Bordeaux – France

Down to the Bordeaux region, the holidays couldn’t get better: on top of all the (wine driven) planning, we got to Saint Emilion during the “Saint-Emilion Portes ouvertes” event, the only weekend of the year where many chateaux open their doors for wine tasting and to show off their cellars.
This was a really special gift as most of the wine estates are either closed to the public or it can only be visited by appointment.

Saint Emilion itself is quite a special place: this medieval village dated from the 8th century is surrounded by vineyards, it has lots of underground galleries that work as caves for some of the best wines in the world and it is an UNESCO World Heritage site.

Walking through these ancient stone streets, exploring some tiny shops, bakeries or historical sites, the smell from the macaroon factories, the taste of the traditional dishes such as roast rabbit or duck and all the amazing wines that we tried were truly remarkable.


Small village around Bordeaux

Saint Emilion

At Le Comptoir de Genès wine bar, there is no wine list: the wines are displayed in wooden boxes all over the restaurant and you can pick your own bottle.

It is really exciting going around and reading about the wines, the Chateau and the winemakers but in case you feel lost, the staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and they will proudly assist you on the choice.

It is like going to a candy shop !!!

Le Comptoir de Genès

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    • Priscila

      Oi Cris, foi realmente magnifique! Tanto detalhe pra contar….so pra dar uma ideia, assim que chegamos em Bordeaux fomos a um organic street market em um vilarejo chamado Cadillac. O mercado rola no centro de umas muralhas medievais. Comemos Uma caixa de morangos e ficamos babando no resto dos produtos…sem palavras…

  1. Carol

    Nossa Pri, que sonho ein? Tô adorando acompanhar a viagem de vcs por aqui… 😀
    Outro dia postei um texto enorme, via iphone, mas parece que ficou perdido em algum lugar 🙁
    Não vejo a hora de ter vcs de volta pra saber todos os detalhes…com toda a experiência de wine e food que vcs estão adquirindo já tô vendo que nosso inverno vai ser D+! Hehehehe

    • Priscila

      oi Carol, que saudades ! A viagem está mesmo um sonho. Pena que já está chegando ao fim.
      To com muita saudades de cozinhar também. Já tem uns 30 dias que não chego nem perto de um fogão. Não vejo a hora de começar a praticar as receitas que estou aprendendo por aqui. O único problema é que vou precisar de cobaias pois vou entrar na dieta já já…

      Beijos!

  2. Kristie

    Hey Gorgeous,
    Sounds like you are having a ball, we had our biggest morning tea today and missed your culinary additions. Your photos are amazing – I love the food ones too. See you soon. Kristie

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