Bordeaux Refresh

Here it is the middle of summer. What could be more refreshing than Bordeaux? At first blush, maybe not. But if you look at this lineup featuring 2 Rosés, 6 dry whites, only 3 reds (but prettier reds), and 1 very fresh-style sweet white, you might realize that Bordeaux can refresh. So please join me, Spec’s fine wine buyer Bear Dalton at 7pm on Tuesday, July 18th at the Wine School at l’Alliance Française for BORDEAUX REFRESH: A Look at the Lighter Side of Bordeaux Wines. In this seminar tasting, we’ll look at lighter and more refreshing wines from around Bordeaux that offer quality and value. Topics of discussion will include vintages, the styles of Bordeaux, and the grape varieties and techniques used to make the wines. Bread and cheese will be served. The ticket price will be donated to the Houston Area Women’s Center.

The following twelve Bordeaux wines will be served:
Pins des Dunes Rosé Bordeaux 2016
Rosé de Chevalier Bordeaux 2016
Ch. Martinon Entre Deux Mers 2015
Ch. d’Archambeau Graves Blanc 2015
Ch. Puygueraud Blanc Cote de Francs 2015
Les Charmes Godard Blance Cotes De Franc 2015
Clos Marsalette Pessac Leognan Blanc 2014
Ch. Carbonnieux Pessac Leognan Blanc 2014
Ch. Haut Vigneau Pessac Leognan Rouge 2014
Ch. Laplagnotte Bellevue St. Emilion 2014
Ch. Pontac Lynch Margaux 2013
Lions de Suduiraut Sauternes 2013

To buy your ticket, please contact Susan at 713-854-7855 or The cost of this class is a $20 donation (cash or check only please) to the Houston Area Women’s Center.

About The Houston Area Women’s Center:
For over 35 years, the Houston Area Women’s Center has worked relentlessly to help survivors affected by domestic and sexual violence build lives free from the effects of violence. Given our humble beginnings – we started with nine active volunteers answering donated phones – we are proud at how we have grown. Today, we have 115 paid staff, a counseling and administrative building, a residential shelter for 120 women and children, a state-of-the-art hotline call center and over 1,000 active volunteers.

L’Alliance Française is the French cultural center in Houston. Located at 427 Lovett Blvd., l’Alliance is on the southeast corner of Lovett and Whitney (one block south of Westheimer and two blocks east of Montrose).

If you buy a ticket and will not be able to attend, please cancel at least 24 hours before the class or you may be charged. Later cancellations will not be charged if we can fill the seat. This is often case as we regularly have waiting lists for these classes.

With almost 40 years experience in the wine business and 30 plus years experience teaching about wine, Spec’s fine wine buyer Bear Dalton is one of the top wine authorities as well as the most experienced wine educator in Texas.

2 thoughts on “Bordeaux Refresh

  1. Bear

    What do you think of the 2015 verse the 2016 Bordeaux?

    I want to take you for lunch one day and talk Bordeaux!


    Sent from my iPhone


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