Bordeaux Wines hit the road for UK foodie tour

28 May, 2013

Bordeaux Wines is hoping to appeal to food lovers with a series of tie-ups at UK festivals this summer.

The generic body is promoting the region's wines at the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival in June, and three Foodies Festivals in Bristol, Edinburgh and Oxford through July and August.

Wine educators Laura Clay and Charles Metcalfe will run sessions showcasing Everyday Bordeaux wines from a selection made by the Association of Wine Educators.

The wines are said to demonstrate the art of blending grapes – Cabernet and Merlot for the reds, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon for the whites – "resulting in wines of character and diversity whose subtle style makes them especially good with food".

Douglas Morton, UK consultant to the Bordeaux Wine Council, said: “We are really looking forward to touring the UK this summer to introduce wine lovers to the diverse selection of wines produced in the Bordeaux region. We will be demonstrating how Bordeaux wines can be enjoyed on many different occasions.” 




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