Don’t let the idea that this region is the center of the fine world throw you off. Let’s make Bordeaux easy and fun from the get go, case in point it is a great wine to go with burgers, yes, grilling in the backyard burgers, see this is going well already.
Also, there are not a lot of “rules” to making the most of your glass, but here are a few quick suggestions.
- Whether it is crystal or crystal-like, a decanter is great for wine. For young wines pour the wine in and really let it slosh around, the air will soften the tannins and aromas. Older wines you will want to handle with a bit more care and pour slowly down the side of the decanter.
- A simple all purpose wine glass will do the trick for any red or white Bordeaux. Wider at the bowl of with a slight curve inward towards the top. Your choice of whether you prefer a stem or not, just keep in mind your hands on a stemless glass will warm your wine quicker.
- Speaking of temperature, the general rule is the lighter the wine the colder it should be. White wine is best between 45°-50°, just a few degrees above your standard fridge temperature. Room temperature or warm wines can seem too alcoholic, you will want to pour your reds between 60°-65°.
Now, most importantly, here are some of the best values in Bordeaux available right now at your local store:
Chateau de Carolle Blanc Graves 2015, $13.95
Chateau la Branne Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2014, $16.95
Chateau Roquetaillade la Grange Graves Rouge 2009, $21.95
Clos des Grands Moines Lalande-de-Pomerol 2014, $21.95
Chateau Vieux Barrail Puisseguin-Saint-Emilon 2014, $17.95
These are just a few of many Bordeaux wines now available showing off the unbelievable value and affordability. Stop in and ask one of our Wine Partners to take you on a tour of all of the fantastic Bordeaux wines we have available.