Tag: Bordeaux


On Bordeaux and that Moment When…

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a Bordeaux tasting focused on the Right Bank, specifically the Grande Cru Classes of Saint-Emilion.  The room was a familiar one, Terra, located South of Market right near the Freeway, a place that frequently hosts tastings. The last time I was there I had the enviable task of exploring Italian wines.

The room looked exactly the same – a barebones layout with two small but heaven-sent cheese stations.  I approached my taste with my usual combination of curiosity and glee, asking the representatives to share stories of the wines. Many of the ...

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WHAT DOES WINE TASTING HAVE TO DO WITH COMMUNITY?

Everything. Wine tastes better when you are in the company of new or old friends. Sounds hokey but it’s true because tasting wine is more than an act, it is an experience.

Last Saturday I attended a Bordeaux tasting at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants on a freakishly sunny and warm day – the tasting was on the patio of the café next door, Bartavelle. I tasted solo and so took a breath, slowed down and embarked on tasting. Standing at the bar, I was taking notes when someone from a large group of women, also at the bar, spoke. “I ...

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