Finding Bordeaux wines that don’t break the bank – my top choices

* Bordeaux is the home of some of the world's most expensive wines. There are only 200 of these classified wines in Bordeaux out of 8000. They are in high demand and their prices have gone up 5 times in 5 years. We seem to have lost sense of reality. If you know where to … Continue reading Finding Bordeaux wines that don’t break the bank – my top choices

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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When Best to Visit?

Temperatures start warming up at the beginning of April…

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S.I.P. – Wines from producers with stained hands and soil on their shoes

The New-found Source of affordable authentic wines made by small independent producers (S.I.P.) - Bordeaux! We don't hear about them much but Bordeaux is a source of wonderful, affordable authentic wines made by passionate wine producers. Wines made by real people with stained, gnarled hands and soil on their shoes. There are only 250 of … Continue reading S.I.P. – Wines from producers with stained hands and soil on their shoes