A Stroll Around Saint Emilion with a Visit to Les Cordeliers #Winophiles

Crémant = Methode Traditionelle from outside the Champage region. Still bubbly and delicious!

French Winophiles Highlight Crémant de Bordeaux and Other Crémant Wines
Crémant refers to any French Sparkling wine made in the Methode Traditionelle, outside the Champagne region. There are Crémant wines made all over France, such as Crémant de Bourgogne, Crémant d’Alsace, or Crémant de Loire. Our goal this month was to track down a Crémant de Bordeaux, which turned out to be quite difficult for many in our group, so we expanded to any Crémant.

Save a Link for Your Future Trip to Bordeaux
As I write this, we are in a worldwide “Stay at Home” situation under the threat of the Covid-19 Virus. There is currently no tourism in France. Perhaps to help you take your mind off these daily challenges, I can offer a bit of a daydream for your next trip to France, maybe to Bordeaux.

First Stop in Any French City or Village
Your first stop on arrival in any city or village in France should be the local tourism office. These offices are packed with information and great ideas for visitors of all interests.  Sometimes, you can order information in advance, but you should always stop in for some excellent local advice! Before your Bordeaux trip, make sure you find where the offices are in all the major areas, and don’t miss Saint Emilion on the Right Bank of the Dordogne River.

(click on any photo for a full size slide show)

Our Hike Around Saint Emilion
My adult son, Peter, and I spent the afternoon hiking all around the ancient village of Saint Emilion. Views both intimate and grand, with a few surprises.

Les Cordeliers – Crémant de Bordeaux
Les Cordeliers is a full fledged Crémant winery inside the walls of Saint Emilion. Even if you arrive after the last tour, they have a wonderful picnic area with Les Cordeliers sparkling wines and snacks available by the glass. Perfect for a post-hike apéritif! Here’s a link to their website and a map to help you find it.

Winophiles Links
Take a look below at all the great ideas for your next bottle of Crémant. Why not join in our our chat? Jump on Twitter at the #winophiles hashtag on Saturday, March 21 from 10-11am CDT.


14 Responses to “A Stroll Around Saint Emilion with a Visit to Les Cordeliers #Winophiles”
  1. culinarycam says:

    Great advice! Makes me long for some travel soon. Not likely with the world in the state that it is. But this will definitely be on my list. Thanks, Jeff.

  2. Lynn says:

    Les Cordeliers is a jewel of Saint-Emilion, especially since the remodel/overhaul. Given the present situation in France, your photos are a spring tease… and I’m thoroughly enjoying them!

  3. Let the daydreaming begin! We need this now more than ever. Is Les Cordeliers widely available in the US?

  4. What a lovely virtual trip for the afternoon! The photos are stunning and I loved that you shared the maps with us! Really….that was an afternoon getaway that I really needed. They have lovely lawnmowers too! They might double as fertilizers also right?

  5. I want to travel badly at the moment, due to the wonderful articles there were to read this month on #winophiles. I am pinning for when I actually do get to go!

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