June 2024


World Environment Day, celebrated every year on June 5th, is a global event dedicated to raising awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Established in 1973 by the United Nations, it has grown into a significant platform where individuals, communities, organizations, and governments come together to discuss and promote environmental sustainability. The day highlights critical issues such as ocean pollution, overpopulation, global warming, and biodiversity conservation. Bordeaux with Elodie places a strong emphasis on environmental challenges. In this article, you'll discover what World Environment Day is and discover a vegan wine alternative. How Did It Start and Why Is It Important? The origins of World Environment Day trace

It would be natural to assume that all wines are vegan because they’re produced from grapes. Don’t be so certain. In this article, you’ll be discovering why all wines aren’t vegan.  Before bottling, they’re pressed into juice; that juice also contains seeds, yeast and skins from the fruit that can work their way into the wine bottle and lead to sediments, making the wine appear hazy. Since most wine enthusiasts like their glasses clear of any sediments, the winemaker has to “clarify” the wine.  What Happens During Fining ? Winemakers use fining agents; the fining agent acts like a magnet, it  attracts the sediments left in the juice after the final

With the warm summer breeze approaching, it's time to explore Bordeaux wines and their ideal springtime matches. Bordeaux has exceptional vineyards and diverse appellations, offering wines that perfectly complement spring dishes. Here are four Bordeaux appellation wine and food pairings to make your spring feast memorable. Starter : Spring Pea and feta dip paired with a Crémant de Bordeaux  This delightful starter presents a refreshing, zesty, and spring-inspired dip that's a breeze to whip up. Ideal for soaking up the sun with a glass of Crément de Bordeaux in hand, this pea and feta dip embodies the essence of effortless springtime cuisine. Let's make this easy peasy! We're talking about a

Since the 18th century, the flourishing trade between Bordeaux and the British Isles and Irish families have played a part in the prestige of the Bordeaux vineyards. On the occasion of Saint Patrick's Day, we’ll be introducing in this article, three estates that have been founded or are currently owned by Irish families. Phélan Ségur The origins and the name of this estate in the Saint-Estèphe appellation trace back to the late 18th century. Bernard O’Phelan, a young wine merchant from central Ireland, was among the many Britons settling in Bordeaux for business. There, he met and married the daughter of Daniel Guestier, a famous merchant. With his expertise and

Winemaking is a complex process involving various factors influencing the taste, aroma, and structure of the final product. Many elements contribute to those factors, one of them is the use of oak.  Oak barrels are commonly used in winemaking to impart unique flavors and enhance the aging process. In this article, you’ll discover more about this aging process. The Birth of Oak-Aged Wines This aging practice has been around for centuries. Originally Romans used oak-barrels as storage and transportation for wine. They then realized that oak barrels imparted new qualities to the wine. Thanks to the contact of wood, the wine became softer and smoother, and some of them were even