The Best Quotes about Bordeaux, France

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Why tie to gold? Why not 1982 Bordeaux? -Richard Thaler

Baseball fans love numbers. They love to swirl them around their mouths like Bordeaux wine. -Pat Conroy

I’m a huge fan of Cabernet and Bordeaux, and am passionate about Pinot Noir and Burgundies. -Raymond E. Feist

Burgundy makes you think of silly things; Bordeaux makes you talk about them, and Champagne makes you do them. -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

If you talk about Cabernet and Merlot-based value between $10 and $25, I will tell you that Bordeaux is the best value in the world. -Gary Vaynerchuk

I can certainly see that you know your wine. Most of the guests who stay here wouldn’t know the difference between Bordeaux and Claret. -John Cleese

The first famous winemaking consultant was the late professor Emile Peynaud, who reigned over Bordeaux throughout the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

The first famous winemaking consultant was the late professor Emile Peynaud, who reigned over Bordeaux throughout the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Most of the men regarded Europe as a wine list. In their mental geography Rheims, Rhine, Moselle, Bordeaux, Champagne, or Würzburg were not localities but libations. -Edna Ferber

Bordeaux would be naive not to recognize that Robert Parker was driving the brand equity. If the next generation doesn’t care about Chateau Pichon-Lalande, then you have a problem. -Gary Vaynerchuk

Nineteen-eighty-two is a vintage of legendary proportions for all levels of the Bordeaux hierarchy. In short, it is a vintage which has produced the most perfect wines in the post-World War II era. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Not so much that I wanted to give up rock writing, but I also wanted to try something new. So I moved to a crumbling stately heap on top of a hill in the middle of nowhere in southwest France, about 60 miles from Bordeaux: wine instead of cocaine. -Sylvie Simmons

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Cities are about juxtaposition. In Florence, classical buildings sit against medieval buildings. It’s that contrast we like. In Bordeaux, we built law courts right next door to what is effectively a listed historic building, and that makes it exciting. -Richard Rogers

The most expensive bottle of wine ever sold – a 1787 Chateau Lafite Bordeaux, supposedly once the property of Thomas Jefferson… It was sold at Christie’s in London in 1985 for $156,000.00. Like a lot of high-priced art, the bottle is essentially undrinkable. -Robert Genn

Although the French appellation system has its roots in the 1923 system created in Chateauneuf-du-Pape by Baron Le Roy, proprietor of the renowned Chateau Fortia, Chateauneuf-du-Pape never developed a reputation for quality or achieved the prestige enjoyed by such regions as Burgundy and Bordeaux. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

With the broad and powerful swing of the hand which Zola in The Earth gave to his ploughman, L’Auto, journal of ideas and action, is going to fling across France today those reckless and uncouth sowers of energy who are the great professional riders of the world… From Paris to the blue waves of the Mediterranean, from Marseille to Bordeaux, passing along the roseate and dreaming roads sleeping under the sun, across the calm of the fields of the Vendée, following the Loire, which flows on still and silent, our men are going to race madly, unflaggingly. -Henri Desgrange

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