Château Panet: Developing wine tourism in Saint Emilion

Château Panet: Developing wine tourism in Saint Emilion

Saint Emilion is a significant sub-region on the right bank of Bordeaux. Some of the world’s most famous châteaux are here, producing some of the richest, most luscious red wine in the world. Top-tier properties like Château Cheval Blanc and Château Ausone are nothing short of legendary, and their three- to four-figure…

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3 Bordeaux wine jobs (that aren’t sommelier or winemaker)

3 Bordeaux wine jobs (that aren’t sommelier or winemaker)

Bordeaux is a dream destination for wine tourists, but what’s it like for wine jobs? Finding a wine job in Bordeaux is equal parts frustrating and exciting, but it’s worth taking some time first to understand the Bordeaux wine jobs market a little. My job hunt in Bordeaux had a…

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A little bit of love for Listrac-Médoc

A little bit of love for Listrac-Médoc

Some friends and I recently spent a few days exploring Bordeaux wine country. Having spent the morning at the well-known and much-loved Léoville Barton in Saint Julien, we had planned a slightly lower-key afternoon in the little, little-known commune of Listrac-Médoc. Though not exactly Bordeaux’s most glamorous spot, Listrac is…

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Léovilles & Bartons: An Irish expat visits Château Léoville Barton

Léovilles & Bartons: An Irish expat visits Château Léoville Barton

I became vaguely aware of Château Léoville Barton soon after starting my first wine job in 2012. Knowing nothing about wine and somehow caring even less, I was a natural fit for my new post managing a supermarket wine department in a fairly well-to-do north Dublin suburb. During a routine stocktake,…

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