Sur la Seine with Vins de Bordeaux

Wednesday, 30 July 2014


Last Tuesday I was invited along with four other bloggers and journalists, to sample wines from Vins de Bordeaux on a little boat on the Seine. Naively I thought it was going to be a big event - the last one was at le Perchoir in the 11éme, one of Paris' largest rooftop bars. I was looking for a big boat to board, but was pleasantly surprised when I looked down to the water and saw a little boat with wine, charcuterie and various snacks being laid out, and just a few passengers. So more of a private boat tour. 

Our driver took us on a round-trip from les Docks up the river to the Eiffel Tower, while we sampled different bordeaux wines; a claret, rosé and whites - a Pessac-Leognan from Le Dada de Rouillac and Graves de Vayres from Chateau Goudichaud - and heard from Nathalie of Chateau Bortinet about each variety. I'm no expert, although I do know my favourites (the alvarinho grape and wines from the Sancerre, Chablis, Bordeaux and Douro regions), but my favourite was the rose - it was crisp and refreshing, perfect for a warm summer evening on the water!

Thanks to Ylenia at Ambitieuse for taking the photo of me!
Ylenia from Ambitieuse 

4 comments :

  1. Great photos! I bet it was a fun event :)

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    1. Thanks Cristina! Thanks for your comment - it was great, although I was a little tired the next day ;) xx

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  2. Looks like so much fun. Beautiful photos! :) x

    When Laura

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  3. wish i had been there, how delightful! :)xxx moo

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