How Château Pédesclaux Successfully Marries Tradition with Modernity in Bordeaux
Bordeaux thrives on tradition. Why not? Bordeaux is the standard for global wine production. However, changing times require even Bordeaux embrace modernity. Restoring historic châteaux, implementing new winemaking techniques, migrating to organic and biodynamic farming, are among the necessary advancements happening in Bordeaux. Château Pédesclaux, 1855 5ème Grand Cru Classé de Pauillac, embraces these changes…
A VINTAGE SUCCESS STORY (TO EVERYONE’S SURPRISE)
Throughout my global wine travels, the winegrowers I meet offer a unified message: Climate, as expressed through weather, is changing, and chaotic weather patterns are making vintages more difficult and unpredictable.
Drinking Bordeaux in Blue Jeans
I love Bordeaux. I have many bottles in my cellar and more on the way. Big, opulent, tannic wines. These wines need time – a lot of time – in bottle to integrate in such a way the tannins become smooth and the tertiary notes take center stage. This is the way I like Bordeaux.…
Bordeaux: Making Life Sweet
When thinking Bordeaux, minds immediately go to the bold, elegant, refined red wines the region produces. After all, they are some of the worlds most coveted and sought after wines. However, to only know Bordeaux red wines is to not fully know Bordeaux. Not only is Bordeaux home to crisp and elegant white wines, it…
Crus Bourgeois: The Answer to Affordable Bordeaux
Do you enjoy wine travel? Many wine lovers enjoy traveling to wine regions all over the world. In the US, a visit to Napa Valley is not only a wine lover rite of passage, it is like wine Disney World for adults. Here is another question: Do you drink Bordeaux frequently? Or do you believe…
Snooth Article: Vintage Update Bordeaux 2015
Bordeaux has not had a stellar vintage since 2010. That’s a long drought for one of the world’s finest wine regions. In the coming months the 2015 vintage will be hitting the shelves. What do you need to know about the next Bordeaux vintage?
Do Empanadas Bordeaux?
Rhett and Link, of Good Mythical Morning, entertain us by asking crazy questions. For example, they dive into the world of smores, choosing various food items such as pizza, liver, and sardines to explore how they pair with chocolate and marshmallows to determine whether or not the alternative food items will “smore.” In the spirit…
Welcoming Winter with Côtes de Bordeaux
Darkness falls across the land on the longest day of year. An astronomical phenomenon in the Northern Hemisphere where the earth’s tilt on its axis is at the farthest point from the sun and the sun’s daily maximum elevation is at its lowest is known as the Winter or December Solstice. In truth the solstice…
Diving into Bordeaux #Wine with #Winophiles: Graves
This article explores the virtues of the Bordeaux wine region Graves. It also includes a wine review and food pairing.
Diving Into Bordeaux #Wine with #Winophiles: Saint-Émilion
I have no idea what heaven entails. I do know that it will be amazing and I can only judge amazing by what I already know. Perhaps it depicts the majestic mountain lake and surrounding forests of Lake Tahoe, or the breathtaking waterfalls of Hawaii, or the crystal turquoise water off the coast of Cuba,…