Tuesday January 21, 2020

Light and breezy in Bordeaux

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

12th May, 2019
Lillet is 85 per cent wine and 15 per cent liqueur and comes in red, white and rosé

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:...

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