The rough diamond of Bordeaux
The unglamorous port town of Pauillac is historically the real wine capital of the Bordeaux region
‘It was past seven o’clock when the lights of Pauillac sparkled ahead of us on the river bank, and we thankfully gathered together our baggage, suborned our sailor, and desired him to lead us to the Grand Hotel.” So begins Irish RM authors Somerville and Ross’s Bordeaux wine adventure in 1892. The two young women, Edith Somerville and Violet Florence Martin, writing under masculine pseudonyms, showed themselves to be brilliant journalists and insightful writers several...
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