The Médoc Seduces French Winophiles

The French Winophiles spend the next few months in a wine-drinking, food-pairing, life-loving flâneur. Join us!

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Photo Credit: Bordeaux Wine

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

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Map credit: Bordeaux Wine

Resources to help understanding include this pronunciation guide and appellation grape varieties.

 

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

Interested in joining in? Put 10 am CDT on your calendar and pop into twitter. Hunt down the hashtag #Winophiles. Share, ask, enjoy.
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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Sitting this one out, but your post almost makes me want to change me mind…Great post. I especially like how you put what we do! Looking forward to meeting you IRL at WBC!

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    1. Jill Barth says:

      Yes, it will be my pleasure to meet you & the whole crew in person! I’m very much looking for to it!

      It’s not to late to open a bottle of Bordeaux and join in……..

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  2. Wish I could have joined you for this one but we already had in the plans a Rhone feast… which we ended with a Sauterne! Hmm when are #Winophiles doing Sauterne? PS Looking forward to meeting you at WBC16! Hope you’ll make my presentation on Sunday!

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  3. What a great post Jill! You have a way with words – what a great invite!!!!

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  4. PS, the photos is making me drool – all of my weaknesses in one neat little arrangement 🙂

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    1. Jill Barth says:

      I know, same here…. just delish!

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