Comedian Dom Joly has been on a mission to discover the beauty of the Bordeaux region of France. Well known for his love of wine, food and travel, Dom was very willing when the Bordeaux Wine Council invited him to visit the area to discover everything that this well known wine producing region has to offer, and produce a series of videos.
During his time there, Dom had the opportunity to see some of the major attractions of Bordeaux, whilst also taking the time to sample the delicious wines from some of the region’s thousands of châteaux, many of which are still family owned.
As well as enjoying the local produce, Dom also took a course at the Ecole du Vin, Bordeaux’s wine school, which he describes as “the best school I have ever been to” and watched the Marathon du Médoc, glass in hand, whilst offering encouragement to runners this year dressed as animals going through many beautiful vineyards in the Médoc. He hilariously took part in the Ouvre la Voix, an annual screaming contest which takes place along the cycle paths in the Entre Deux Mers, with the loudest scream winning. All this in addition to experiencing the beautifully rejuvenated city centre where he had fun playing around with a huge wine glass, reflecting his ‘giant mobile’ skit, dodging the sleek trams and enjoying the café culture.
“I spent three fantastic days in Bordeaux in September discovering many of the wonderful things that the region has to offer. I think, probably the most surprising thing for me, was the variety of affordable Bordeaux wines on offer – red, white and rosé. Like most people, I had an image of Bordeaux as being exclusively red, expensive and really only for wine connoisseurs, but in reality, there are a multitude of wines available for easy drinking and at very affordable prices. I would highly recommend a weekend in Bordeaux to anyone who loves food and wine.”