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Sauternes is a famous French sweet wine. It is gold-colored and a classic dessert wine. Traditionally, it is consumed chilled and is also served as an apéritif or to accompany foie gras. The sweetness of this wine is due to the interaction of several factors, including the amount of sugar and the relative levels of […]

In the Southwest region of France called Aquitaine, bordering the largest European estuary named the Gironde, lies the small commune of Pauillac. This little community of around 5,000 people is home to one of the most highly-reputed vineyards for red wine in the country. All of 3000 acres of Pauillac vineyards are located within the […]

Pomerol (PDO)

May 5, 2015

Pomerol is a flavorful red wine from the “right bank” region of Bordeaux known as the Libournais, considered to be among the most reputable of the Bordeaux appellations. Its renown dates back to the 12th century, when the Knights Hospitaliers of the order of Saint-John of Jerusalem – the precursor to the Knights of Malta […]

Pessac-Léognan (PDO)

May 5, 2015

Pessac-Léognan is an ancient and reputable French wine-growing region that lies along the left bank of the Garonne River, just outside of the city of Bordeaux. The region, known for its diverse and high quality red and white wines, was delimited during the creation of a local winemaker’s union in 1905 but did not receive […]