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Travel Blogs from Bordeaux
... not somewhere I’d want to spend more than a day but it has its attraction - a very old town, the centre still retains many medieval wooden houses, jutting out over cobbled streets. Additionally there’s a beautiful cathedral (1 of the 17 I’ve seen just in Europe), a few other pretty old buildings and an artisan’s district which still contains the shops of several luthiers (whom I stood and watched working on lutes and violins), so I was ...
... adventure when I landed on their doorstep.
Next stop BORDEAUX - land of wine.
4 guinea pigs.
2 cats. (one who ****** in my shoes - this incident ended our friendship)
This was my home, my French school (as a student), my English school (as a teacher), where I became a cyclist and the place that almost led me to name this blog "Fat in France" or "Big in Bordeaux". In the end ...
We left about 11.15 am today and it was 6 degrees! As we went the sun came out but it was still cold. However at about 6.00 pm it was 9 degrees. It was sun from time to time. On our way we stopped at a wine/cognac shop which was interesting but without knowledge of wine, we did not know what to buy! We bought a cake. We arrived at our BB Hotel and checked in about 4.00 pm and had a late lunch/early dinner in a steak place. Corry had sirloin and I had roast chicken. Before that ...
And of course we tried the local wines. We spent a day touring St Emilion and its surrounding vineyards. Our guide gave us all sorts of information about the wines in the Bordeaux region but in the end it was the actual drinking that educated us! Especially, as Irfhan pointed out, if you start drinking at lunch you can sample a fair number of the local wines over the course of the week. ...
... aware of how the French wine is categorized, but I had never quite caught on. I didn't realise that the wines were so region specific, to the extent that if you knew from which wine region it was, you knew exactly what type of grapes (maybe not the exact blend) but type I grapes. I am so used to it being clearly on the label what is a Shiraz and what is a merlot. Also, the French are so strict, you don't mix and match your wines and in bordeaux there are very few ...