#BordeauxWineTour: What to do in Bordeaux? Let the wines guide you

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This October, in an exciting new venture, Capital Lifestyle together with Maniago Executive Travel Designers will be offering an exclusive trip to this evocation of the soul of wine, and discover the main Bordeaux Appellations: Medoc, Margaux, Pauillac, St Emilion and Pessac-Léognan & Sauternes.

On this once-in-a-lifestyle trip, guests will get to visit the two most visited cities in France: Bordeaux and Paris.

Bordeaux holds a significant place not only in the global wine industry, but also in French living: in 2010, the picturesque city was voted as one of the top three French towns in which one lived well.

During the Bordeaux Wine Tour, guests must explore the streets, alleyways, pedestrianized town center and squares of this magnificent wine capital! Most importantly, let the unique taste, characters and styles of Bordeaux wine guide you.

What does Bordeaux wine taste like?

With almost 10,000 different wines and around 7,500 different producers in Bordeaux, wine from this storied region of more than 120,000 hectares and 60 different appellations really has no simple explanation as to how they taste but their are certain recurring properties.

For an extensive overlook, read-up on the characteristics and styles of Bordeaux wines here.

Join Susan Wong on this special #BordeauxWineTour! Book with reservation code “CAPITAL LIFESTYLE” to receive a USD $300 discount! Inquiries: + 254 791 398425  Email :monique@maniagotrvl.com

Bordeaux’s History

As you roam and explore the streets and chateaux of Bordeaux, the city’s storied history and architecture is found everywhere.

Bordeaux has been occupied for thousands of years. First by the Celts around 300 BC. Then by the Romans in 60 BC. The English then followed and after the Hundred Years War, Bordeaux fell under French rule. Things settled down in the 18th century and Bordeaux experienced a golden age of prosperity as a result of its wine trade. Many of the city’s buildings (around 5,000 of them) were built during this period and still stand today.

During the 1990s, the mayor of Bordeaux undertook extensive beautification projects to return Bordeaux to its former glory: the quays were entirely restructured, the town center was pedestrianized and the facades of buildings were cleaned.  As a result of these efforts, Bordeaux was rewarded with classification on the UNESCO World Heritage List, thus ensuring its protection.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience the charm of Bordeaux, France this October! Save $300 when you book with the code “CAPITAL LIFESTYLE”!

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SUSAN WONG

Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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