A Night of Wining Out

What's New — By nickmahshie on June 12, 2010 at 12:20 am

Since the 8th century, Bordeaux has been at the centre of wine production, and today is arguably the most renowned wine producing region of the world.  It would therefore be pure insanity to pass you night any other way than a boozy bar hop, sampling the best of Bordeaux locally produce.

A perfect start t your evening activities would be Le bar a Vin, a light spacious bar attached to the wine school. The bar stocks a great range of wines by the glass at disarmingly low prices. With the choice of new wines as well as classic vintages, and with seriously savvy staff on hand to give you advice on any red, white, sweet or sparking that takes your fancy, wine tasting here is an opportunity not to be missed. From the outside you are presented with an 18th Century old building, yet once inside the neoclassical facade is quickly forgotten, as you step into a cool contemporary decorated interior with a chic yet intimate vibe. From the low tables and comfy armchairs, you can admire the artworks and wall tapestries, all with a vineyard theme. Come summer, the outside terrace will be the incontestable preference, which is positioned to looks out on to the stunning Grand Theatre. A heavenly place to sit back, sip a glorious glass of red and watch the world go by.

Next port of call, would have to be the rather eccentric Le Petit Bois.  The bar has an intimate and romantic atmosphere, making it a perfect place for a seductive rendezvous. The main attraction however, is without doubt the real and rather incredible tree that is placed in the centre of the bar, spreading its branches across the bar roof top, which is decorated with twinkle lights. In this wonderland setting, there is a range of fantastic wines to choose from, and some cold bites and breads on offer too.
If romance is not on the cards this far, La Robe would perhaps be the next wine bar of preference. The glitzy bar was born out of a Frenchman’s desire to combine the two passions of life: wine and women. To fulfil this dream, the owner Alain created the bar which is dedicated to serving wines exclusively produced by women wine growers. You will be able to choose among around a hundred different labels, which are displayed in wine racks dotted around the bar, allowing customers to browse the shelves at leisure, allowing you to actively choose your perfect bottle. Wine related themed evenings are regularly organised, and make for a sociable and entertaining evening.