Château Margaux, located on the Left Bank of Bordeaux, is one of five first-growth estates in France’s prized Medoc region. Considered the top of its class since 1855 (and even earlier — more on that later), Margaux has captured the hearts and dollars of wine collectors for centuries. But fame didn’t exactly come easy.
In a perfect world, we’d spend every day of summer like the French do: moving slower, soaking up the sun, and, of course, savoring glass after glass of thirst-quenching white wine. While we can’t technically spend our entire summer on the luscious sands of southern France, we can drink like we do. We’ve rounded up […]
If you’re anything like us, your day needs to start with one (or a few) cups of coffee. Good coffee. Strong coffee. Because life is short — why settle for anything less, right? Our initial cups of coffee have the potential to make or break our mood, setting the tone for the rest of our […]
There’s no doubt about it: December is the month for bubbles. Between Christmas, Hanukkah, and all of our other holiday festivities, sparkles become essential during this time of year. Despite the holidays nearing their end, we’re coming up on the biggest, bubbliest weekend of them all, New Year’s Eve! We’d normally suggest that you simply drink Champagne this […]
We know what you’re thinking: What the heck is Gewürztraminer, anyway, and how in God’s name do you pronounce it? Gewürztraminer, pronounced Geh-vurtz-trah-meen-ur, is a highly aromatic white grape varietal that predominantly thrives in cooler regions. The grape has pink skin and is naturally high in sugar, which gives the wines their signature lychee and […]
Francais. The language of love; phrases of passion, words of desire and romance. Also, one of the most difficult languages to pronounce for native English speakers. Ever find yourself standing in the middle of a wine shop with zero idea of how to pronounce the words on the bottle? Fear no more!
The perception of Bordeaux in the minds of Americans today is like looking for a restaurant on Yelp. Ever filter by ’price’ when looking for a place to dine? Of course you have. As far as most of us are concerned, if wine was filtered by price, like it is on Yelp, Bordeaux would be […]