Showing posts from August, 2012

Bordeaux Dinner at Bistro Vue

DiscoverVin hosted a wonderful Bordeaux Wine Dinner in partnership with Bistro Vue in Melbourne on Tuesday 14 August. A selection of our Bordeaux wines were expertly matched to a divine menu prepared by the uber-professional but relaxed and skilled team at Bistro Vue.

New Bordeaux Part 2

Hot on the heels of Oz Clarkes Feature article on the New Bordeaux in Decanter magazine September 2012 (and in part reproduced in our blog) comes another article on the good value for money of "New Bordeaux". 

DiscoverVin wants to bring good values and interesting wines to Australia. We can see that there is almost a mini-revolution occurring in Bordeaux with some great value wines being produced by producers sitting just outside the vineyards included in the 1855 classification system. It seems like the less well known appellations of Bordeaux are starting to get some recognition. These are wine regions held in high esteem since the time of the Romans. Taking grapes from these proven sites/terroir and using modern viticultural and winemaking techniques is leading to a surge in quality and interest amongst discerning wine lovers.

The term "New Bordeaux" is being used to encompass these "new" wine making regions and producers.
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DiscoverVin at Le Tour Lounge

Le Tour is over.   The Olympic track cycling, while exciting, lacks the French scenery and cows. DiscoverVin were happy to be involved with Le Tour Lounge in Oxford Streeet, Sydney.   This was a hub to watch the Tour de France live.  An exciting use of an otherwise vacant retail space, the lounge proved to be very popular. •Open from 11am to 2am daily. •200+ people a day through the doors •Featured on Triple J (national radio station) •Featured on National ABC news •160 or so new Facebook friends with a FB reach of over 7000 people per day •Featured on multiple bike blogs through Sydney. •Featured in “Time out” and “What’s on” in Sydney. Made the front page of the City of Sydney Website, Lord Mayor Clover Moore has been tweeting……etc DiscoverVin's "Taste of the Tour Pack" was promoted at the Lounge, through tastings and as you can see in the photos, framed as a wine of the day. The pack is still available through our shop.

New Bordeaux, Decanter, Oz Clarke and DiscoverVin

DiscoverVin has a unique range of wines from the Bordeaux region and South West of France. We are Australia's premier source of well made and value for money wines from this region. When we returned to Australia from living in Bordeaux in 2009, we realised that there were many good value wines not available-so we decided to import them! One of the things that really impressed us was that some great wines are being produced outside of the expensive Grand Cru Chateaux of the classification system established in 1855. There were many producers making "New Bordeaux"-old vineyards that were producing wines using new methods in the vineyard and in the winery. Many producers have gone or are converting to organic practises. It is almost like a massive renewal going on and there is a determination to respond to the challenge of wines from the new world. The August 2012 edition of Decanter Magazine features an article by Bordeaux expert Oz Clarke..... "The veteran wine writer a…