This page offers a wide variety of articles to help you understand everything you need to know about Bordeaux wine.
If you do not know by now, after spending time reading different pages The Wine Cellar Insider, Bordeaux is the wine region that receives the most coverage. It’s not secret, that while I love, drink and own many different types of wine that are produced in a myriad of different styles, Bordeaux is my favorite wine. In fact, it was a bottle of Bordeaux that got me hooked me on wine all those years ago! I still remember that afternoon and the bottle like it was yesterday. Shortly after discovering my palate really loved the textures, aromatics and sensations provided by the best wines of Bordeaux, I began purchasing books, subscribing to magazines, joining wine tasting groups and taking wine education classes to help me know, learn, discover and understand more about Bordeaux and its wine.
In many ways, wine appreciation is quite simple. You like a wine or you don’t. At the end of the day, that is really most of what there is too know. If you’re the curious type, perhaps you begin to explore and learn more about the wine regions and the people producing the wines that move you. Hopefully, if you spend a little time looking at all the various pages and articles linked on this page, you’ll gain a better understanding about Bordeaux, the terroir and soil of Bordeaux, the various vintages and the effect on the wines and wine style, and even some of the history that helped shape Bordeaux.
Bordeaux is a massive wine region producing close to 75 million cases of wine per year! However, at The Wine Cellar Insider we probably focus on about the top 3% of all the wines produced in Bordeaux. Bordeaux comes in a myriad of styles that range from simple, easy to drink charmers to some of the most complex, age worthy and seductive wines on the planet.
There are a multitude of reasons for the diverse array of Bordeaux wines. Most of the differences start with the terroir, or the soil. You also need to factor in vintage variation, the type of grapes used, the yields, age of of the vines, vinification, vineyard management and desires of the vigneron. And that’s just for starters.
As we mentioned earlier, by reading the articles on this page that cover many of the most important topics on Bordeaux wine, hopefully you’ll discover more about why Bordeaux has been the most important, influential and collectible wine region in the world for close to 300 years.
All the Best Bordeaux Wines, Wineries and Winemakers
The Taste of Bordeaux Wine
How to Visit Bordeaux and Where to Eat and Sleep Once You are There!
Collecting and Cellaring Bordeaux Wine
How to Make Wine in Bordeaux
Bordeaux in the Marketplace Today
Problems with Bordeaux Wine
Bordeaux Wine Food Pairing with Nutritional and Health Analysis of Bordeaux Wine
Various Bordeaux Topics