Bordeaux Wine School Is In Session

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Bordeaux WIne School

 

The Bordeaux Wine School is open for registration! 

Located in the heart of the city of Bordeaux, l’École du Vin de Bordeaux (Bordeaux Wine School), offers a range of courses from 2 hour workshops to intensive programs that offer immersive experiences such as visits to Bordeaux vineyards. 

The first English language courses launch in May 2015 including intensive programs from Technical, Practical and Grand Cru level of studies. This 7 day program includes 60 hours of training, visits to the vineyards and several lunches in some of Bordeaux’s most famous restaurants. Enroll today! Or, for more information on programs and pricing, download the wine school brochure here

 

 

5 Bordeaux Wines To Get You Through A Blizzard

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Bordeaux Blizzard Wines

As the Northeast braces for what some meteorologists say could be the biggest snowstorm in history, lines at supermarkets are reportedly out the door as the weather weary stock up on the essentials. Once you’ve gotten your necessities sorted, there’s one other item we suggest you might want to keep on hand. Wine. To prepare for Storm Juno, or just another quiet night at home, here are five Bordeaux Wines you might consider cozying up to tonight. 

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The Year of Yoleaux Continues

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@bordeauxwines instagamLast spring, we unveiled our limited edition Yoleaux t-shirts at Wine Riot NYC to an enthusiastic audience of wine drinkers. Since then, we’ve spread the gospel of Yoleaux to Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and back. 

For those unfamiliar with the phrase made popular by hip hop artist, Drake, Yoleaux is a play on Y.O.L.O. or ‘You Only Live Once’. For us at Bordeaux Wines, it means shaking off the perception of Bordeaux as your grandfather’s dusty old wine. Yoleaux heralds a new era of Bordeaux wines; refreshing red and white wines meant to be drank young and enjoyed for every day, any day occasions. 

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Meet Chris Adams, CEO of Sherry-Lehmann Wine Retailers

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Bordeaux Wines Sherry Lehman Store

Tis the season for wine! Seriously.

Year after year, retailers and distributors have consistently reported a peak in wine sales during the holiday season. Whether for a dinner, party or gift giving, there’s no better occasion for wine than the holidays.

With so much activity buzzing around the wine store this time of year, we asked Chris Adams, CEO of Sherry-Lehmann, for a little insight into the world of wine retail. The New York City based wine and spirits retailer operates stores across the Tri-State area as well an online shop that was rated the best online wine destination by Forbes

Read on for our interview with Chris Adams!

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Winter Wine Pairing Tips

FILED UNDER: Buying & Choosing Wine, Food and Wine Recipes, Holidays

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 (This is a reblog from Tasting Table.)

Make sure this holiday is the bold, full-bodied kind—by uncorking some bottles of Bordeaux wine, of course.

With the cold setting in, there’s never been a better time to explore Bordeaux’s countless pairable wines. Don’t know where to start? Pearl & Ash’s award-winning sommelier Patrick Cappiello has some ideas:

Chicken soup + Pessac-Léognan whites: The classic snow day/one-pot meal is best slurped with a robust white from Pessac-Léognan to cut through the richness. Pessac-Léognan’s stony vineyards yield a rich, dry blend, perfect for a steaming bowl of soup.

Chili + Pomerol reds: Prepare for game day like a pro with spicy lamb chili, but skip the standard brews and pick up Merlot-based Bordeaux reds from Pomerol. The dark fruit fragrance and smooth tannins are tailor-made for spicy dishes.

Pot roast + Saint-Julien reds: Slow-stewed pork, like a rich, meaty Italian pork shoulder, needs equally dense and powerful wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon from the Saint-Julien region.

Lasagna + Haut-Médoc reds: Tomato-based lasagna loves a clay-soil companion, like the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet blends from Haut-Médoc.

To discover more about Bordeaux, visit Bordeaux Wines’ website and enter for a chance to win a trip to the wine country!