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Kevin's Place: Red Bordeaux—Expensive and Confusing?Nope… Hints to “Bank” On

Kevin's Place: Red Bordeaux—Expensive and Confusing?Nope… Hints to “Bank” On | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it

Customers are afraid of the Bordeaux section because first, they figure it will be expensive, and second, they don’t understand what they are reading on the label. Have no fear. Simply put, a red Bordeaux wine is a wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France. It is the largest French wine producing area, composed of over 120,000 hectares of vineyards and producing over 700 million bottles of wine each year.


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The meassage is clear. There are many excellent and good-value small Bordeaux producers.

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Romain Vollant's curator insight, March 7, 2013 2:44 PM

Yes, Bordeaux wines are also affordable. Let's get to know more about these wines... 

Nicolle Croft's curator insight, April 24, 2013 3:16 AM

There are small independent producers making great affordable wine in Bordeaux. Don't forget them, they are the ones in the shadow of the Grand Crus that are always in the bright limelight. The Small producers are the ral authentic wine producers of Bordeaux - with stained hands and soil on their shoes!

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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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Is There a Better Way to Talk About Wine? - The New Yorker

Is There a Better Way to Talk About Wine? - The New Yorker | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Extravagant flavor descriptions have become de rigueur in the wine world, but do they have any practical value for consumers?
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A provocative piece discussing the language of wine reviews

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Your Next Lesson: White Bordeaux

Your Next Lesson: White Bordeaux | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Historically passed over for its red sibling, white Bordeaux deserves recognition for its own beauty and complexity.
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The team at DiscoverVin are big fans of the whites of Bordeaux (Chateau Olivier is one of our favourites). Learn some more in this piece by Eric Asimov in the New York Times.

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Bordeaux Is in the Midst of a Dazzling Building Boom

Bordeaux Is in the Midst of a Dazzling Building Boom | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
New constructions and exciting renovations are happening all over the sleepy wine region. Here are the five most interesting
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Bordeaux city is booming and so is wine tourism in the region..

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Parker factor gives investment market a lift and promises ‘high returns‘ – analyst report

Parker factor gives investment market a lift and promises ‘high returns‘ – analyst report | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
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Discover Vin: Undervalued French Appellations

Discover Vin: Undervalued French Appellations | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
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some thoughts on good value French wine

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Discover Vin: Vinexpo news and insights

Discover Vin: Vinexpo news and insights | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
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The latest trends from the world of wine at Vinexpo. What's in , what's struggling.

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Liv-ex releases new version of 1855 Classification

Liv-ex releases new version of 1855 Classification | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Liv-ex has published its bi-annual reworking of the 1855 classification that it first released in 2009.
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Liv-ex reworks 1855 classification based on market prices.

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Cruise: A tale of three rivers in France

Cruise: A tale of three rivers in France | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Explore the vineyards and chateaux of south-west France on a river cruise from the French city of Bordeaux
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We love this region and this is an excellent travel resource

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Online wine sales make up 5% of the market

Online wine sales make up 5% of the market | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Online wine sales accounted for a mere five percent of global sales — but are expected to rise sharply.

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Wine tourism to get more backing, says French minister - Decanter

Wine tourism to get more backing, says French minister - Decanter | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
France's foreign minister has announced he is backing a plan to help France get more visitors, pinpointing wine tourism as a key area.
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Playing to one's strength....

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Why #women are becoming the key ingredient in making and #marketing #wine

Why #women are becoming the key ingredient in making and #marketing #wine | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it

Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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A very interesting piece

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Discover Vin: The March of Organic Wine

Discover Vin: The March of Organic Wine | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
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Organic wine production continues to grow. Our list of organic producers…..

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Half of 100-point wines under £5,000

Half of 100-point wines under £5,000 | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
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Some of these not exactly cheap! Some though given their pedigree would seem a reasonable buy.

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Anson on Thursday: Miraval and the fight for #Provence

Anson on Thursday: Miraval and the fight for #Provence | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it

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Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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Jane Anson scratches beneath the hype

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International Trophy winner Red Blend under £15 - Decanter

International Trophy winner Red Blend under £15 - Decanter | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Fresh and warm, with well-judged oak bringing a little spiciness to the table, complementing earthy, smoky aromas of black cherry, herbs and liquorice. Vivid, ample, stylish and articulate, this displays lovely balance, reams of deep, juicy fruit, and a characterful, dusty finish. A simply stunning illustration of Fronton.
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Not available in UK but available in Australia!

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Bordeaux trials new varieties

Bordeaux trials new varieties | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
The effects of climate change are well known and equally their effect on certain grape varieties is well documented. The annual weather conditions that could once be relied upon for a good harvest no longer applies and nowhere more so than in cooler winemaking regions where flooding, drought and...
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Sadly Bordeaux making contingencies in the event of significant climate change

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Making Biodynamic Wine in Bordeaux

Making Biodynamic Wine in Bordeaux | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Making Biodynamic Wine in Bordeaux: Château Pontet-Canet produces lush, lively wines using biodynamic farming methods—with some help from its equine employees.
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Organic and Biodynamic wines moving into the main stream

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Discover Vin: Wine Spectator, the Dordogne and Chateau Tour de Gendres

Discover Vin: Wine Spectator, the Dordogne and Chateau Tour de Gendres | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
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Wine Spectators suggestions of 2 best wineries in Dordogne to visit

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Biodynamic Wine Dives into the Mainstream | Wine News & Features

Biodynamic Wine Dives into the Mainstream | Wine News & Features | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Biodynamic Wine Dives into the Mainstream. The sale of the Benziger brand to the makers of Franzia could give impetus to biodynamic wines.

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I think this is spot on organic and biodynamic wines are ready for prime-time 

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Grower champagnes move into the mainstream | Articles | JancisRobinson.com

Grower champagnes move into the mainstream | Articles | JancisRobinson.com | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
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not quite Bordeaux but we do love Grower Champagne

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Insider's guide to Bordeaux city - Decanter

Insider's guide to Bordeaux city - Decanter | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
The fourth generation to be involved with Château Haut-Bailly, Véronique Sanders has grown up with the city of Bordeaux as her playground. From gastronomy to music, the best views to the freshest markets, she shares with us her cultural highlights...
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A handy guide for anyone heading to Bordeaux for Vinexpo

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Anson on Thursday: What now for Bordeaux en primeur?

Anson on Thursday: What now for Bordeaux en primeur? | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
First up, you should know that most of the people that I interviewed about the fallout of Bordeaux 2014 don’t want me to name them. So you’re just going to have to trust me that these are serious players with true inside knowledge of what is going on.
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Great insights by Jane Anson on the future (or not ) of the Bordeaux en primeur system

 

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Where Bordeaux Winemakers Dine

Where Bordeaux Winemakers Dine | Wines of Bordeaux and south-west France | Scoop.it
Where Bordeaux Winemakers Dine: Five restaurants where Bordeaux’s wine crowd eats, drinks and does business.
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We'll be keeping this one for future reference!

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