Bordeaux - The basics
Hi (Belgian) wine lovers,
with the great Apéro Vintage de Bordeaux events in sight in Brussels, Leuven, Antwerp and Ghent - it’s time to talk a bit more about the vineyards of Bordeaux. I know it’s a complicated region to understand, as I explained to you in a previous post (link-!), but today I am going to help you find your way around one of the worlds most known wine regions.
If you follow me on this one, you will know what to pick in the supermarket or what to order in a restaurant. And that’s pretty handy, right?
I took me a while to find an angle to unravel the mystery of the Bordeaux vineyards, but in the end I figured out it was best to talk to you with graphics. After all, writing about wine is like writing a novel. It’s a fantasy world with characters we like or dislike, with stories we can relate to, and with images we find attractive or not.
I want to show you with this infographic that every Bordeaux wine is a story. It’s a blend of different characters, different relationships between grapes - vineyards - winemakers that make each wine interesting. The power of Bordeaux is in the story it tells.
(click here for the full-size image)