We are back from Bordeaux-Spring Newsletter

We are back from Bordeaux where we had an amazing experience ! Come join us… Marie Kaposchyn and Harsha Chacko, partners of Bonne Cuvée Wine Tours, after visiting Bordeaux numerous times, created an itinerary that provided the foundation for understanding this historic wine region.  The plan was to select wineries and attractions in the various sub-regions that would make the days…

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The most expensive bottle never sold

The most expensive bottles of wine ever sold…..or not! One the most expensive bottles of wine ever to be sold at $156,000 was from Bordeaux, a Chateau Lafitte from1787 with the initials “Th.J”“engraved on it.  These initials matched the name of one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, and Ambassador to France, Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson lived in…

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An Easy Guide to Understanding the Basics of Wine Tasting

Here’s a quote from an expert describing a wine as, “a core that’s as soft as molten chocolate and yet a frame that’s structured as a New Yorker skyscraper”.  Wow!! The questions are how long does one have to study wine to produce such a complex evaluation and does it make any sense to 99% of people who appreciate…

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Bordeaux Wines

The Bordeaux wine region in France is one of best known of all world wine regions evoking an aura of class, quality, and longevity.  However, this is a region with a fascinating history and the ancestral home of grape varieties that are grown all over the world.  Grapevines here are reputed to have been planted by ancient Roman invaders…

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Six Tips to Help you Book the Best Flight Possible

This is probably the most nerve wracking step to take when planning your trip abroad. There are so many sites, so many options, that most people get confused and overwhelmed. Let’s simplify this process so you can get the best deal and the best experience. Simplify your task by cutting it down to easy steps. 1) Find the right…

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Must Have Tips for Your Visit to France!

  Whenever I travel to France, I feel the familiarity of home, of a comfortable place to stay for a while. For the first time traveler to this country, I understand that this takes some time  to achieve and it can be a cultural maze of customs to understand. Here are a few of  my inside tips on traveling to…

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