After catching up on shoutouts, talking about my debut on national TV (see this clip from The Weather Channel!), and doing our regular banter, this week we get started on the huge topic of Bordeaux.
We just scratch the surface of why Bordeaux is such a big deal, talking about:
- Stats that will explain why the area is so significant in the wine world
- The history of Bordeaux and how it became so important in wine
- The basics on geography -- the differences between the left and right banks
- A near end to Bordeaux: phylloxera and a dorky discussion of clones, grafting, and grape species