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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 […]

Médoc

Médoc

The area of Médoc is located along the Left Bank of the Gironde River, and stretches across 50 miles between the city of Bordeaux and the Atlantic Ocean. It includes the wine regions of St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Julien, and Margaux.  Haut Médoc is the name given to the southern section of the Médoc. Haut Médoc is […]

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 […]

Pomerol

Pomerol

The region of Pomerol resides on the Right Bank of the Dordogne River, nearby St-Emilion, and is the smallest of the most famous Bordeaux regions.  Its vineyards cover less than 2,000 acres, producing approximately 5.3 million bottles annually.  Despite its size, Pomerol enjoys a reputation for producing some of the highest quality red wines in […]

Sauternes and Barsac

Sauternes and Barsac

Sauternes and Barsac, one of two subregions within the encompassing wine region of Graves, resides on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, south of the city of Bordeaux. The subregion is approximately 4,500 acres, producing 4.5 million bottles, on average, yearly.  Sauternes and Barsac is famous internationally for its desert wines, which are powerful, […]

Saint-Émilion

Saint-Émilion

Saint-Émilon is located on the Right Bank of the Dordogne River, east of Pomerol, and is the largest of the Bordeaux wine regions.  Its vineyards stretch across approximately 13,000 acres, representing 6% of the overall vineyards of the Bordeaux.  Annually, the region produces 36 million bottles of wine. Saint-Émilion produces exclusively red wine, which is […]

The Left Bank

The Left Bank

Left Bank refers to the west bank of the Gironde River, and is one of 2 major areas of the Bordeaux (the other being the Right Bank).  The most famous wine regions within the Left Bank area are St-Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux.  The area also includes the Médoc appellations.  A forest encompasses the […]

Buying Wine Online - Common scams and how to avoid them

Buying Wine Online – Common scams and how to avoid them

Wine is one of the most traded things on the internet and if you are lucky enough, you can find yourself a great deal. However, one has to be careful while buying wine on the internet. Following are some of the things you should do while buying wine online. 1. Escrow is the best option […]