Cruisin' the Crus of Bordeaux

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There is going to be some great wine in my future... I can just feel it!

As I mentioned yesterday, this week is all about getting prepared for my European journey. The excitement is almost too much to stand. As a red wine lover, there's one part of my trip that I am especially excited about. For those of you following along at home, here is what I will be up to during my stay in Bordeaux.

Day One

I'll arrive at the Bordeaux St Jean train station, grab a taxi and check into my hotel, the Bordeaux Regent. This night is for the Wine Whore and the Mrs. to enjoy on our own. Got any food suggestions?

Day Two

Today will start nice and early: 9am. For those of you who follow my tweets, you know that I LOVE to sleep in. Well, this isn't a trip to take lying down. There's way too much that I want to cram into my time in Bordeaux to waste time in bed.

The day will start at Classified Growth Chateau Haut Bailly on the left band of the River Garonne, south of Bordeaux in the commune of Pessac-L�ognan - home to all the Graves Crus Class�s.

Next stop, Medoc located on the left bank of the Gironde Estuary in Bordeaux. Lunch break and then it's off to Chateau Grand-Puy Lacoste and then Chateau Rauzan Segla in the commune of Margaux.

After all of this excitement, it's back to the hotel for an evening of food wine and whatever other trouble I can find. Oh yeah, did I mention that today will also be my birthday! Finally 30 years old... I wonder what bottle of wine I should order to celebrate. Suggestions welcomed!

Day Three

Another early morning as I head to Pomerol for a tour and tasting at Chateau Bourgneuf Vayeron where I will also have the chance to meet the one and only Mm. Vayeron. I hear she has been dying to meet the Wine Whore as much as I am excited to meet her!

From there I head to St. Emilion which has been known since Roman times for the quality of its wines. The village and vineyards of St. Emilion are classed today as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I am surprised such a famous place is allowing me to visit... I'll try to be on my best behavior but I can't promise anything.

I'll be touring around this city before I head to a tour and tasting at one of the finest chateaux of St. Emilion, Grand Cru Classe Chateau Larmande. The visit to this city will conclude with a tour and tasting at Chateau Troplong-Mondot. After a long day of much wine, I'll be let lose to explore and enjoy my last full day in Bordeaux.

Day Four
As the French say, "au revoir"! If I don't come back, you'll know that I decided to stay in Bordeaux forever... is there a French word for Wine Whore?

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Frank said...

I'm thinking you're going to make a great Clark Griswald! The trip sounds great - I've never been that far West in the country - look forward to reading about it.

The Wine Whore said...

Hello Frank!

Should be a lot of fun... "look kids! Big Ben! Parliament!" That movie still cracks me up!

See you this Thursday!


Hugues said...

Ther is no French word for Wine Whore, the literal traslation would be pejorative.
Come to see us, i'm expecting you !

Hugues said...

There are no french word for wine whore, the translation would be pejorative.
I expect you to discuss about the best translation we could find.

Carol said...

You will love Bordeaux. I can't wait to go back someday. On our honeymoon we visited Pontet-Canet, C'os d'Estournel (our favorite), Beychevelle,and Beau-sejour Becot among others. Wear comfy shoes in St. Emillion - the cobblestones can be painful on your feet. We loved pretty much everywhere we ate with one exception (in the city of Bordeaux, but I can't remember what it was). But even the not-so-good wasn't bad. Can't wait for the recap!

The Wine Whore said...

Hello Carol!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories with me... I can't wait to head over there! Everyone seems to have the same opinion: good food, great wine, excellent place!

I'll make sure to report back with my findings!


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