White Wines To Get You Inspired For Spring!

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Bordeaux Spring

 

In the wake of one of the coldest winters in recent memory (at least here in New York City at Bordeaux HQ), we’re drooling at the bits for some much needed sunshine. Warmer temps mean picnics, parks and fresh, vibrant produce. It also heralds the unofficial start of white wine season. For some, that particular season never ends. But given red and white wines’ inherent characteristics and pairing profiles, its understandable that some have a seasonal preference when it comes to wine. 

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Super Bowl Sunday Wines At $10, $15 & $20

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Bordeaux Wines Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is not just for beer lovers. Wine can just as easily pair with your wings (or meatballs). Here are 3 Bordeaux wines at $10, $15 and $20 dollars that each offer a little something different. 

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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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Lobster Roll Rumble Los Angeles 2014 [EVENTS]

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Photo by Eric So

Photo by Eric So

On Friday, August 1st, Bordeaux Wines was the official wine sponsor for Tasting Table’s Annual Lobster Roll Rumble West hosted at the Cooper Design Space in Downtown Los Angeles. While French wine and American lobster rolls might not be an obvious pairing, Bordeaux’s dry white and rosé wines are the perfect compliment to this summer sandwich. Crisp, refreshing and easy to drink, value whites and rosés from the region balance the richness from mayo, acid from vinegar and pair with shellfish like a match made in heaven. 

Lobster Rumble Team

Over 1000 guests were treated to lobster rolls from 14 Los Angeles Area vendors, all battling it out for shellfish supremacy. Some of our favorites included rolls from The Taste Of Maine, Lobster Me and Cousins Maine Lobster. The Bordeaux booth was buzzing all night with Le Wine Buff, Ben Mason of Hipster Enology, dolling out knowledge on the white and rosé wines of the region. While the crowd favorite was the Dourthe La Grande Cuveé, a 2012 Bordeaux Rosé available for only $11.99, other honorable mentions included the easy drinking Chateau Ducasse Graves White ($14.99) as well as the Sauvignon Blanc lovers’ choice, Chateau L’Avocat ($14.99). By the end of the night, Cousins Maine Lobster was crowned the winner of the rumble. 

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Recreate you own rumble at home using our recipe for inspiration and paired with the wines poured exclusively at the event. Cheers! 

Lobster Roll Rumble Wine Card

 

Cool It!

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White and rosé wines are meant to be served chilled. How chilled? Like all things wine related, it boils down to preference. BUT, we suggest white and rosés from Bordeaux to be served at around 43 – 49 degrees or ‘just out of the fridge level’ cool. Why? For lighter bodied whites and rosés, particularly young value Bordeaux, wines show their best with a little chill. 

If you’re lacking time or resources, here are a few tips on how to cool off, quickly!

1. Just A Spoonful of Salt Lets the Sauvignon Blanc Go Down (Chilled)

Through the magic of science, salt speeds up cooling time. Simply rest your warm wine bottle in a bucket of ice and water and add a few tablespoons of Salt. According to Yum Sugar, “Salt reduces the freezing point of water and allows it to become colder without turning into ice, which in turn chills your wine more quickly.” Give the bottle a few spins to speed up the process. 

2. Bounty Your Bordeaux

We’re not sure why this works but we’ve tested it, and it works! Simply drench a paper towel or kitchen towel in water, wrap it around your bottle and place it in the freezer. In just under ten minutes, your white wine should be drink ready. 

3. Fruit Ice

Instead of using ice and horrifying the wine lover in your life, keep some frozen grapes or berries in your freezer to chill down your warm glass of white. 

4. Freezer Packs

If you have a freezer pack and a pitcher, you’re in luck. Make sure both tools are clean, obviously, then place the freezer pack in the pitcher. Run the bottle of wine over the pack, keeping the integrity of the wine intact and cooling down your wine to appropriate temps. 

5. Be Prepared

Given this exact issue, there are a number of products on the market that might come in handy for the future. For instance, the Corkcicle is exactly what you expect it to be, a non toxic freezer gel, shaped like an icicle that takes the hassle out of chilling wine. Or, this neoprene wine jacket that claims to chill wine in 5 minutes and keep it cool for 3 hours!

Do you have a cool wine cooling hack? Let us know in the comments section!

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