GlouGlou, the famous French wine blogger (and for Le Monde), Alexandre Pesle of the popular Camera Café plus oenologists, cavistes and winemakers. I have a soft sport for Graves since their cru classés were severed from them leaving … Continue reading The Top of the Graves; Wine Trophy 2013

Sweet Bordeaux – Time for a Resurgence?

With minuscule yields, astronomical picking costs, and falling prices the sums do not add up for many of the small independent producers of sweet Bordeaux, particularly when traditional demand for their wine is down. The legendary sweet wines of Bordeaux, produced by the magical noble rot, were heralded in the past as some of the … Continue reading Sweet Bordeaux – Time for a Resurgence?