Bordeaux devises ingenious ways to cope with a string of crises
Over the past few years, Bordeaux has had to contend with numerous challenges, ranging from ‘Bordeaux bashing’ in France to climate change, Brexit, the political crisis in Hong Kong, Trump taxes and the global pandemic. More than any other wine region, Bordeaux is France’s vinous showcase around the world, so how are markets performing in 2021 and what solutions have been devised to cope with these issues? To find out the real consequences of this string of crises, we interviewed a number of industry players. Here’s what they told us.
Smoked Salmon Avocado Verrines
Why not try a forthright Blanc de Blancs Champagne with floral and fresh hazelnut notes to accompany this appetiser?
Fig and Savoy Emmental Salad
After some festive spirit, there is nothing nicer than a refreshing salad to accompany this dry white wine with its subtle nose of white fruits and trace of citrus.
Almond Fondant Cake
Combine sparkling wines and sugary indulgence with this gourmet recipe! This fresh Champagne with its delicate nose, white flower perfume and mineral note makes the ideal companion for this dessert.
The Heart and Soul of Cape Wine
Boasting a 350-year history of brandy production and a wealth of award-winning brands, South Africa’s premium distillers are confident that Cape Brandy can finally emerge from the shadow of Cognac.
Teriyaki Chicken and Pinot Gris
A Japanese dish and a dry Alsace white wine with an expressive nose of stone fruits and a spicy note create a full-flavoured pairing!
A Vouvray for a beautiful, fresh seasonal salad
Let’s get cooking! So what should we have today with a mushroom salad? This recipe combines seasonal mushrooms with a wine from the Loire Valley – Vouvray, but beware this is dry Vouvray! Often drunk in its sparkling version, the Vouvray appellation also offers still wines that are a treat for the taste buds.