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Exploring the good value wines of Bordeaux and the south-west of France. A bit of food and travel thrown in for good measure! In English and the occasional piece in French. www.discovervin.com.au
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Exploring French #Wine in Bordeaux: Chateau Visits, Wine Tastings and La Cite Du Vin

Exploring French #Wine in Bordeaux: Chateau Visits, Wine Tastings and La Cite Du Vin | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Bordeaux, the oldest wine producing region in the world, offers unforgettable experiences to wine lovers. Explore the different wine regions, visit chateaus and enjoy wine tastings!

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The great debate: the future of #Wine

The great debate: the future of #Wine | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
If the wine world has changed dramatically in the past decade, what does the next one hold? Our senior editorial team make their predictions.

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The Best Wines to Pair With Chinese Food

The Best Wines to Pair With Chinese Food | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
For most people, beer, not wine, is the drink of choice when it comes to Chinese. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Lettie Teague took on the vinous challenge of finding a worthy match, with surprising discoveries.
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Rosé, Beaujoulais and aromatic whites
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Jefford on Monday: The Diam corks debate - Decanter

Jefford on Monday: The Diam corks debate - Decanter | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Read this week's Jefford on Monday column on decanter.com discussing use of Diam corks by winemakers around the world, and whether Diam beats screwcap.
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Terroir and Travel in France: An Insider's Guide to Gascony

Terroir and Travel in France: An Insider's Guide to Gascony | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Long ignored by mass tourism, the tranquil region of Gascony is fast becoming France's hot new destination, as authentically farm-to-table as it gets.
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One of the most amazing regions of France. Untouristed and full of gastronomic delights. 
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The Wines of Southwest France are Dynamic, Diverse, and Delicious!

The Wines of Southwest France are Dynamic, Diverse, and Delicious! | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Fred Dex is on a mission to spread the word about the wonder of wines from the Southwest of France!
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We couldn't agree more! 
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Bordeaux 2015 vintage guide - Decanter

Bordeaux 2015 vintage guide - Decanter | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Bordeaux expert John Salvi MW takes us through the highs and lows of the 2015 vintage with his Bordeaux 2015 vintag
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Anson: Why Bordeaux stock is being held back

Anson: Why Bordeaux stock is being held back | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Châteaux have always kept some wine back for themselves. Jane Anson looks at four main reasons why Bordeaux stock is still hel

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#Burgundy and #Bordeaux / French terroir: Duelling definitions

#Burgundy and #Bordeaux / French terroir: Duelling definitions | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it

Bordeaux and Burgundy are France’s two most celebrated vineyard areas. The concept of terroir is France’s greatest single contribution to wine culture. How strange, then, that terroir is defined in a strikingly different manner in Bordeaux and Burgundy. 


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Bordeaux to become more burgundian and to concentrate on single parcels?
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Bordeaux is France's Next Great Food Destination

Bordeaux is France's Next Great Food Destination | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
The food of Bourdeaux is changing for the better.
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Why the next? Hasn't it already arrived?
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Best Eats in Bordeaux, From a Local | Chocolate & Zucchini

Best Eats in Bordeaux, From a Local | Chocolate & Zucchini | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Planning a trip to the Bordeaux wine country? Don't miss this selection of the best eats in Bordeaux to wine and dine like a local Bordelaise!
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Why Loire Valley Wines Will Ramp Up In Popularity

Why Loire Valley Wines Will Ramp Up In Popularity | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
The Loire Valley is producing exceptional quality wines you may not have expected.

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Why Biodynamic #Wine Is The Future

Why Biodynamic #Wine Is The Future | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
The trend is clear - the quality of organic and biodynamic wines will increase future sales

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Anson: The next cult wine? Petit Manseng the 'great seducer' - Decanter

Anson: The next cult wine? Petit Manseng the 'great seducer' - Decanter | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Jane Anson writes about the growing interest for Petit Manseng wines and visits a Thai winemaker in the French Pyrenees who is helping the grape t
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We love Petit Manseng. 
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Why Bordeaux Blanc Should Be A Household Wine Staple

Why Bordeaux Blanc Should Be A Household Wine Staple | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Sommelier Pouring Bordeaux Blanc at a Recent NYC Tasting. (Photo by Bordeaux Wine Council) Why have consumers generally ignored white Bordeaux? There’s a degree of absurdity to the fact that while wineries everywhere -- in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S, etc. -- strive to emulate this classic region, bottling Sauvignon Blanc [...]
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Why yield-thirsty investors are now lapping up fine #wine

Why yield-thirsty investors are now lapping up fine #wine | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
After four years of poor performance, fine wine has in 2016 returned as one of the strongest investment classes due to Brexit, low interest rates and a strong 2015 vintage.

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Bordeaux 2016's bone-dry summer | Articles | JancisRobinson.com

Bordeaux 2016's bone-dry summer | Articles | JancisRobinson.com | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
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Similar conditions to 2005 and 2010 to date
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Bordeaux: The Fallacy of Futures | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Bordeaux: The Fallacy of Futures | Wine Enthusiast Magazine | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Smart consumers should skip Bordeaux futures and buy mature wines for less.
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Bordeaux 2.0: Why France's Sleeping Beauty is a brilliant city break - Independent.ie

Bordeaux 2.0: Why France's Sleeping Beauty is a brilliant city break - Independent.ie | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
When the Green Army hits Bordeaux, they'll find a rebooted city that goes way beyond wine bores, says Jane O'Faherty.
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Anson: Bordeaux before the French Revolution - Decanter

Anson: Bordeaux before the French Revolution - Decanter | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Bordeaux French Revolution special: Jane Anson delves into archive material and gets a glimpse into the world of Bordeaux wine befor
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48 Hours in Bordeaux

48 Hours in Bordeaux | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Why go now?
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of course 48 hours is not enough!
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How to Pick the Perfect (And Most Interesting) Rosé for Summer

How to Pick the Perfect (And Most Interesting) Rosé for Summer | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
The Center for Rosé Research in Provence has cataloged approximately 140 shades of rosé. How can you ever pick?
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strike a pose! 
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Anson on Thursday: Euro 2016 and #wine in #Bordeaux

Anson on Thursday: Euro 2016 and #wine in #Bordeaux | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Jane Anson looks at the upcoming combination Euro 2016 and wine in Bordeaux, which plays host to games during the footbal

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