One of the best ways to explore a foreign city is to sip the local wine and wander the streets aimlessly, soaking it all in. It turns out that the French call such a person le flaneur, or one who strolls. This pleasant red is precisely the type of wine you should drink to transport you to Graves, the subregion of Bordeaux where the grapes are from. Benefitting from the intensely minerally soils of the area and produced under the strict regulations of the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée, this wine is a delight, with a fresh nose of ripe, dark berries, mineral and mild spices. The palate is juicy and well-balanced, with additional flavors of plum and discreet oak. Enjoy this special wine with French bistro fare such as roast chicken or moules frites.
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Most of the cork used in wine bottles comes from the bark of a special kind of tree in Portugal. The bark regenerates completely every decade or so.