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Understanding Bordeaux Red Wine and How To Read the Labels

You say Left Bank, I say Right Friday night we covered red Bordeaux. I talked a lot about the wine and the region, having spent a week in the region last July and having created my own itinerary through extensive research. I am sharing information below that I didn’t have time to cover in the live tasting, but is important …

overlooking petrus
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St. Emilion and the Right Bank of Bordeaux

St. Emilion – We drove by the cutest city, all up a hill of limestone.  The ancient city still stands and it is laced with cobblestone streets and little shops and cafes.  The city is built on this limestone hill.  The area was once underneath a great sea, and so the soil is limestone with shells and fossils.  We learned …

latourcarnet
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Day 2 on the Left Bank of Bordeaux

The next morning we breakfasted and bid goodbye to Erwan, jumped in the car and headed up the Medoc towards the ocean. We arrived at Chateau Fieuzal and were greeted by Annabelle Denis, their Chargée de Communication.  Annabelle has worked at Fieuzal for years. They had sent her to intern in Napa the previous year, so her English and her …

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Day 3 and 4: Bordeaux – Left Bank – Graves, Bordeaux and Medoc

Planning:  I always do intense internet searching for any trip.  Through searching, reading about tours, blogs, trip advisor and other reviews, I found castles where anyone can spend a night and it’s reasonably priced for such a special venue. Tip:  If you email or call properties directly, often times they will give you a better rate than online.  You may …

Day 2:  Sonoma – Flanagan Winery and Riley’s Rows;
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Day 2: Sonoma – Flanagan Winery and Riley’s Rows

Day 2:  Flanagan Winery The next day we woke up early, as it was the one day we had dedicated to touring Sonoma (definitely not enough time!).  We had a special invitation from Flanagan Winery to meet up with their Director of Business Development & Hospitality, Sarah Kelley, and their Owner, Eric Flanagan.  We didn’t realize that we were in …