Picking the right wine for your meal is difficult is almost as difficult as finding the right filter for your Instagram photo. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of five sommeliers who can help you with both problems. Whether you’re choosing between a Bordeaux dry white or red, or Lo-Fi and X-Pro II, follow ‘somm’ of these Instagrammers for some wine-spiration.
Today, many with an appreciation for French culture will celebrate one of the most significant dates in French history, Bastille Day.
On July 14, 1789, French revolutionaries overtook the Bastille in Paris, an armory and prison that doubled as a symbol of monarchy and political authority. With tension growing due to a stalemate of the National Assembly and King Louis XVI, revolutionaries demanded a constitution and major political reform. In 1790, the Fête de la Fédération was held to celebrate this historic day, and thus began a long legacy of the celebration of freedom.
Are you planning a visit to Europe this summer? If so, don’t miss out on the best value experience our region has to offer. Bordeaux Wine School, or l’École du Vin, located in the heart of Bordeaux city offers a range of courses from newbies to wine experts. Smell, sip, taste and learn about the terroir of our region, the savoir faire of our winemakers and the magic of our wines in a fun and engaging classroom setting.
This summer, check out our series of classes geared toward beginner wine students and lovers at the jump.
With the arrival of summer, Bordeaux winemakers are heading into one of the most exciting seasons of the vine-growing calendar. Some believe that a vintage’s personality and character is determined in these crucial months before harvest. So far, the summer has been kind to our region!