What are Bordeaux Wines?
Bordeaux lies on the banks of the Garonne River in France's southwest; it is part of the sixth largest urban area in the country.
The city is the top wine producer in the world, home to the most important global wine fair. Wine has been produced in the Bordeaux region for more than a thousand years. The average Bordeaux vintage produces more than 700 million bottles per year.
These vary in quality – they can be simple and everyday table wines, or some of the most prestigious and expensive in the entire world; the vast majority of the Bordeaux wines are red (known as claret wines in the UK), with only Chateau d'Yquem, rosé, sparkling wines and dry whites being the exception.