Bordeaux Wine Tasting Summary

What an incredible time we had on our Bordeaux Grand Cru Harvest Tour, put on by The Bordeaux Wine Experience. Great hosts, friendly co-participants, incredible wines and an excellent learning and tasting experience. In summary of our blogs on this adventure, we tasted the following wines: Day 1: Masterclass Tasting and Wine and Cheese Dinner [Read more …]

Bordeaux Wine Experience Day 5: Right Bank

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Day 5 of our Bordeaux Grand Cru Harvest Tour, again started with our standard French breakfast of delicious croissants, yogurt and fruit at Château Coulon Laurensac. Then we boarded the bus with our host, Ronald Rens, to spend this day in the premier Right Bank districts of Saint Emilion and Pomerol, where the terroir is [Read more …]

Bordeaux Wine Experience Day 4: Southern Bordeaux: Graves and Sauternes

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Day 4 of our Bordeaux Grand Cru Harvest Tour, again started with our standard French breakfast at Château Coulon Laurensac. When the croissants are this good, how am I not going to gain weight! Then we boarded our bus along with our very knowledgeable and personable host, Ronald Rens, to take us through Pessac-Léognan in [Read more …]

Bordeaux Wine Experience Day 3: The Market, Cooking Class and Afternoon in Bordeaux

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Day 3 of our Bordeaux Grand Cru Harvest Tour with Ronald and Margaret Rens again started with breakfast at the Château Coulon Laurensac of delicious croissants, yogurt, and fruit. Today was Margaret’s turn to lead us. We boarded our bus with both Margaret and Ronald to go to the seven century-old Creon farmers’ market where [Read more …]

Bordeaux Wine Experience Day 2: The Medoc Region

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Day 2 of our Bordeaux Grand Cru Harvest Tour with our host Ronald Rens started with breakfast at the Château Coulon Laurensac of delicious croissants, yogurt, and fruit. Then we boarded our bus around 8:00 AM to begin our first full day on our tour. Today we concentrated on the wines of the Northern section [Read more …]

Bordeaux Wine Experience Day 1: Masterclass Tasting and Wine and Cheese Dinner

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Now that we were in Bordeaux and checked into Château Coulon Laurensac, and given a welcome glass of Jean Louis Ballarin Brut, AOC Crémant de Bordeaux to get our taste buds ready for wine, we were ready to start our Bordeaux Grand Cru Harvest Tour, put on by The Bordeaux Wine Experience. The tour began [Read more …]

The Bordeaux Wine Experience

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If you follow our blogs, you know we travel a lot. It becomes challenging to budget our travel dollars and do everything that we want to do. But every once in a while we decide to splurge. Our last big splurge was the International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon. What an incredible time. We walked [Read more …]

Exploring Bordeaux, France

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Bordeaux France is one of those places that we always wanted to visit, but had never made it there. On this trip to France, we planned to rectify that gaping hole in our wine education (not to speak of our appreciation) with a few days visit in September during harvest. As we searched for touring [Read more …]