Category: Bordeaux Wine

No contest: Claret

With Bordeaux en primeur officially kicking off this week, our Head Chef Stewart Turner looks to Claret for seasonal inspiration “Claret” is the traditional British name for the red wine of Bordeaux. In 1154, the area of Aquitaine – a powerful dukedom that covered the whole of southwest France, including Bordeaux and La Rochelle – […]

(Don’t) blame it on the weatherman

Wine in all its guises is much more than what happens in the cellar. As Bordeaux Petits Châteaux Buyer Oli Barton discusses here, the weather can have substantial impact on a year’s work for the whole region On my recent trip to Bordeaux I uncovered how much the region’s prosperity hangs on the elements and how […]

2017 Bordeaux en primeur preview

This week we have two pieces looking at Bordeaux. In this one, Guest Blogger Ella Lister, founder of wine-lister.com gives us her overview on how the 2017 vintage is shaping up Bordeaux prices might not have been growing as quickly as those in Burgundy or Piedmont, but the region has finally overcome the spate of […]

Bordeaux 2017: a first glance

With all eyes on Bordeaux as the next en primeur vintage gears up for release, Fine Wine Buying Director and Bordeaux Buyer Max Lalondrelle reports on how things are currently looking for 2017 As a Frenchman living in the U.K now for 24 years, I am used to how much the British love to talk […]