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Pauillac

Pauillac

The region of Pauillac is located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River in the area of Médoc, south of St-Estèphe, and north of St-Julien.  The region consists of approximately 2,700 acres, with several chateaux situated on a 100-foot summit.  Its 115 vineyards produce approximately 8.5 million bottles of wine annually. Wines produced in […]

St-Julien

St-Julien

  St-Julien is located between Pauillac and Margaux, on the Left Bank of the Gironde River.  Among the four best-known regions of the Médoc, St-Julien produces the smallest amount of wine— the region consists of 2,200 acres, and its 26 vineyards produce approximately 6.5 million bottles of wine yearly.  Nevertheless, St-Julien has a reputation for […]

Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan is one of two subregions within the wine region of Graves, located southeast of the city of Bordeaux along the Left Bank of the Gironde River.  Graves derives its name from the region’s extremely gravely soil.  The region is unique in that it is the only Bordeaux wine region that produces red wine, dry […]

Graves

Graves

Graves is an area located southeast of the city of Bordeaux along the Left Bank of the Gironde River.  It is comprised of two wine regions– Pessac-Léognan, and Sauternes and Barsac.  Graves is named for the region’s extremely gravely soil. It is the only area in the Bordeaux that produces red wine, dry white wine, […]

Margaux

Margaux

The region of Margaux resides northwest of the city of Bordeaux, on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, and is the furthest south of the wine regions in the Médoc area.  At 3,200 acres, Margaux is the largest of the Médoc regions, and each year it produces nearly 9.5 million bottles of wine.  The […]

Vintage Wine - How vintage wine is classified and sold

Vintage Wine – How vintage wine is classified and sold

Wine is classified by the following means: Origin Vinification Method Sweetness The word “vintage” comes from the word “vin” which means wine in French and “age” which refers to the years in which the wine was harvested. A dirty bottle stored in the basement is not always vintage wine. Wine is called vintage wine depending […]

St-Estèphe

St-Estèphe

St-Estèphe resides on the Left Bank of the Gironde River in the area of Médoc, and is the furthest north of the four best-known Left Bank regions.  The history of vine cultivation in this region dates back to Roman times, with commercial expansion occurring in the Middle Ages. Today, the vineyards of Saint-Estèphe stretch across […]

Wine for food - How to match wine to your food

Wine for food – How to match wine to your food

Whether you are having guests over or are just preparing for a family meal, it is always a treat to have wine with food. A correctly selected wine for food increases the tastes of a meal. Following are some tips to select wine for food. 1. Balance A wine that balances the flavor of the […]

Fine Wine online - Top 10 tips for buying good wine online

Fine Wine online – Top 10 tips for buying good wine online

Interested in fine wine online?  Buying wine is an art and one learns the tips and tricks to buy fine wine with time. Here are 10 tips for you if you are going to buy wine on the internet for the first time. 1. Safe payment If you want to buy wine on the internet […]