Tag Archives: Bordeaux

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I’m a Brownie

I have always been a fan of Château Brown over the years, and it isn’t entirely down to its winemaker and part-owner, Jean-Christophe Mau. The white and rosé  have particularly stood out, quite possibly because there are fewer opportunities for comparison with other Bordeaux châteaux.  The region only produces a total of about 9% of […]

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1980s Bordeaux

This was a tasting to live long in the memory. All the wines were tasted blind and included in each flight a wine from 1982, 1985, 1988 and 1989 though not necessarily in that order.  The Grand Cru Classé wines certainly stood out, and generally the better the cru, the better the wine, which really […]

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Olivier Dauga – The Maker of Wine

Olivier Dauga is memorable. He owns a natty line in loud shirts. Also in jackets, shoes and glasses. He’s striking though doesn’t immediately strike you as a rugby player, as he once was, or a wine-maker as he is now. He calls himself Le Faiseur de Vin, an arresting moniker, fully fitting with his fashion […]

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Sauternes – have yourself a sweet Christmas

Dessert wine isn’t just for Christmas which seems an awful shame if the other 50 odd weeks in the year are sweet wine free. All those sensuous opportunities of palate-heaven missed. All those crumbles and crème brulées, those apple tarts and pecan pies consumed with no glorious golden liquid accessory. As you might expect, a […]

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Radio WM Bordeaux Week

Dourthe No.1 2015 12%                                                                         The Wine Society £8.50 A Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux is more delicate than some of […]

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Bordeaux Bargains for Christmas

If you are already thinking about your Christmas drinking or Christmas presents, or both, you may find these amazing Bordeaux bargains from Tesco Wine by the Case worth taking advantage of. All 5 are from top vintages, 2009 and 2010, can be drunk now but will also keep for several years and at these reduced prices deliver […]

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A Bit of Bordeaux Blanc

Bordeaux is all about red wine. Claret. Médoc. St. Emillion. Expensive Crus Classés. But actually there is so much more to Bordeaux than that. 88% is indeed red wine but that means that 12% is not. There’s a titchy bit of rosé made and some of the best sweet white wines in the world come from […]

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Bordeaux Bargains

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that we at BYWine are fans of Bordeaux wine so when we see a good selection well-priced with a discount then we are keen to share it. The Central England Co-operative currently has 15% off when you buy four bottles – promoted as We Like Wine – and the following […]

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Baldon meets Bordeaux

I present Bordeaux tastings all the time but this one, in Baldon Oxfordshire, stood out. We weren’t tasting first growths, or indeed any growths. It was a tasting of Everyday Bordeaux – not a great term really, meaning that the wines are affordable, but I tell you what, I would be happy to drink any one of […]