Bordeaux

Bordeaux And Biryani: French Winemakers And Indian Chefs Are The Hot New Couple

Here's proof that this pairing has legs
May 14, 2014 3:00 pm

Put down the Kingfisher and take-out chicken tikka masala and listen up: Bordeaux wines are the new pairing for biryanis, curries, elevated takes on street food and more. When master winemakers and world-ranked chefs team up to launch the most famous bottles around in a brand-new consumer market thirsty for fine wine, the impossible suddenly becomes a very good idea.

Around The World In 80 Wine Varietals: Cabernet Franc

The "other" Cab is the hot goth chick at the prom
Feb 12, 2014 3:00 pm

In Around The World In 80 Wine Varietals, contributor Chantal Martineau unearths how a particular grape drinks differently around the globe. Next up is Cabernet Franc, the "other" Cabernet. Read on.

Food News: Friday “Steak Night” At The White House, Global Warming Hits Bordeaux

Plus meat fraud in China & the rise of chickpeas
May 10, 2013 9:01 am
Steak

Anti-obesity campaign. Check. Food fraud in China. Check. The Obamas’ wax lyrical about steak. Check. It’s another week in food politics. Read more after the jump.

Sauternes, The Fine Sweet Wine Of Bordeaux

If the grapes aren’t rotten, they don’t want them
Jun 4, 2012 2:01 pm
Noble Rot

Find out why moldy grapes are a good thing when it comes to Sauternes wine.

French Wine 101

A beginner's guide to buying & drinking French wine
Jul 12, 2011 5:57 pm
photo: rosswebsdale on Flickr

When it comes to wine skeptics, the most common fear is undoubtedly rooted somewhere in the French aisle. American wines aim to be consumer-friendly. Not so much when it comes to France. The labels are tricky, the prices steep and for new wine drinkers, terroir can be an acquired taste. Learning to love French wine is easy, it’s understanding it that can be a...

Can Bordeaux Go Biodynamic?

The legendary French wine region gets au naturel
Jun 13, 2011 9:46 am

According to most wine critics, bottles from Bordeaux, France, can’t be beat — at least in terms of quality. The price per bottle is another matter, when you look at pricey vintages from Château Margaux or Château Lafite Rothschild, although more affordable options are making their way across the Atlantic Ocean to America. Whole Foods Market sells several Bordeaux...

Bordeaux à la Japonaise

Doing the French Wine Tour the Japanese way
May 18, 2011 4:15 pm

As a wine lover who, admittedly, has never quite related to Bordeaux, with its showy chateaux and high-priced bottles, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I could love it. And all it took was an introduction to Tadashi Agi, anime author.

Throughout Asia, wine lovers over the last several years have chosen what to buy and drink based on what the...

5 Wines Fit for a Royal Wedding

A look at the royal blood line of grapes
Apr 28, 2011 1:08 pm
Photo: Norman27 on Flickr

No one knows whether Will & Kate will be pouring French Champagne or the English sparkler that's been forecast for this Friday's big wedding bash. No matter what fills their glasses it's sure to be a top seller shortly after. You see, the price of wine isn't always indicated by quality. Quality may play a part, but popularity and availability also weigh in on...

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