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Despite the commoditization and very high prices of some Bordeaux, there remains a level of winemaking and perfect matching of grape with soil and climate that sustains its importance and relevance in today's fine wine world.
There is so much to see, do, drink and eat in France's famed Aquitaine Region, so this time I decided to go with a theme and check out some of the new unique winemaking experiences that are now being offered in Bordeaux and throughout the region.
The news this week that we can expect a world wine drought on the back of 2012's inclement weather would have obviously brought an initial feeling of dismay to many who like a glass or two of good plonk.
A region that has long made high-quality, ageworthy wines that, with a few decades on them, are very reminiscent of fine old Barolos and Bordeaux is Rioja -- Spain's illustrious red wine-producing region.
These little gems of discovery are often what most wine directors and sommeliers have always valued the most, and when they speak about their own drinking habits, these are the wines they share with one another.
Intrigued by the various groupings and towns within each wine region in France, Dr. David Gissen, an architectural historian and imaginative wine buff, decided to collect each one together as if they were train stops on the Paris Metro.