Bordeaux an iconic region of wine, history and politics made us think that Bordeaux is the most important region of wine producers and with the best wines, and is clear that we can not denied their high reputation and wine quality, but I do not think they are the best in the present, time and history is changing and we can not classify it nowadays as the best in the world.
We have climate changes, we have new theories of how to produce wine, people are trying also to approach new generations, generations that are able to know more because technology and that travel more, and speaks more languages, to resume what i want to explain is that more you know and taste more options you have to chose what is really what you like. I also think that all taste is different but when a good wine appears nobody can say that is not good.
This time I was jury at the Bordeaux Awards, great experience and nice people, From 20 wines I was choosing 3 wines that were really great with wonderful quality, and was a shame that some others were having notorious defaults anyway if organization was difficult with thousands of people all was nice including the cocktail with delicious french specialities as foie-gras and more.
"La cité du vin "
The next day I visit the wine museum « La cité du vin » . Since the beginning of my wine studies I truly believe in Art Pairing something that you can appreciate in my wine reviews and this museum is a wonderful example that wine and art are made to be together. This first temporary exposition named BISTRO! From Baudelaire to Picasso, an exposition about the liberty to express ourselves in a place and share a drink, my favorite part was the « Women in cafés » .
Women in cafés is a cultural exposition that shows how Women begin to claimed their liberty and equality because before 1920 in Europe was forbidden for women to go alone to have a drink in a public place and if they were with someone women were not allow to drink wine. I loved the way this exposition show with art the emancipation of women, finally women could go out and have the right of a glass of wine without damaging their reputation and without been taken as prostitutes.
Clos la Bohéme by Christine Nadalié
To finish this time I choose a wonderful and dynamic wine made of course by a women winemaker : Clos la Boheme by Christine Nadalié
An exceptional woman winemaker, her father was an owner of a cooperage and she decided to begin making wine, she made studies in the United States and also in Switzerland, since 2008 her wines are certified biologic and since 2009 certified Cru Bourgeois with her 3 hectares of vineyards with a gravel-sandy terroir and a lot of hard work she has as result this amazing wine winner of a Gold Medal on the Bordeaux Awards.