While exploring France had to determine the best way to explore what was at my fingertips. Was referred by a friend to a great way to explore the city of Bordeaux and of course enjoy their great drink — Bordeaux Walking Tours. I enjoyed an afternoon exploration of the city.
Got to see the city on foot and learn about historic sites along the water and throughout the town.
Then we visited the Wine & Trade Museum.
At the end of this visit, we got to taste several French wines. We received the full rundown on history, varietal, region, etc.
(Chateau LaJarre was definitely my favorite)
After this great tasting we headed off to our next stop after learning much about wine at the museum. During our tour we learned about the Bordeaux region and how the Gironde River determines a lot of the ‘taste’ of the grapes — earthy vs fruity. Those on the Right Bank of the river tend to be fruitier, those on the Left Bank tend to be earthier.
Turns out our next stop was a blind tasting to apply what we learned about the banks.
I got 2 out of 3 right, and mostly only loved one of them, the Chateau Bardin, from the Right Side. This was such a fun way to learn more about wine and I did learn that old world wine really isn’t that bad. I can expand my horizons beyond new world.