Bordeauxlicious was our first group-wide wine festival, which ran from 12th September – 12th October 2014 and celebrated the very best and uncovered the most exciting wines from this most famous of wine regions. As the name suggests, we did it all with a sense of fun!
All of our UK restaurants were involved, showcasing their own favourite Bordeaux wines, from underrated whites to absolutely awesome reds from little-known but great value appellations. There were special tasting and set menus to try and one-off dishes too, like Paternoster Chophouse’s must-try Cow & Claret combo.
We had winemakers jetting over after harvest to host tastings and there were lots of fun events too like White Out at Skylon and Le Bordeaux Speed Dating at Bluebird. It all kicked off with an opening party, barbecue and Silent Disco with DJ Will B at Old Bengal Bar on Friday 12 September…
BORDEAUXLICIOUS 2014 EVENTS
OPENING PARTY – 12 Sep | Old Bengal Bar
Bordeaux BBQ & Silent Disco at our stylish East London bar.
CLARET & COCKTAILS – 15 Sep | Kensington Place
Tutored tasting of Bordeaux wines before learning how to make cocktails with wines from the region in a fun masterclass.
BORDEAUX FAVOURITES – 22 Sep | Skylon (Southbank Centre)
Skylon head sommelier Marco Marcuzzo led this tasting of his favourite Bordeaux in an event in Southbank Centre members bar.
ROTHSCHILD TASTING – 23 Sep | Le Pont de la Tour Wine Merchant
Tasting of a range of Bordeaux wines from world-renowned Rothschild estates at Le Pont de la Tour Wine Merchant.
LE SPEED DATING – 25 Sep | Bluebird
A chance to find your perfect match at this Chelsea institution with a glass of Bordeaux in hand…
BEAUTIFUL BORDEAUX – 25 Sep | Bluebird
…For those already married or coupled-up, Bluebird also ran a tasting of ‘Beautiful Bordeaux’ downstairs in the Wine Cellar.
SAUVIGNON BLANC CHALLENGE – 25-27 Sep | Le Pont de la Tour Wine Merchant
This famous wine merchant held a drop-in tasting of Bordeaux and New World Sauvignon Blanc to find out which is London’s favourite.
MAISON MILHADE TASTING – 29 Sep | Plateau
Wine tasting with Maison Milhade at Canary Wharf restaurant, Plateau.
BORDEAUX MARATHON TASTING – 02 Oct | Orrery
We took a jog through Bordeaux stopping off to try great vintages, appellations and styles, with food to match – just like the world-famous, gastronomic race.
LAFITE & MOUTON ROTHSCHILD DINNER – 07 Oct | Avenue
A special dinner with wines from the iconic châteaux to pair with a specially created menu.
HIDDEN GEMS – 07 Oct | New Street Wine Shop
A tasting of wines from lesser-known areas of Bordeaux at our trail-blazing East London wine merchant.
“FROM BORDEAUX TO BRIDLINGTON” DINNER – 09 Oct | Crafthouse (Leeds)
Bordeaux wines paired with dishes made from locally sourced produce, selected by head chef and Yorkshireman, Lee Bennett.
GREAT WHITES & MIGHTY REDS – 09 Oct | Almeida
A fun tasting of some of Almeida’s favourite Bordeaux.
FINAL WEEKEND CELEBRATION – 10 Oct | Royal Exchange
Weekend wind-down with Bordeaux wines and jazz music from The Cabernet Collective.
‘WHITE NIGHT’ – 11 Oct | Skylon
All white dinner party in Skylon’s main restaurant – guests who turned up in all white clothing received a complimentary glass of Cremant de Bordeaux and there were a range of fabulous Bordeaux white wines available at special prices to enjoy with the meal.
As ever, great quality Bordeaux wines are available to buy from the D&D Wine shop.