Bordeaux

  • January 28, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Claret. Meritage. We'll be exploring the Bordeaux region.

Bordeaux is in France. It is not California. Yes, there are white Bordeaux wines, and they are not from Italy. We have had people make this mistake before. No need for a sparkler from South Africa.

Here is one exception.

You may get a blend from a different country that must include at least three grapes. Cabernet, Merlot and Cab Franc. These are a suitable substitute if you go to a wine shop and they do not know where Bordeaux is. In that case, you must not go to that wine store again.

Grenache is not grown in Bordeaux. Here are a couple suggestions:

Château Lafite-Rothschild, in the appellation Pauillac Château Margaux, in the appellation Margaux Château Latour, in the appellation Pauillac Château Haut-Brion, in the appellation Péssac-Leognan Château Mouton Rothschild, also in Pauillac.

Or Château Pétrus and Château Le Pin.

Sauternes-Barsac.

But it's up to you. I suggest that you find a friend to share the cost of a bottle. No younger than 2010.

We may have a chef that evening, so the cost will be your bottle +$15, which means you also get a sparkler and a meal, unless you bring your own appetizer.

RSVP with what you intend to bring.

If you cannot bring anything, just bring $35 will do. That covers the sparkler, appetizer, bottle and cleanup.

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  • Bruce A.

    Well done Gawain. John, your catering was delicious and very much appreciated as were Doug's insights. Can't wait for the February event!

    January 29, 2014

  • Deborah

    Lots of fun. This is the first meet up of this group that I've attended.

    January 29, 2014

  • John R.

    Awesome, had a lot of fun, was my first time.

    January 29, 2014

  • Robin

    Awesome event....so many Bordeaux selections....wonderful food accompaniments....and of course, interesting facts about many of the selections provided by the Organizers...had a great time!

    January 29, 2014

  • Kathleen

    Bordeaux is THE tasting to start a new year! Great selections this evening; thanks everyone. Gawain, congratulations on another fablous event. Always enjoy comments about wine by Jen, Doug, Cory, Tom, Dean, John, Craig, Jamie, Jairo, and Gawain of course, etc. Thanks, John, for the great cruisine; hope to see you soon again. Glad to see new members; welcome Pauline, Malcolm, etc!

    January 28, 2014

  • David

    Unfortunately I'm going to have to miss this month. Sorry for the short notice. I hope it's a great time.

    January 28, 2014

    • Jen F

      Sorry to have missed you. Was a fun event.

      January 28, 2014

  • rhonda

    I will be bringing Chateau Tayac Cuvee Labory Margaux 2009. Looking forward!

    January 28, 2014

  • Craig

    Have Bordeaux in hand but will be late if I make it all. Working out of the area for the day :-(

    January 25, 2014

    • Craig

      Will make it for sure, earlyish.

      1 · January 28, 2014

  • Diane P

    Nancy and I will share a bottle and bring something to add to the appetizers.

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will bring $35 and a smile!

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring a bottle of Bordeaux and some cheese and crackers and $15.00 for a meal if one is available.

    January 27, 2014

  • Ken D.

    Have a right bank bottle - may be a bit old, so we may need to sample quickly. Will bring $15 for your food and cleanup.

    January 27, 2014

  • Candice M.

    Sorry I have to cancel.

    January 27, 2014

  • Deborah

    Sharing the cost of a bottle with hubby (also a member).

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am bringing a friend and we will share the cost of a bottle and pay the $15 each. Thanks!

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Gawain, I will bring $35 and get there about 8:20 (if you can save your talk til then that would be great!!)

    January 23, 2014

  • Candice M.

    Bringing a white bordeaux, brand yet to be determined. Is the chef coming or should I make an app?

    January 23, 2014

  • Fiona

    Hi plan to bring the $35

    January 22, 2014

  • Kathleen

    Robin and I are bringing Chateau Hauteville, Grande Vin Bordeaux, Saint-Estephe, 2006, 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot.

    January 18, 2014

  • Renata D.

    Looking forward to meeting new people!

    January 16, 2014

  • Emily

    I will attend, and will pay the fee, rather than bring a bottle.

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How many people will be tasting the bottle I bring?

    January 15, 2014

    • gawain

      A bottle usually has enough for 24 pours.

      January 15, 2014

    • Ralph

      ... when the disappearing wine pourers are used.

      January 15, 2014

  • Jen F

    Bringing my friend Marie again and we'll likely go in together on a bottle. Not sure which one at this point.

    January 15, 2014

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