A Glimpse into a Bordeaux Summer

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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!

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8 Wine Gifts for the OenoDad

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 Fathers Day Bordeaux Wines

Dads come in all different styles. Luckily, so do these Father’s Day gifts for the wine loving Father in your family.

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Sauvignon Blanc Season is Back!

FILED UNDER: Grapes, Know Your Bordeaux, White Wine

 Bordeaux Wines Sauvignon Blanc

If you love nothing more than cracking open a fresh bottle of Sauvignon Blanc on a hot summer evening, you’re not alone! The crisp, dry white wine is so popular, it even has its own day.

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What is Vinexpo?

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Vinexpo Bordeaux Wines

Later this month, Bordeaux will host the wine industry’s biggest event of the year, Vinexpo. Presented in the wine capital of the world for the 18th time, Vinexpo brings together winemakers and wine professionals from around the globe for four days of tastings, exhibitions, panels and discussions.

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Since its inception in 1981, Vinexpo has been paving the way for innovation in the wine industry through research and studies. By providing a platform for industry professionals and wine lovers and makers to connect and converse, Vinexpo has become the premiere wine event of the world. This June, almost 50,000 participants from nearly 150 countries are expected to descend on Bordeaux to sample the wines of thousands of exhibitors from over 45 countries.

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Image via vinexpo.com

In addition to grand tasting tents along the Garonne River and throughout the city, the event will feature talks, dinners, awards ceremonies and network events. Of course, Bordeaux winemakers and appellations will welcome guests with open arms and play host to special events across the four days including an opening night dinner at Château Smith Haut Lafitte, a Pomerol Wine Tasting hosted by Wines of Pomerol, a Cru Bourgeois of Medoc tasting,  a presentation of the 2014 Bordeaux vintage by the Union des Grand Crus Bordeaux and much, much more.

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Image via vinexpo.com

Vinexpo and Bordeaux’s relationship extends beyond the event. Vinexpo is also a sponsor and friend of the new wine museum in Bordeaux, La Cite des Civilisations du Vin, expected to open in 2016.

For more information about the expo, visit www.vinexpo.com.