Elizabeth McDermott
 
November 20, 2020 | Elizabeth McDermott

Bordeaux Bootcamp

Welcome to the B. Wise Vineyards Bordeaux River Cruise 2022 Portal! This portal features our 2020 Bordeaux Wine Series, which includes four wine video segments with special guests and experts on the wines, regions, and history of Bordeaux. We invite you to join Brion & Ronda Wise as they travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux, and tour the region on the river boat, AmaDolce. This voyage is an exclusive full-ship charter—by invitation only—for friends, family, and guests of B. Wise Vineyards and not comparable with other charters through Ama Waterways Bordeaux Cruises. Numerous special events, meals, and excursions are included in this custom itinerary, along with enhancements in food, wine, and entertainment. Your journey begins on June 16th and goes through June 23rd, 2022. Experiences with iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards, and one of a kind wine tastings are all planned for your enjoyment. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine, and food. It promises to be an unforgettable journey. For details on the cruise, including itinerary, or to book your cruise with us, Click here: toursandwine.com/brion. For up to date information and to view educational videos on the region, scroll down through the Bordeaux 2021 blog below and enjoy!

B. Wise Vineyards Bordeaux Virtual Wine Series Video 1: “Bordeaux Bootcamp”
Host: Wendy Narby

Do you want to learn what makes Bordeaux such an iconic wine region? Join wine educator Wendy Narby as she gets us started.

Bordeaux Bootcamp covers the history, the geography, the appellations, the different styles of wine produced and the classifications. It also helps you read a Bordeaux label and introduces you to wine making techniques. Leading Bordeaux wine educator, Wendy Narby, shares the information you need to know about this iconic region, a perfect introduction to Bordeaux and its wines. See the video below.

Wine Steward serving Ronda Wise in Bordeaux
Wine Steward serving Ronda Wise in Bordeaux

Bordeaux Bootcamp Host Wendy Narby
Bordeaux Bootcamp Host Wendy Narby

Time Posted: Nov 20, 2020 at 12:29 PM
Elizabeth McDermott
 
November 19, 2020 | Elizabeth McDermott

The Flavor of Bordeaux

B. Wise Vineyards Bordeaux Virtual Wine Series Video 2: “The Flavor of Bordeaux”
Host: Jeffrey Davies

Once referred to by English wine writer and wordsmith Andrew Jefford as the “Six Million Euro Man,” Jeffrey Davies is an expert on Bordeaux. He has lived, studied, and worked in Bordeaux for nearly 40 years, creating his “négociant” (wine merchant) company, Signature Selections, in 1986. He has been recognized by the world’s top wine writers for his capacity to ferret out, refine, and successfully “launch” countless Bordeaux wines from appellations both famous and less so. Together, we will celebrate old world and new world wines while focusing, in particular, on those of the Right Bank: Fronsac, Pomerol, and Saint Émilion.

For details on the 2021 B. Wise Vineyards Bordeaux River Cruise, including itinerary, or to book your cruise with us, Click here: toursandwine.com/brion

 

The Flavor of Bordeaux Host Jeffrey Davies
The Flavor of Bordeaux Host Jeffrey Davies

Time Posted: Nov 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Elizabeth McDermott
 
November 18, 2020 | Elizabeth McDermott

Revenge of the Merlot

B. Wise Vineyards Bordeaux Virtual Wine Series Video 3: “The Revenge of the Merlot”
Hosts: Paolo Zaccaria & Camilla Carrega-Bertolini

Paolo Zaccaria and Camilla Carrega-Bertolini walk you through the wines of the Bordeaux region as they discuss the flavor and taste of the different areas. Paolo Zaccaria has been a Sommelier since 1986. He teaches wine culture and tasting techniques at Gambero Rosso Academy with a special focus on French wines. Camilla holds a master’s degree in Enology, she has been a wine instructor, Wine Department Chair, and Academic Coordinator of Food and Wine Studies at Apicius-International School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy. Paolo and Camilla will both be on the B. Wise Vineyards Bordeaux River Cruise in 2021.

For details on the 2021 B. Wise Vineyards Bordeaux River Cruise, including itinerary, or to book your cruise with us, Click here: toursandwine.com/brion

 

Revenge of the Merlot Co-Host Paolo Zaccaria
Revenge of the Merlot Co-Host Paolo Zaccaria

Revenge of the Merlot Co-Host Camilla Carrega-Bertolini
Revenge of the Merlot Co-Host Camilla Carrega-Bertolini

Time Posted: Nov 18, 2020 at 3:31 PM
Elizabeth McDermott
 
November 17, 2020 | Elizabeth McDermott

B. Wise Winemaking Team

B. Wise Vineyards Bordeaux Virtual Wine Series Video 4: “B. Wise Winemaking Team”
Hosts: Colin Heinrich &
Elizabeth McDermott

Winemakers Massimo Monticelli and Julien Fayard and Master Cooper Ramiro Herrera, of the B. Wise and BRION winemaking teams, discuss how the regions of Bordeaux and French traditions have influenced our vines, wines, and barrel cooperage, a fun, and lively presentation. Colin Heinrich is the Sommelier and General Manager of B. Wise Vineyards. Elizabeth McDermott is the Director of Wine Clubs and Special Programs. 

For details on the 2022 B. Wise Vineyards Bordeaux River Cruise, including itinerary, or to book your cruise with us, Click here: toursandwine.com/brion

 

Winemakers Massimo Monticelli and Julien Fayard
Winemakers Massimo Monticelli and Julien Fayard

Master Cooper Ramiro Herrera
Master Cooper Ramiro Herrera

Time Posted: Nov 17, 2020 at 3:44 PM
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Elizabeth McDermott
Director of Wine Clubs/Special Programs
707.935.1791
elizabeth@bwisevineyards.com

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