Category: Bordeaux

15

Apr 2019

Best Bordeaux Domaine de l’A 2014

Best Bordeaux Domaine de l’A 2014

For a long time I thought I should always wait at least 10 years of ageing to enjoy a great Bordeaux wine.10 years to let tannins and oakiness flavors to merge together with the wines to make them at their best! Well, a recent experience showed me that everything is possible! Even when it comes to Bordeaux wines! […]

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23

Jan 2017

Pairing ceviche – Wine&Food

#Bordeaux #white wine #wine and food
Pairing ceviche – Wine&Food

Interview with Chef Marco Paz At Millesiwine, we love ceviche. Ceviche is a famous dish from South and Central America, made of raw fish, cooked in a lime-based seasoning. One of our best ceviche is prepared by Chef Marco Paz. Marco is from Mexico and offers a fusion cuisine of both Mexican and French food in Paris […]

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4

Jan 2017

When Decanting Wine

#Bordeaux #burgundy #Rhône Valley
When Decanting Wine

Wines showing important deposit are better served after being decanted. The deposit is formed during the ageing process of many red wines, especially those with high tannins : Bordeaux best Cabernet Sauvignons for instance. Some young wines also benefit from the aeration that occurs by being decanted, though this can be done easily by swirling the […]

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23

Jul 2016

Tricks for ageing wine

#Bordeaux #burgundy #Grands Crus
Tricks for ageing wine

« Time will kill a wine but is also necessary to make it great ! » Therefore, what is happening inside a bottle of wine during a long stay in the darkness of a wine cellar? Interaction between oxygen and wine is key to understand wine ageing. As Benjamin Wallace says in his great book « Billionnaire’s vinegar » : « Simple […]

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20

Aug 2015

Meaning of Cru on French labels

#Alsace #Bordeaux #burgundy #Grand Cru #Premier Cru
Meaning of Cru on French labels

While reading French Wine labels, you might come across with particular words or notations of major importance. For instance Premier Cru or Grand Cru. So what does Cru mean? In the following video, we explain the meaning of the word “Cru“. This word mostly appears on labels of Burgundy, Alsace or Bordeaux wines. Cheers!

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29

Jun 2015

How to choose your wine in a French restaurant

#Beaujolais #Bordeaux #burgundy #Loire valley #pinot noir
How to choose your wine in a French restaurant

In most French restaurants, the wine list is categorised by French wine regions : the Loire valley, Burgundy, the Rhône valley, Bordeaux etc… Depending on the kind and style of wine you are looking for, knowing the basics of these different regions would be a great help. You will find below a few situations you might come […]

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5

Jun 2015

The 3 essential French dessert wines

#Alsace #Bordeaux #Botrytised #Loire valley #Maury #Roussillon
The 3 essential French dessert wines

The French don’t drink a lot of dessert wines. Some people like them as an « apéritif » before starting Lunch or dinner, or for special occasions : a great way to pair the traditional foie gras, for Christmas or New Year’s eve. Therefore, the word « dessert » is maybe not the most appropriate […]

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16

Mar 2015

Bordeaux Primeurs

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Bordeaux Primeurs

Have you ever heard about the Bordeaux Primeurs sale? This event occurs every year and is an important moment in the annual wine business calendar for Bordeaux wines. The Primeurs sale is the commercialisation of Bordeaux « Grands Crus » wines, five or six months after the time of the last harvest. The wines bought are […]

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4

Nov 2014

The French Cabs in your glass!

#Bordeaux #cabernet franc #cabernet sauvignon #Chinon #Loire valley
The French Cabs in your glass!

Coming to France and ordering a glass of Cab may be confusing. You could be served a light and fruity red young wine, or something completely different in style : dark red, spicy, and high tannins wine. The French grow two cab varieties : the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Franc. Today, Cabernet Sauvignon is […]

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8

Jul 2014

Wines for giants ?

Wines for giants ?

Wines for giants ? Have you ever heard strange words like Jéroboam or Salmanazar ? Well, they are not magical formulae pronounced by some eccentric sommelier. You might have already seen these huge bottles of wine, standing up on the floor of wineries or raised in the air and opened by winners of sport tournaments. These strange words […]

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