To Bordeaux: Wine, Markets, Bicycling, and Boat Rides

Posted on: September 22nd, 2012 by

Bordeaux ChateauI’m leaving shortly on a media trip to Bordeaux sponsored by Planet Bordeaux (the Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur Vintners’ Association). This will mark my first time in Bordeaux, home of arguably the most famous, collectible, and valuable wines in the world. But this is just a fraction of the wine produced in Bordeaux. I’m looking forward to tasting a wide range of wines at a wide range of prices. (Yes, I am hoping for some rosé!) I’ll get to see where the grapes in relation to being harvested, too. And it’s not just wall-to-wall wine on this trip. As part of getting a feel for a region we’re embarking on some non-wine excursions. Like:

  • Visiting the Outdoor Market in Créon

Creon market bread

  • A Bicycle Ride Along the Roger Lapébie Bike Path.

piste-cyclable-Roger-Lapebie5

  • A Boat Ride on the Arcachon Bay

Bassin d'Arcachon depuis la Dune du Pyla / Arcachon Bay seen from Pyla's Dune

Warning: My actual experience and photos may differ from the above.

Photos courtesy sanfamedia.com, nsummer, cobanene, and laurent.breillat.

4 Responses

  1. Jameson – have a fantastic time. Bordeaux is one of my favorite cities in France; it’s a lot of fun, and the wine country is amazing. Cheers!

  2. I hope you will enjoy your visit.
    Yes the photos are representative of what you are supposed to visit. Let’s hope that the sun will be shining this week !
    Regis

    • Jameson says:

      Regis,

      Thank you; it’s going to be an exciting week. Heard some very loud thunder last night. Will take whatever sun I can get; looks like we’re in for some rain.

      Cheers,

      Jameson

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