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Visiting Bordeaux | Travel Tips

May 31st 2019

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There are a whole host of good reasons to visit Bordeaux – fabulous architecture, half the city’s grand buildings are UNESCO listed; the world’s largest reflecting water mirror at the Place de la Bourse; the spectacular Cité de Vin museum; a seemingly infinite choice of restaurants, from the staunchly traditional to the uber-experimental; a burgeoning art scene, from myriad small galleries to the fabulous Museum of Decorative Arts & Design; excellent shopping, from high fashion to famous fleamarkets; stunning St Emilion – to name a few. But for us, of course, it is all about the wine.

Spotlight on Brunello di Montalcino

February 28th 2019

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At Goedhuis & Co we have witnessed a tremendous upsurge in the demand for Tuscan wine over the last decade. Primarily led by the prolific ‘Super Tuscans’, Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Masseto from Bolgheri on the west coast, the knock on effect has been felt by many of the key historical wine growing areas further inland, notably the hilltop town of Montalcino to the south of Siena. The increase in demand for Brunello di Montalcino has been assisted by a terrific run of high quality vintages since 2010 which have also offered exceptional value.

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