Bordeaux wines

Bordeaux's Dry Whites, Evolution + Revolution with Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW

Summary:  As Market Advisor to the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) for North America, Mary is in the perfect position to provide us with an in-depth look at Bordeaux's white wines. Presenter: Mary Gorman-McAdams MW Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW is a New York based Master of Wine. She is also a businesswoman, with 17 years of experience in a range of environments from multinational corporations, to start-ups as well as Government agencies. Today Mary is Market

Bordeaux’s top wine shops

  Following on from The Wine Scholar Guild’s excellent October Bordeaux wine tour, our locally based Tour Manager, Sarah, is continuing her series of articles about travel tips to Bordeaux. This third blog looks at some of Bordeaux’s top wine-shops. Unlike many other wine regions in the world, the top Bordeaux Châteaux are often not the best place to purchase their wines: they sell mostly through the Place de Bordeaux’s wine négociants and although the Châteaux do sometimes keep back a small percentage of their wines for over the counter sales, this may not be the best place to find good prices and older vintages. So, for these wines, do look at the following wine shops.

Common Knowledge: Estuary

There have been moments in my career as a professional winophile where I’ve realized I haven’t retained a bit of information that perhaps I should have learned in grade school had I been paying attention. Everyone needs a refresher once in a while and this series of blog posts aims to fill in possible gaps of knowledge that your grade-school mind may not have realized you would use in your fabulous wine career. Estuary is a term that surfaces a lot when talking about Bordeaux. Though it is often used interchangeably with the word “river,” estuary has a very specific meaning.

Getting to Know Sweet Bordeaux with Deborah Parker Wong

Summary:  Beyond Sauternes and Barsac there are eight AOPs for Sweet Bordeaux that frame the Garonne river. Although these AOPs are neighbors, their climatic and geologic nuances result in a complex range of expressions and wine styles from Semillon, Sauvignon, and Muscadelle. Deborah will be presenting the following wines/AOPs geographically starting with the Moelleux which can be

Green Bordeaux with Jane Anson

Summary:  Bordeaux is the largest AOC quality wine region in France, and is home to some of the best known names in the world of wine. Its oceanic climate allows the grapes a long, slow growing season that delivers complexity of flavours and long ageing potential in bottle, but also poses challenges in terms of keeping the grapes healthy during the season.

Meeting of the Minds - Trends in Bordeaux

Summary: Our next Meeting of the Minds will cover the issues and challenges facing Bordeaux, France's largest AOC wine region and an area that drives the global fine wine market. Jane Anson, Bordeaux expert and author of the encyclopedic Inside Bordeaux (described as a 'category buster' by Jamie Goode and 'the most complete, up to date and scientifically accurate book on

Meeting of the Minds: Bordeaux Classifications: Asset or Liability?

Summary:  Bordeaux may serve as a general model for fine-wine regions worldwide, but one Bordeaux institution is little imitated elsewhere: its property classifications.  How and why did these come into being?  How do they differ from one another?  Is it better to leave an original classification unchanged since inception, as the 1855 classification of the

The Place de Bordeaux: How It Works, How it is Evolving with Jane Anson

Summary:  The system of buying, selling and trading Bordeaux wines through a virtual marketplace known as La Place is unusual and by turns both frustrating and effective. But how does it work, how is it changing today, and what about it is attracting more and more international wines in recent years? Presenter: Jane Anson Jane Anson has lived in Bordeaux since 2003. She is author of Inside Bordeaux (BB&R Publishing 2020, called a ‘category buster’ by Wine