The following is a collection of tasting notes taken at the Masters of Wine Symposium in Bordeaux last month (see MW Symposium Bordeaux - a guide ). Most but by no means all of the wines served...
I thought it might be useful to publish a guide to our extensive coverage of the recent MW Symposium in Bordeaux. It comprised a succession of really meaty, interesting sessions with some useful...
* Thank you, Charlie Matthews of bespoke travel company Bordeaux Uncorked for reminding me that the Garonne meets the Dordogne to become the Gironde north of the city of Bordeaux, so my original...
The final Saturday afternoon session, and the last one I attended as I had to return to London early Sunday morning* was entitled 'Forging Links between Asian markets and the international wine...
I hope you are not thoroughly bored by my account of the recent Masters of Wine Symposium in Bordeaux. I found lots of interest here, including during the next session on the Saturday morning...
The second day of last week's Master of Wine Symposium in Bordeaux kicked off with a session on the emerging markets of China, Russia, Brazil and India , the so-called BRICs markets. This could...
Friday's final session was as meaty as the previous one on the merits of families versus corporations in the wine business. 'Passing the torch from one generation to another' assembled three...
A quiet tram whooshed me straight from the Hôtel de Ville lunch (I missed the symposium's lunch matching Sauternes with Chinese food at the Hôtel Mercure) to the welcome air-conditioned depths...
The second formal session of last week's MW symposium in Bordeaux gave participants a chance to compare pairs of wines from Old and New Worlds made by some of the world's best-known producers who...
Masters of Wine Symposia come along every four years or so. I have attended every one held, successively, at Oxford (1984), Cambridge and Bristol universities, Vienna and the Napa Valley. The...
Last week's Masters of Wine symposium in Bordeaux felt like a great success to me - a triumph of organisation on the part of Fiona Morrison MW (Madame Jacques 'Le Pin' Thienpont) and MW student...
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