Category: St. Emilion

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 »

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 »