Category Archives: Bordeaux Wine

The Fightback? Bordeaux Grand Cercle 2016

On Wednesday evening I attended the Tasting of Primeurs 2016 from the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux, thanks to an invitation from Business France, at Le Méridien Piccadilly Hotel in London. Now I’m quite sure that many readers will wonder … Continue reading

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Absolute Beginners

Some time ago I wrote a piece prompted by a comment made by Jancis on the lack of young people at the Bordeaux tastings. Now I have young people in the family, my children and their partners. Despite living in … Continue reading

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The Young Ones? Where are they?

The cliché may be that policemen are looking younger but I’m not sure that’s the case with Bordeaux drinkers. Nor Burgundy drinkers for that matter. A recent remark on Twitter by Jancis Robinson lamented the fact that there seemed to … Continue reading

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Bordeaux Part Two

You have to feel sorry for your average wine writer, shipped around the world by wine bodies or smart producers. They may not earn a fortune, but the abundant hospitality that is wine will challenge their waistlines and livers, and … Continue reading

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Bored-No! – Bordeaux Part One

It is years since I’ve set foot in the Bordeaux Region, and what was once a weekly staple has become a rarer beast at table here. But there’s no reason why there should not be room for a little more … Continue reading

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