Course: Bordeaux

Class 1: Bordeaux


BORDEAUX

 
Capital City

The wine region of Bordeaux takes its name from its principal city.

The city of Bordeaux is capital of a region called the Gironde, after its principal river.

 
Gentle, Fruitful Country

The Atlantic-influenced climate is mild, with occasional spring frosts and lingering Indian summers.

There are fine beaches, forests of pine and oak, fields for corn and meadows for grazing.

 
Wine Region

The vineyards are serenely beautiful. From the air, they make an intricate jigsaw puzzle, checkered with forests and towns, intersected by rivers, more than 280,000 acres in all.

Wine has been Bordeaux's lifeblood since the time of the Romans.

Over the centuries, vineyards have been planted and abandoned, grapes have come and gone, châteaus have been bought...

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