“Experiments is Sweet Bordeaux”

Yesterday, Snooth.com published my article recounting a recent trip to Bordeaux. You should go over there and check it out–be sure to let me know what you think! I am not sure what they did with the title–my title was “Overcoming Skepticism in Bordeaux” which they changed to “Experiments is Sweet Bordeaux” (the fine folks at Snooth have since corrected the typo and the article now is entitled “Experiments in Sweet Bordeaux”).

They also cut the photos for various reasons, so I thought I would publish them here:

The region was absolutely stunning: medieval villages among the rolling vineyards.

There is something magical about harvest.

A “perfectly rotten” berry—it looks like I found it under my couch.

Morning mist over the river at Château Bastor-Lamontagne.

I stayed just a stone’s throw from the town of Barzac, with vineyards right across the street.

Ready to pick (and I did).

Château Guiraud and roast rabbit = Skeptic no more.

When stored properly, Sweet Bordeaux can age for decades.

Perhaps the best wines of the week.

OK, these were pretty darned good, too.

A lot of tasting going on.

Great values to be found in Loupiac.

No visit to Sauternes can be considered complete without a visit to this place: Château d’Yquem.



About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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6 Responses to “Experiments is Sweet Bordeaux”

  1. jimcaudill says:

    Nice job on the snaps!


  2. Christophe says:

    Guiraud + Fargues: spot on Jeff, they happen to be my favorites too. Incidentally a few bottles are waiting for you over here…


  3. Oz's Travels says:

    Agree good pics. I enjoy Sauternes with spicy Sichuan dishes, usually get a few interesting looks, but they pair well.


    • Oz's Travels says:

      Will see if I can convince my usual dining crowd to give the Japanese pairing ad well. We did have a Reisling dinner at Japanese restaurant and that worked well, though they were dryer Aussie style wines.


  4. They only use one stock photo and edit titles as they see fit. Publisher’s prerogative


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