The French Winophiles spend the next few months in a wine-drinking, food-pairing, life-loving flâneur. Join us!
In wine bars around the world, consumers order a glass or bottle of Bordeaux with confidence. Everyone knows that Bordeaux wines symbolize quality, pedigree, good taste and establishment.
For many, the idea of fine wine is wrapped up in price or prestige. But there are others, such as the French Winophiles, that are interested in more… this is why we dedicate an hour this Saturday, July 16, to discover the wines of The Médoc and Haut-Médoc.
The French Winophiles methods, here are the facts:
We write. Each participant sets aside a carefully crafted blog post on the region of exploration.
We drink. Most of us choose a bottle or set of bottles that represent the wines of the area.
We pair. Many of the Winophiles prep a delicious dish or meal that represents the local cuisine or appeals as a satisfying pairing.
We educate. The purpose is to learn, to widen our scope and to discover the vineyard jewels and the winemakers we need to know.
We converse. We set aside an hour on the third Saturday of each month to chat on twitter under the hashtag #Winophiles.
Over the next few months, we’ll seek the best of Bordeaux. Not simply the wines with accolades or the bottles buried precious-deep in our cellar. We’ll ask ourselves to hunt through the climate, immerse into terroir, dig through cookbooks and blogs and of course, enjoy some glorious wine from Bordeaux.
And you, reader are invited. Join us on our blogs. Forward the conversation on twitter. Do you write about wine? Participate by sharing a post about your experience with Bordeaux wine. The schedule is:
July 16th – Médoc, Haut Médoc
August 20th – St. Emilion/St. Emilion Satelites
September 17th – Graves and Entre-Deux-Mers
Here is the lineup from our talented and knowledgeable French #Winophiles:
Michelle from Rockin Red Blog shares Diving Into Bordeaux Wine with Winophiles: Medoc
Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla brings us To the Médoc with Herbed Lamb Chops
Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm presents The Ozarks meet Haut Medoc??
Christy from Confessions of a Culinary Diva goes for Banking on Bordeaux
Jeff from Food Wine Click offers us Left Bank and Lentils
Here on L’occasion, my husband and I will share Why We are Drinking Now: A Médoc Beauty