Crawling Through the Cellar at Louis Max

Moral of the Story: When your wine industry friend sets up a visit, JUMP ON IT! While planning our visit in France last fall, I contacted a couple of local Minnesota wine industry folks for any tips or visits we might make while in the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy. I didn’t hear anything back, … Continue reading

Tour and Taste at Château Phélan-Ségur

Château Phélan-Ségur

Château Phélan-Ségur During our week long visit hosted by our friends at Millesima, we were treated to a private visit at Château Phélan-Ségur in St. Estephe. Where the Heck is St. Estephe? You’ll never realize how large the Bordeaux wine region is until you have the opportunity to visit. Several hours drive from end to … Continue reading

Tour the Quaint Village of Sauternes

Sauternes Village at sunrise

The Bordeaux region is large, the village of Sauternes (namesake of the sweet wines of Bordeaux) is about an hour’s drive south from the bustling city of Bordeaux. Our Millesima hosts shipped us off to stay overnight in the village before our grand tour and tasting the next day at Chateau Suduiraut. Sauternes is one … Continue reading

Sauternes Vertical Tasting at Château Suduiraut

Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes wines

Tour and Tasting at Château Suduiraut Along with the En Primeur tastings, our Millesima hosts planned a variety of individual individual winery visits for us. We arrived bright and early one morning for a tour and vertical tasting at Château Suduiraut in Sauternes. Château Suduiraut is one of the Sauternes wineries awarded Premier Cru Classé … Continue reading

Sniff, Swirl, Sip, Spit, Repeat; A First Timer’s Bordeaux En Primeur

Bordeaux en primeur tasting

Millesima Blog Awards 2017 – En Primeur Week in Bordeaux Thanks to all you dear readers who voted, I recently went on a wine enthusiast’s dream trip: a week in Bordeaux during En Primeur. What’s En Primeur? It’s the yearly event wherein buyers and wine writers from all over the world converge on Bordeaux for … Continue reading

Preparing for Bordeaux #MillesimaBA2017

A variety of bordeaux wines

Preparing for 2016 En Primeur Week in Bordeaux The big week is coming up! Thanks to all of your votes, I’m going to the 2016 Bordeaux En Primeur Week as a guest of Millesima, along with 5 other talented bloggers from the US and Europe. Of course, before any trip, you prepare. I thought I … Continue reading

Everyday Celebration with Champagne and Curried Shrimp Salad #Winophiles

Champagne Copinet Marie paired with Curried Shrimp Salad

The Winophiles Are Always Happy for Champagne Is it possible to have too much Champagne? The #Winophiles say NO! We’re always happy to dive into that fabled region. This month we’re coming back to celebrate the region, the wines, and the foods to enjoy with Champagne. Take a look farther down in this post for … Continue reading

Going To Bordeaux!

My sincere thanks to all of you who voted for me. I won in my category, so I’ll be joining 5 other bloggers for an amazing week in Bordeaux during the “2016 En Primeur” week in early April! Look out for lots of posts about our week in this classic wine region! Save

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