The city of Bordeaux itself is architecturally fascinating. It is somewhat centrally located, with the Medoc region to its north, St Emillion to its East,...Read More
Margaux was the second AOC in the Medoc region that I visited. Though only 15 kilometers from Pauillac, the red wines of Margaux are fruitier, and more elegant.Read More
The most famous and recognizable pastry from the Bordeaux region is the Cannelé. Its unmistakable wine cork shape is undoubtedly a tribute to the livelihood of the region.Read More
The land in much of the Medoc region is not suitable for growing any crop besides "stressed" grapes which are perfect for wine-making.Read More
Bordeaux, generally, is known for its red wines. The Medoc region and Pauillac are especially known for their red wines, and some of the most famous wineries...Read More
There's so much to say about Bordeaux that I'm not sure where to begin! First things first, I'm a wine girl. That should be obvious since I'm braving freezing cold temperatures to prance around the region like it's spring. I think it's safe to say that anyone visiting the Bordeaux region in January is an oenophile (lover of wine).
My oenophilia began at age 19 when I spent the summer in Burgundy, France. Burgundy--home to the BIG red wines. My love of wine started with some serious, complex wines. However, my return to California, and the 7 subsequent years that I spent in L.A. erased my love of reds. I became a sweet white wine drinker (gasp!).
I needed to come back to the middle.
Of the many things I accomplished during my Bordeaux weekend, I have a renewed appreciation for red wine.
Viva les rouges!