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Showing posts from July, 2012

DiscoverVin: Bordeaux Dinner At Bistro Vue

Bordeaux Wine Festival 2012

The team from DiscoverVin were lucky enough to be in Bordeaux for the 2012 Fete le Vin. Held every 2 years - this year between the 28th of June and 1st July 2012 - it was a massive wine event.  Temporary marquees were constructed on the renovated quays next to the Garonne River in central Bordeaux. With a backdrop of the architectural splendour of this UNESCO world heritage city, it was a spectacular space to hold a festival. Entry was free to wander around, but in order to taste one had to buy a "tasting pass" which consisted of a booklet with a series of coupons (cost 18 euros or about $21 at the time we bought tickets). With these tickets we could get a taste of wine from each marquee, plus there were a couple of spares to enable us to get some extra tastes at our favourite stands. Each marquee showed the wines from a group of appellations e.g Médoc/HautMédoc or Saint Émilion/Pomerol. You could come and go as you pleased over 4 days. This meant, for example,  you could spend…

Bordeaux Dinner August 18th -Border Wine Room Albury

The opportunity to taste some wonderful wines from Bordeaux. 

Price includes 5 courses +tea/coffee with matched wines.

$125 per head.

Border Wine Room Dean St Albury

Saturday August 18th

Please call The Border Wine Room 02 6021 0900 to reserve your place. 

We expect this event to be a sell-out. 

For more information please call DiscoverVin 0260206016 or email to

Taste the Tour with DiscoverVin

Its that time of year again, time to enjoy the legendary Tour de France. Enjoy the sights of the racing and the stunning scenery whilst enjoying this selection of French wine. We are also pleased to partner our friends at Les Vaches du Tour for possibly the social media event of the Tour. Follow Les Vaches du Tour as they celebrate the unsung heroes of the tour. That's right, the cows! Enjoy riding our virtual peleton over the pyrenees. Enjoy the wine and food, the stunning scenery and the magnificent TV coverage of the Tour. The wines in this 6 pack are sourced from vineyards in the Pyrenees and the South West of France - regions that the 2012 Tour passes through in the third week as the battle for the yellow jersey really hots up. They represent great value for money and a great introduction to the wines of the region. And at a fraction of the price of a ticket to France!  Here is the list of wines, as matched with this years Tour stages, with some serving suggestions…

DiscoverVin sponsor Le Tour Lounge

Can Cadel back it up for  2012?

DiscoverVin is sponsoring Le Tour Lounge at  118 Oxford St, Sydney.
Shhh! Bikes along with Under New Management and Ride Magazine, official magazine for the Tour de France are organising le Tour Lounge.

For the Casual and the Committed

There will be a Projector replaying each stage during the day. Selected live stages at night. Be there on Sunday 15 July when the Tour reaches  the Pyrenees Cols.  DiscoverVin's  Taste the Tour Pack will be available for tasting and orders can be made.
Genovese Coffee available all day,  Bikes for sale and even French Classes.