Exploring Bordeaux

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“Bordeaux is one of the most celebrated regions of wine production in France. Most people know the classified growths of the Médoc and think Bordeaux is outside of their price point for a weeknight wine, but there are tons of values to find in this Southwest region of France. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec are the main red grapes grown here, and the side of the river that the wine region is on will determine the amount of Cabernet or Merlot in the blends. The Right Bank is known for Merlot, while the Left is known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Bordeaux also produces beautiful white wines based on Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, and Crémant, also known as “sparkling wine,” from any of these combinations. Dessert wine is also produced in regions like Sauternes and Barsac.  -Laura Maniec, MS

Event Details

During this event, we will explore the Southwest region of France. We will taste and discuss some the excellent wines of Bordeaux with a few other surprises.

$27 covers the wine expense, and you pay for your own meal. This will be a lot of fun. Each wine will be presented with detailed tasting notes and background of grape and region.



Chateau Dufilhot

Côtes de Bordeaux 2015

Chateau Dufilhot is located on the Right Bank of the Garonne River (Rive Droite) in the commune of Cadillac. The winery was started in 1832 and is mostly planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec.

Chateau La Tour

Cordouan Médoc 2014

Chateau La Tour Cordouan is located in the heart of the Médoc on the Left Bank of the river. This was the region of Bordeaux that was classified in 1855. A classic example of Left Bank Bordeaux, this is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot.

Chateau Tour Du Moulin

Les Terres Rouges Fronsac 2014

Chateau Tour Du Moulin is located on a plateau on Bordeaux's Right Bank, in the Fronsac appellation. The soil, called “les terres rouges,” is the best in the area – named for its distinct red color. This wine is 100% Merlot.

Getting There

Parking Details:
Street parking (free after 6pm) and garage across Quinn Street.
Public Transit:
4-minute walk from the Court House Metro Station or 9-minute walk from the Rosslyn Metro Station
Use Lyft and use our code: WINELOVERSGROUP to get up to $5 off your first ride.


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