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Are Bordeaux Wineries Open in August?

As many French businesses, some Bordeaux wineries are closed in August.  At the same time, many of the Bordeaux chateaux remain open for visits and tastings. In my opinion, August is a good month to visit Bordeaux wineries. You will

Can You Visit Château Margaux?

Yes, it is possible to visit Château Margaux, one of the iconic wineries of Bordeaux. While this famous first growth estate is prioritising visits by wine professionals, the lovers and collectors of Château Margaux wines can get a visit appointment

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How to Spend 4 Days in Bordeaux?

I believe there is enough to do in Bordeaux for at least 4 days.  In my opinion, 2 days is a minimum stay to explore the city and have a glimpse of the wine country.  In this article, I propose

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Médoc Wine Tasting: Best Wineries and Wine Tours

If you are planning a visit of Bordeaux wine country, you will most likely be going to the Médoc on the Left Bank or to Saint-Émilion on the Right Bank, the two most prestigious wine regions in the Bordeaux area.  

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Bordeaux Boutique Hotels Recommendations

My Bordeaux wine tour clients often ask me for the most interesting places to stay in Bordeaux.   Here are some suggestions of the boutique hotels and unique B&Bs in Bordeaux.  If you are looking to stay a couple of days

Do You Need to Rent a Car in Bordeaux?

The short answer is “no” if you stay in the city of Bordeaux. If you are staying outside of Bordeaux, it may be a good idea, as regional transportation is scarce and not easy to figure out. 
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Virtual Visit of 23 Bordeaux Chateaux

Take a virtual tour of the most interesting castles in Bordeaux. Each has a long family history and produces prestigious wines. Some of these chateaux are our favorite spots for the wine tours. … Read More

Bordeaux Wine Quiz

Do you know your Bordeaux wines? Take this 3-minute quiz. You might learn new fun facts about Bordeaux wine history. Share with friends and compare results, or solve at a wine party. … Read More

Hi, my name is Polina. I am a sommelier and a wine tour guide in Bordeaux, France.

I organize private Bordeaux wine tours.

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