• HB

    Hi,  I went a brought this at Trader Joe’s it was pretty inexpensive so I bought both the red and the white Bordeaux.  I haven’t tried the white one yet, but I really do liked the red Bordeaux thanks for the recommendation

    • Awesome.  I was surprised to how inexpensive it was.  It is a very  nice wine for the price.  Let me know what you think of the white Bordeaux when you try it. 🙂

  • I don’t / can’t drink. But I enjoyed the story. 🙂 Very interesting indeed! 

    • I thought it was.  I always find it fascinating how mistakes or difficulties can turn into fortunes.  A good lesson for all of us, don’t you think?

  • Bethanyjolee

    What an interesting history!! To think, a wine that at first did not do well becomes one of the world’s best sellers!! I guess it’s a good thing he did not give up on the product. Just changed the way it was sold, I guess. Says a lot about business, doesn’t it?

    • I thought it was too.  The post stared out just like all the other wine posts but the more I researched and read to more fascinated I became.  I certainly does say a lot about business and opportunities.  You just never know when a problem can turn in to a fortune.  This is certainly a great example for that.  🙂

  • I have to admit, I’ve never tried Bordeaux yet. From the description, it does sound like quite a bold red. If I happen to see it in the menu, I’ll definitely give it a try.

    • It is one of our favorites because it can goes with so many types of foods.  It isn’t as bold as you may think.  You can find it any where because of the fact that it is marketed heavily around the world.  When you give it a try drop me a line and let me know what you think.  🙂

  • Stan cahn

    I’m  a drinker if red wine, and I have some bordeaux I bought in the sixties. I still have three bottles of Mouton – Rothschild 1954, but have no idea of it’s value. I would think it’s in the Thousand of Dollars today.

    • How awesome is that. You must have it appraised. It would fun to find out the value. If you do let me k ow what you find out. 🙂

      In the meantime. Try a newer bottle of Mouton Cadet. I believe you will enjoy it. :)))

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  • I would absolutely LOVE to go to Bordeaux, Susan, as I truly love the wine from that region.

    I think Mouton Cadet was one of the first “good” wines that I had in my wine development many years ago. I still love it, but have found that there are many more (pricier) Bordeauxs that are much more sophisticated in flavour. I thank a hotelier in St. John’s, NL for treating me to an absolutely scrumptious Bordeaux a number of years ago. Can’t remember the name of it, but it was a glorious accompaniment to a glorious meal. 

    And yes, Bordeaux goes quite nicely with dark French chocolate!    

  • I found the history and lineage of this wine fascinating, and against all odds it has become one of the best selling wines in the world. You are so right, there are some astonishingly good Bordeaux’s to experience but for an everyday table wine, this pretty darn good. Oh yes, and it is amazing with dark chocolate.:)))

  • Truly love fantastic wines such as the ones you mention. Just be careful however it you buy the truly expensive ones though. Chances are you end up with the original bottle filled with cheap wine:-) It has become a huge problem.

    • I have heard that. We usually buy the moderately price Mouton Cadet and have been pleased with the product. It also helps to buy a quality wine from a reputable wine merchant. It helps mitigate that problem.

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  • A lot of history to fit in a bottle of wine. Sounds terrific.

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Such interesting history. Love the deep tradition of these European wine families

  • Well finally…I have actually tried a wine that you have highlighted, Susan! lol
    Your post took us along a lovely tour of the region and the history as well. Thanks so much for the post. Sante!