Light and breezy in Bordeaux

Light and breezy in Bordeaux View Gallery

France’s famous Lillet apéritif - once favoured by, among others, James Bond - is enjoying a revival. Francesca Comyn travelled to Podensac in the beautiful south-west of the country to see where the wine-liqueur mix is made

The evening sun shines through the brisk spring air on the rooftop bar at the Mama Shelter hotel, drawing a young, relaxed after-work crowd. It is mid-week apéritif hour, Bordeaux style.

Directly below are the traditional red-tiled rooftops of the city that lies at the centre of this world-famous wine region; home to Margaux, Saint-Émilion and Pauillac.

But forget the big vintages. This evening is about introducing a different regional favourite: Lillet (pronounced...

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