Eat, drink and sleep: Bordeaux (part three)

It would be strange for us to offer a guide to Bordeaux without concentrating rather heavily on the all-important sustenance. In the third instalment of our guide, Philip Moulin focuses on exactly that, reeling off recommendations for superlative eating and drinking in Bordeaux. Eating and drinking well in Bordeaux is something locals almost seem to […]

Eat, drink and sleep: Bordeaux (part two)

In the second part of our guide to Bordeaux, Philip Moulin offers guidance on where to stay, listing the best spots around the region, whether you seek pure luxury or more minimal accommodation. Bordeaux is not short of places to stay, from charming chambres d’hôtes surrounded by vineyards to world-class luxury hotels, you will be […]

Eat, drink and sleep: Bordeaux (part one)

With the flights booked, bags packed and fluoride at the ready, our team is prepped for a week tasting Bordeaux 2015 en primeur. Over the next couple of weeks, Philip Moulin will be offering tips and tricks on preparing your own trip to the area – from the best picnic spot to the perfect place […]

A Parker-less en primeur (part two)

Following the release of Neal Martin’s report on 2014 Bordeaux, Philip Moulin considers whether Robert Parker’s successor elicits equivalent excitement, or if oenophiles will continue to look to the original 100-point critic. Last Thursday evening, just as most of the UK wine trade were considering their commute home, Neal Martin’s appraisal of the 2014 Bordeaux […]