Category: Bordeaux

Live from the Wine Bloggers Conference

Live from the Wine Bloggers Conference
Hello from Charlottesville, Virginia! Home of the current North American Wine Bloggers Conference–yes, there is such a thing. This is our first trip to a WBC–and we are looking forward to meeting other bloggers, tasting new wines, and learning more about wine from Virginia. The festivities began last night at an international wine tasting event,... Read more »

Quick Hits: This Week in Wine

Quick Hits: This Week in Wine
What alcohol level do you expect in Pinot Noir? Is there one correct answer? Vineography attended a panel at an event called World of Pinot Noir that examined this topic. The panel included Jim Clendenen from Au Bon Climat, Adam Tolmach of Ojai Vineyards, Michael Browne from Kosta Browne, among others. If you have the... Read more »

He Said: Bordeaux Redux

Writing our first post got me thinking about Bordeaux quite a bit. Yes, Bordeaux has the reputation for being inflexible, but French wine, especially Bordeaux, is steeped in history and tradition.  Or, depending on how you look at it, it’s mired in it.  It is strictly controlled by the Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) system, for... Read more »
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Bordeaux: Just Your Father's Wine?

Bordeaux: Just Your Father's Wine?
Recently, New York Times wine writer, Eric Asimov, wrote an article claiming that France’s most renowned wine, Bordeaux, is losing popularity among younger drinkers. Basically, it comes down to this: cheap Bordeaux is often crap–and unless your name is Oprah, high-end Bordeaux is likely not in your budget. And the stuff in-between usually needs to... Read more »