Bordeaux Life: Book Review

Exploring Wine Regions – Bordeaux, France: Discover Wine, Food, Castles and The French Way of Life, by Michael C. Higgins. Opening this brand new book, I was immediately plunged into homesickness for Bordeau...

2005 Chateau Pedesclaux

From the renowned 2005 vintage, this Fifth Growth has seen significant improvement in the past ten years as a result of a three year modernization program that began in 2004. The beginnings of the program, comb...
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Field Report: Bordeaux en Primeurs, Part 2

We arrived at the Château Figeac where the Manoncourt family has resided for centuries. A housemaid in an aproned uniform brought water, then we were left entirely alone for the better part of an hour. Until, strolling the grounds, we spied another housemaid cleaning outside, and asked her to find out what was up. It turned out our host was over at Château Cheval Blanc, having a great tasting. He arrived a few minutes later.