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How to incite people to give blood? It’s easy draw them in with rock and roll and then offer them lunch with a glass of Bordeaux to say thank-you. That’s how we do it here in Bordeaux. The Allées de Tourny in the centre of the city was where the blood donors were yesterday – listening to local rock star Mark Brenner to get them in the mood.

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Mosimanns, the private dining club in Knightsbridge has had a Bordeaux week.

Wednesday Bordeaux Blonde presented to the winner and finalists of the IWSC independent retailer competition and Friday Alexander Van Beek and Veronique Sanders hosted a Château Giscours and Château Haut Bailly tasting dinner there.
Mr Mosimann even has his own Bordeaux label !

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The sweet wine producers of Bordeaux always tell us what a great match these wines, so often relegated to dessert, are for spicy and ‘exotic cuisine’.

Well I’m in the perfect location to find out; an Indian Buffet and yes there is a Sauternes on the wine list – and guess what? Château Sigalas Rabaud, what a well travelled wine – last seen in it’s 2002 version in Geneva, (see post on 3rd March). This time it’s a delicious 1995 and yes it does work but honestly I’m afraid to say it showed to its best advantage with the tropical fruit platter for dessert.

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Waiting for my flight at Heathrow and intrigued by the profusion of Bordeaux case ends decorating the Bridge Bar I popped in to check what surely should be an interesting wine list. It would seem however that their interest in Bordeaux is limited uniquely to interior decorating – not a Bordeaux wine in site!
However I managed to console myself on the flight with the Brio 2002, second wine of Chateau Cantenac Brown
in Margaux and such a great label. That and a quick extravagance in duty free Gucci!

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Drink Me


No this is not a shrinking Alice in Wonderland it’s Bordeaux Blonde on one of the outsized chairs at Arthurs in Geneva.

A trendy bar-restaurant with a great food and wine matching concept: over 30 wines by the glass each one recommended with a different dish, what’s more 15 of the 24 still & non fortified wines were from Bordeaux.
And the winner is …….Château Sigalas Rabaud 2002 offered with both a starter (foie gras) and dessert (Creme brule).

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Only in Gstaad

do the dogs think they are movie stars too!

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