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    Bordeaux: No longer hip

    I was sent a link to this article which claims that younger wine drinkers are no longer interested in Bordeaux. I thought it was interesting. Although I fall into the age range that is supposed to not lilke Bordeaux, if I had to choose between Bordeaux and Burgundy I would choose the former. Although I would probably choose Alsace over either.

    Any thoughts from the other winos out there?
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    Re: Bordeaux: No longer hip

    That's good news, it means more bordeaux for me.
    I am not interested in the kid's melot and shiraz.
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    Thumbs up Re: Bordeaux: No longer hip

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    That's good news, it means more bordeaux for me.
    I am not interested in the kid's melot and shiraz.
    The same for me.

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    Re: Bordeaux: No longer hip

    Bordeaux=overrated

    IMO, give me a WA state cab or merlot for the money.

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    Re: Bordeaux: No longer hip

    Or an Oregon Pinot Noir.
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    Re: Bordeaux: No longer hip

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQ View Post
    Bordeaux=overrated

    IMO, give me a WA state cab or merlot for the money.
    The best of Washington state is Domaine St Michelle Brut, been drinking that since the '80's.
    I loves the bubbly.
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    Re: Bordeaux: No longer hip

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    Or an Oregon Pinot Noir.
    Oh hell yes over the quality and price of Burgundy.

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    Re: Bordeaux: No longer hip

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQ View Post
    IMO, give me a WA state cab or merlot for the money.
    Last weekend had a 2004 Woodward Canyon "Artist Series" with grilled NY strips....mmmMMMMmmm...
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    Re: Bordeaux: No longer hip

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    I was sent a link to this article which claims that younger wine drinkers are no longer interested in Bordeaux. I thought it was interesting. Although I fall into the age range that is supposed to not lilke Bordeaux, if I had to choose between Bordeaux and Burgundy I would choose the former. Although I would probably choose Alsace over either.

    Any thoughts from the other winos out there?
    Alsace for red wine? They do have some nice ones, but it's almost all pinot noir which can be great or really bad. And it's not really their specialty.

    I think Bordeaux is overpriced in the States. A very good St. Emilion, for example, can be had here for €15, while the same bottle might cost $40 or more back in America.

    On top of that, maybe many people think "a Bordeaux is a Bordeaux". How many aspiring oenophiles know the difference between the area of Montagne St. Emilion and St. Emilion? Bordeaux is like Rioja in the sense that it's large, has a big name, and has capitalized on the big name. So of course there are many that are not good.

    The other problem is that once something becomes unfashionable, American yuppies won't have it, whether it's a car or a watch or a wine. Over here, wine isn't such a fashion accessory, and so people seem more to drink what they like. In America, they drink what they're supposed to like. It drives me nuts. But when you get into wine, I suppose you're bound to be disheartened and disappointed if you forget that it still is, after all, predominantly the hobby of snobs and assholes.

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    Re: Bordeaux: No longer hip

    Quote Originally Posted by DanG View Post
    The other problem is that once something becomes unfashionable, American yuppies won't have it, whether it's a car or a watch or a wine. Over here, wine isn't such a fashion accessory, and so people seem more to drink what they like. In America, they drink what they're supposed to like. It drives me nuts. But when you get into wine, I suppose you're bound to be disheartened and disappointed if you forget that it still is, after all, predominantly the hobby of snobs and assholes.
    Amen, brother. And thanks for my first hearty laugh of the day!
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