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Use online resources to search for, and buy, the perfect wines for your holiday table and gift giving. Photo: Bordeaux wines available online

WASHINGTON, December 1, 2013 – Wine makes a great holiday gift and in many ways it is easier to buy online than from the store where information and selection is limited.

There are many sites, like the Wine Information Council, that offer information on wine,, which is not a retail site, is an excellent place to start your search for wines.  It offers information that can acutally be understood, and used, when shopping for Bordeaux regions wines that can be ordered shipped from a retailer or, if you must, found at your local retail store. front page / screenshot front page / screenshot

The Bordeaux region of France is the country’s largest wine growing region. Some of the finest wines – from bottles perfect for the porch to those that will stand on your holiday table with distinction – come from Bordeaux. 

With more than 700 millions bottles of wine being produced by the region every year, it can be daunting to know which Bordeaux wine to choose.

Simply put,, the web site, is the finest wine information sites one will find. Produced by the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux, the site begins with a grid of nine wines that introduce the user to wines the wines of the region that include include white, red, rose, and sweet dessert wines (sauternes).

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The majority of Bordeaux wines are blended, meaning they are made by combining Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Daubignon, Merlot, Muscadelle, Sauvignon blanc and/or Sémillion grapes, which makes them very food friendly and easy to pair with a variety of cuisines. 

Visit the grape section, found under the The Vineyard, to learn more about the grapes and the flavors they impart.

Choose the Baron de Luze 2010 and read notes that describe the vintage as a ‘A soft, rich wine with a creamy texture and notes of oak, honey, vanilla and candied lemon. Well balanced and fresh with a smooth finish.”

This video features Mollie Battenhouse, aka the ‘le Wine Buff’ who not only informs, but actually teaches about this wine, a blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Taking you through the process of learning the wines nose and mouth. Vintage Chart / Screenshot Vintage Chart / Screenshot

The Baron de Luze can be purchased under $15. All wines featured on the site are priced between $15 and $55, with most being moderate to very approachable. Most Bordeaux is affordable with 80% of the region’s wines priced under $30.00.

As you learn about the wines, watch the videos as wine experts discuss the different wines, where they come from in the Bordeaux region and how they are best served, making it easier for you to choose the perfect wine for your dinner, patio, or hostess gift.


One of the finest aspects of the site is that every line, every word, every feature offers information that will help you to better understand the Bordeaux wines of France and help you to be more informed and knowledgeable shopper.  

And helping you know what you want to buy the site features a very handy search engine that allows you to choose either a white, rose, red bottle, grape varietal and price range, means you will walk into the wine store, or click to a wine seller on line, knowing exactly what wine you want to buy.

Wines Sellers that you can trust, and the one bottle ordered after a visit to, include:

Zachy’s Wine and Liquor (  - 2012 Saint Glinglin, Bordeaux 
Heights Chateau ( – 2009 Chateau Boutisse, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Wine Clicker ( – 2009 Chateau Recougne, Bordeaux Supérieur
Emoire Wine ( – 2011 Chateau Mayne Guyon, Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux

Rules for delivering wine and alcohol vary by state.  Visit or the individual sites shipping information for more information.

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Jacquie Kubin is an award winning journalist that began writing in 1993 following a successful career in marketing and advertising in Chicago.  She started Communities Digital News in 2009 as a way to adapt to the changing online journalism marketing place.  Jacquie is President and Managing Editor of Communities Digital News, LLC and a frequent contributor to The Washington Times Communities as well as a member of the National Association of Professional Woman, New American Foundation and the Society of Professional Journalist.  Email Jacquie here

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