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Red Bordeaux

Everyday Food, Volume 18 December 2004

If you're looking for a special wine to serve with your holiday meal, Bordeaux is a good (and surprisingly affordable) choice.

Where Does It Come From?
Bordeaux, France, is one of the oldest and most renowned wine-making regions in the world. The red wine produced there is primarily a blend of three grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.

What Does It Taste Like?
There are many styles of Bordeaux, depending on the specific area where it is made. It can be fruity and light- to medium-bodied or rich, complex, and full-bodied.

What Foods Does It Go With?
Its balance of flavors makes Bordeaux a good match for roasted meat and chicken as well as for spicy pasta and Asian dishes.

What Does It Cost?
Although top-quality Bordeaux can be very expensive, there are plenty of good bottles for less than $20.