Summer School: Bordeaux 101 Meeting the Grapes

FILED UNDER: Grapes, Know Your Bordeaux, Rosé Wine, White Wine, Wine 101

Trying a new wine can be as awkward and as nerve-racking as a first date. But it doesn’t have to be. All you need is a little 411 on your potential suitor. Since it’s summer, you may be looking to … Continue reading

Perfect for Grilling Season: Chateau de Bel, Bordeaux 2009 [WINE REVIEW]

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Chateau de Bel, Bordeaux 2009 Tasting notes from our Le Wine Buff Megan Wiig: In the glass, it’s deep and dark and has the color and aromas you can expect from a rich Bordeaux. On the palate, it’s plummy, dark … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Wine: La Victoire, 2008

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La Victoire, 2008 Tasting notes from our Le Wine Buff Megan Wiig: From Cotes de Blaye – A blend of merlot and cabernet. On the nose, it’s perfumed with rose components and wonderful spice. The fruit is red: red plum, … Continue reading

“FROM BARREL TO BOTTLE” Bordeaux Right Bank Wine Tasting

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[Photos taken on Instagram] Last week we had the chance to attend the From Barrel to Bottle Tasting Event hosted by Le Cercle Rive Droite de Grands Vins de Bordeaux and Wine Enthusiast at the gorgeous French Consulate in NYC. … Continue reading

Today’s Bordeaux: Chateau de la Grave, 2010

FILED UNDER: Know Your Bordeaux, White Wine

Today’s Bordeaux: Chateau de La Grave, 2010 [70% Semillon blanc, 30% Columbard] And the tasting notes from our Le Wine Buff Megan Wiig: White wine from the appellation Cotes de Bourg, where you can find great value. No sauvignon blanc … Continue reading