Sur la Seine with Vins de Bordeaux

Last Tuesday I was invited along with four other bloggers and journalists, to sample wines from 

Vins de Bordeaux

 on a little boat on the Seine. Naively I thought it was going to be a big event - the last one was at le Perchoir in the 11


me, one of Paris' largest rooftop bars. I was looking for a big boat to board, but was pleasantly surprised when I looked down to the water and saw a little boat with wine, charcuterie and various snacks being laid out, and just a few passengers. So more of a private boat tour. 

Our driver took us on a round-trip from les Docks up the river to the Eiffel Tower, while we sampled different bordeaux wines; a claret, 


 and whites - a Pessac-Leognan from

Le Dada de Rouillac

and Graves de Vayres from

Chateau Goudichaud

- and heard from Nathalie of

Chateau Bortinet

 about each variety. I'm no expert, although I do know my favourites (the alvarinho grape and wines from the Sancerre, Chablis, Bordeaux and Douro regions), but my favourite was the rose - it was crisp and refreshing, perfect for a warm summer evening on the water!

Thanks to Ylenia at


for taking the photo of me!

Ylenia from