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Already well-established in the Bordeaux region, enotourism is one of the driving forces behind the area’s modern, dynamic character. Incomparable experiences await you here ensuring your stay in the Bordeaux wine region is incomparable and unforgettable.

Bordeaux is astounding, astonishing, entrancing. Gourmet Bordeaux means local specialties, a vast gastronomic palette, and unparalleled wine estates. Thrilling Bordeaux bewitches visitors with fabulous new activities, an exciting nightlife and uncommon encounters. A world of tantalizing secrets, waiting to be discovered by you.

Bordeaux is a land of water. For a romantic evening with a dose of culture just set sail and relax. After wine tasting, come aboard a cruise to learn about the vineyards and soak up the refreshing ambiance of the cellars. Cocktail cruises are also a great way to explore Bordeaux and its wines, an opportunity to take a fresh look at this amazing city.

Bordeaux is in the air. Reach for the skies in a hot-air balloon and experience Bordeaux from a different perspective. What could be more exhilarating than sailing through the air, flying over the vineyards, all in the company of a winemaking aeronaut? An outing for savvy thrill seekers, it’s a chance to never come back down to earth…until the next tasting.

Bordeaux is dark and mysterious, a city with many hidden surprises by night. An adventure for the bold who want to treat themselves to an uncommon evening that embodies their passion for wine. Spend a night in a tun (a giant barrel) in the middle of a vineyard. A safe, cozy nest for a night you will never forget. If you enjoy the priceless experience of being awakened by birdsong, a Bordeaux chateau is the overnight abode for you. “Chateau,” for some, brings to mind fortresses and lords. In truth, these are elegant, hospitable mansions set deep within the vineyards. A chance to stroll amid the vines, visit the winery, and sample the house wine before enjoying dinner made with delicious local ingredients and a restful night in a room set in the heart of a vineyard. Let the spell be woven into you.

And finally, there is the elegant Bordeaux. Visit the wine storehouses; explore rooftop gardens, take in stunning views of the vineyards. See modern, innovative cellars designed by renowned architects. Awaken the mind and imagination. Learn how wine is made straight from the winemakers. Let this dynamic, surprising, bewitching, elegant region inspire you.

Exciting things are happening in Bordeaux. There is always something to discover. 

4 Bordeaux Reds To Pair With Pizza Tonight

FILED UNDER: Buying & Choosing Wine, Food and Wine Recipes, Know Your Bordeaux
Image via Evan Sung / The New York Times

Image via Evan Sung / The New York Times

Whether you’re ordering in, taking out, or pan-frying up at home (see recipe from New York Times’ Mark Bittman), we think Thursday nights are prime for pizza. And, when it comes to wine pairing, affordable, young reds are definitely the way to go. Specifically, value red Bordeaux provides the right balance of accessible structure – tannins, body – with a smooth and fruit forward finish that complements the flavor and texture of pizza. Have we inspired your Thursday dinner plans yet? 

If so, read on for 4 affordable Bordeaux reds to pair with your pizza tonight: 

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Judy Travels To Bordeaux!

FILED UNDER: Know Your Bordeaux, Travel

Bordeaux Wines Judy Main

Last year, we ran a ‘Win A Trip To Bordeaux’ sweepstakes that received hundreds of thousands of entries. At the end of the year, one lucky winner was randomly selected to take the trip of a lifetime to the most magical wine region in the world, in our humble opinion. This past summer, Judy T. of Florida, cashed in on the trip and was whisked away to France with her husband. In this guest blog, Judy enthusiastically recounts her trip for us.

All images by Judy T.

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An Insiders Look At This Year’s Bordeaux Harvest

FILED UNDER: Know Your Bordeaux

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With the majority of the Bordeaux wine region’s white grapes (for our dry whites) picked and pressed, the red grape harvest is beginning to pick up as winemakers wait in anticipation for optimal ripeness. Harvest is a truly exciting and romantic time in the region, but it also requires a tremendous amount of physical and mental energy. It’s a ritual that invokes much passion and pride from all the winemaking teams and touches just about everyone that lives in the region.

This month, we are lucky to have Bordeaux winemaker, Gavin Quinney of Chateau Bauduc, provide us with an insider look into the harvest. Read on below for our exclusive Bordeaux Harvest Report from Gavin and make sure to follow him on social media where he actively Tweets, Instagrams and Blogs, straight from the Bordeaux trenches. 

*All images provided by Gavin Quinney. 

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