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More from Day 1

0.0 00 This afternoon has seen us pay our first visit to the Graves, to taste the wines of Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion. These wines were unsurprisingly good, with La Mission the most obviously and immediately pleasurable but with Haut-Brion offering a very serious wine with enormous, long term, potential. Interestingly, the second wine of […]

Day 1 so far

1.0 01 We’ve arrived safely in Bordeaux for the annual En Primeur tastings and hit the ground running with a morning sweep from a number of the Medoc’s top properties. We’ll make a more detailed report at the end of the day, but some pleasant surprises so far have included Clerc-Milon, Mouton, and Cos D’Estournel. […]

Fun with Google Earth

0.0 00 [digg=http://digg.com/food_drink/Google_Earth_map_of_Bordeaux_s_chateaux]We’ve put together a Google Earth file with the locations of Bordeaux’s leading properties (plus some of our favourite smaller châteaux), so you can get a bird’s eye view of this fascinating region. If you’ve got Google Earth installed on your computer, just download the KML file and enjoy. If you don’t have […]

Hidden Gems

0.0 00 It seems a little strange to follow Richard’s post on the extraordinary world of Bordeaux wines and their associated pomp and ceremony with a thought on slightly more ‘everyday’ wines, but I guess that, eventually, will be my point. The great thing about taking care (and seeking good advice) when buying wine is that […]