Monday, June 28, 2010

Bordeaux

Bonjour!



rosé wine from the Malesan group of wines


gray nylon bag- Tommy Hilfiger, sunglasses- H&M



sandals- Blanco


polo shirt- Lacoste, denim skirt- H&M

Last Saturday, the hubz and I went on a wine tasting trip at the Biennial Wine Festival in Bordeaux( France). Wines from the surrounding vineyards of Bordeaux and from Aquitine are being offered for tasting. You only have to pay a certain amount and they´ll give you a stub with discounts on the participating restaurants/bars and you also get to sample 13 different wines from any of the participating wine producers. As an added bonus, the stub comes with a commemorative wine glass to place your wine. ;) This year they also invited Quebec as part of the exhibition but we weren´t able to go inside their tent. I didn´t get to taste a lot of wines because it was so hot and I´m dehydrated but here are some wines that I was able to taste:

a. rosé wine ( slightly sweet and great tasting), rouge( is a bit bland to my palate) wine (from the Malesan brand)
b.excellent rouge wine(2007) from the wineries of  Saint  Emilion, Médoc and the brand Cordier(Prestige)
c. sweet and dry blanc wine from Loupiac (very sweet and it has this slightly bitter aftertaste common in dry whites)
d. the rogue Bordeaux Superieur is too strong for my liking

Anyway, so there I was tasting different kinds of wines in the 37 C heat,  not the perfect weather to do some wine tasting  activity, no? Worse, I wore black thinking that I might get some wine spilled on my top and so prevention is better than nothing. hahaha! I think it´s best to do this at night time when the temperature´s much cooler. ;)

The hubz and I are planning to stay here one weekend when it´s not too hot and visit some vineyards and wineries. What I love about Bordeaux wines is that they have this smooth taste and they´re not too strong but the hubz insist that La Rioja wines are still the best for their rich color and full bodied flavor. What can I say, he´s Spanish and he lives in a wine producing province. lol! ;)

So how did your weekend go, dears? ;)

À bientôt,

Che

17 comments:

Anita Putri said...

heloo dear, long time no see you. love you all photos here. you look fun. :) and love the sandals

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

How wonderful to be in Bordeaux at the wine festival celebrating the nectar of the gods. Love those pastries and your ethnic looking sandals. Black is not good in the scortching sun;-)

Dressing Up For Me said...

Yes, black is definitely not good under the scorching sun. I was burning! I wasn´t really prepared for the high temp, when I left my city it was 22 C and then suddenly in Bordeaux the temp skyrocketed to 37 C. Whoa! :)

cherie said...

oh wow! it's such a leisurely and i must say, luxurious trip, im so inggit! love your sandals, so colorful!

Leia said...

looks like an amazing trip!

Emilie said...

Cool pics!

michelle_ said...

these are really fabulous pics :)
so lucky to be at the wine tasting festival there at Bordeaux !

hope you've had a blast !

Leah said...

Bon jour! Kainggit ang weekend mo, I love wine tasting. Dapat nga we are headed to Napa Valley last weekend kaso di ko pa kaya. Hirap magkasakit. Have a great week ahead Che! xoxo

Marta said...

cute sandals!<3

Sovina said...

wow! those sandals are super cute..perfect for summers..love the bag too..you are looking chic!!!

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janettaylor said...

I love Ur sandals, my dear!

MarchMusings said...

Oh I'd love to do a weekend in Bordeaux. Lovely pix and love the sandals.

à la Modest said...

Tried all those different wines? Oh dear, hope you didn't get drunk! That sounds really fancy. I would've loved to have done that or just visit France! The place looks amazing. Great for a photoshoot! Unfortunately I am not cultured enough to know different types of wines, I just know red and white. Red being my most indulged because of the health benefits. Gotta learn a lot from you! :)

About your last comment: I LOVE Spanish sardines. I am getting hungry right now thinking about them!! I have on my blog a list of things I actually asked for my sis-in-law to get me in the Philippines. If I don't say what, my parents would just get me anything!

Somebody should start a Fil store in your area. It's too bad that you have to travel all the way to Madrid for Fil goods!

Oh, nice sandals :)

Castor Pollux said...

awesome photos! cool sandals you wear ;)

Castor Pollux

libys11 said...

beautiful photos!! thanks for sharing them! :D

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pensandlens said...

my weekend was amazing...I love your sandals...good thing you enjoyed yours as well...

i am so in love with your sandals...

take care love
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kirstyb said...

looks like your having fun x