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From Bilbao, we drove a few hours to Bordeaux.  Along the way, we stopped for lunch at one of the beach towns in the northern part of Spain.

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Bordeaux is the quintessential French town in the south of France.  This is the view from our hotel room.

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We went at the perfect time of the year.  The grapes were abundant and the weather cool.

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We went for a couple of wine tastings, the most memorable was in the Grand Cru area of St. Emilion.

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The winery was Le Chatelet.  The owner was very hospitable and shared a number of fantastic wines.  We ended up buying a magnum of Chateau Le Chatelet vintage 2009 and will save it for a very special occasion!

Their wines are aged in an oak cask and then stored in an underground cave until ready to be sold.

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Here is a parting shot of picturesque St. Emilion.khare-blog-0015

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Terry and Kriss came down from Seattle this weekend and hosted a fun evening at the Wine Cellar in Irvine. It is actually a wine storage building that we used for our private party. The Bordeaux was flowing from about 5pm until closing. Following are a couple of pictures from the evening.

Here are the 3 birthday girls: Joy, Kriss and Kim.

And here are the Real Housewives!

Real Housewives from Orange County

It was a very fun evening albeit a bit chilly in the 57 degree temperature controlled wine locker but a wonderful relief from the 90 plus degree temperatures in SoCal this weekend.

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