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

‘Grandes Crues’ – Bordeaux a Wine Region Underwater

Bordeaux's vineyards begin the year 'underwater' along with much of Europe. Both the banks of Bordeaux's rivers, the Garonne (here at Langon south of Bordeaux) and the Dordogne, have failed to contain the swollen rivers. Both the quays in Libourne (Dorgogne) and Bordeaux (Garonne) were flooded this last week. The amount of rain each day, which continues … Continue reading ‘Grandes Crues’ – Bordeaux a Wine Region Underwater

The Forgotten vineyards of the Right Bank are worth a detour

The most beautiful wine régions of Bordeaux (Fronsac, Bourg and Blaye) are often left off the list. The majority of properties here are family-run and visits definitely are animated by very dynamic passionate people that actually make the wine (www.sip-wines.com)! These régions are hilly and many properties have stunning views over rolling hills down onto … Continue reading The Forgotten vineyards of the Right Bank are worth a detour

SIP your way around Bordeaux in the beautiful vineyards of Fronsac!

With a panoramic view over the vineyards in the rather overlooked wine region of Fronsac, Nicolle Croft opens her new tasting room to promote in particular the wines of the many 'petits châteaux' in the region of Bordeaux. Fronsac is one of Bordeaux's prettiest wine regions with its vine covered hills and views over its rivers … Continue reading SIP your way around Bordeaux in the beautiful vineyards of Fronsac!

Bordeaux Vines caught up, flowering on schedule for next week

The recent hot weather in Bordeaux's vineyards have meant that the vines have caught up any delay due to cold temperatures and wet weather experienced from mid April until mid May. The much needed rain has filled the empty water tables and the vegetative cycle is 'full speed ahead'. During flowering we are looking for sunshine and warm consistent temperatures during the … Continue reading Bordeaux Vines caught up, flowering on schedule for next week

The Launch of SIP; promoting Bordeaux’s small wine-maker via tourism

With the growth in wine tourism in Bordeaux, wine writer and guide Nicolle Croft launches  « SIP » a wine tour company based in Bordeaux specializing in promoting, through wine tourism, the Small Independent Wine Producers in the region. Members of the SIP Wine Club will benefit from direct prices from the small producer. http://www.sip-wines.com "This is a crucial time in Bordeaux, claims SIP … Continue reading The Launch of SIP; promoting Bordeaux’s small wine-maker via tourism

Portes Ouvertes in the Bordeaux Wine Region in 2008

Here is the list of the 'Open Door' weekends in Bordeaux. For the wine enthusiast there is so much going on in the region - you just need to keep abreast of all the various activities organised by the different associations. There is no one place where you can go to find it all.... March … Continue reading Portes Ouvertes in the Bordeaux Wine Region in 2008