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And GRAPE PRICE 2017 is assigned to …

Jean Saric for Castle Turon Cross in Lugasson.


Since 2012, Olivier Dauga and Jean-Pierre Xiradakis honor the wines sold within 10 euros on the property. The trend being responsible consumption, looking smart products combining low price, palatability and immediate pleasure, the "Grape Award" each year offers his favorite, certified by two professionals from the world of wine and gastronomy.

Bordeaux is indisputably the world's wine capital, and raw Vinexpo 2017 we still proves that Bordeaux wines and our city attracts aficionados from around the world of wine.

To take a new look on the good "small" wine, Dauga Olivier and Jean-Pierre Xiradakis, who have at heart for many years to protect local producers and engage consumers to turn to local produce, took the initiative to help these young winemakers creating, the "GRAPE PRICE" ... an annual price based on research and enhancement of wines sold to individuals 5 euros or less, originally produced by young winemakers. The competition, this year, was opened to older.

He was released on this hot day 21 June 2017 John Saric who is winning 4 prices that will accompany it for a year and more :

 Collaboration for a year with Olivier Dauga (The Maker of Wine)
 2 new barrels made by Jean-Christophe Varro, Cooper Jonzac
 A bet on the map of La Tupina
 The creation of a dedicated website



As part of Bordeaux SO GOOD 2016, pharmacy the pair, Emmanuel Bouchet and Jean-Pierre Xiradakis, called “Young hunk” et “Old Crouton”, offer Saturday 19 November noon to 14h a free tasting of bread dishes at La Fabrique, to 47 the Rue du Pas-Saint-Georges in Bordeaux.


Beyond the symbolic value, the bread is to feed, it accompanies almost everything and it gathers around the table.
There are many varieties, and even if we eat a lot, but less in the last century, we waste in benefit.
This noon, on the occasion of Bordeaux SO GOOD, we took some old recipes that we want to share.
In your memories ...

Rubbed with garlic, grapes
Bread crumbs sautéed in butter
bean soup, bread soaked
Toast chives
Croutons of "chicken ass"
Migeot red wine, spiced pears
Milk soup, orange zest


Bordeaux Fall City

It's sometimes a little sadness that we leave the summer and hot weather, buy residents have reinvested the city, children drag their new school bags and join the way to school. The seasons charts, instead of autumn is not to envy. However, despite the first rains, despite the light that runs out, Bordeaux is beautiful in autumn and found its sweetness ; the end of the harvest is celebrated and vines create furrows gold and ocher in the countryside, markets are marked by the arrival of mushrooms and game, we feel the first chimney fires ...
Autumn is well suited to the colors of Bordeaux. Stone the Gironde, its blond, goes well with cloudy skies : the first ray of sun it shines and golden hues burst by their contrast. Garonne brown here, creamy, casing the banks of softness and leaves form brown monochromes.
The building in the City of Wine will also create his first game with the autumn lights. The museum is exceptional, enjoy it..
We wish you all a beautiful autumn 2016 !

For the Blue Pumpkin online



I met Jean-Pierre Coffe at the time he was conservator at the sign of its first restaurant “Chives”. Many times, we discussed the need to use local products and quality. This is especially by these exchanges that I have been pushed to create the association “Defence and Saving Southwest Gastronomic Traditions”. Jean Pierre, by his stance in gastronomy, guided me in this process is called today “locavore”. The association brought together a hundred heads, among the best in the Aquitaine. He followed us in backup procedures of local producers as for Bazas beef or lamb from Pauillac. He fought for us, to our business, for our farmers. His fight is irreplaceable in a world where reign only the logic of profit… We had the opportunity to set more programs, first in “The Big Family” Canal + then in other programs he hosted during his career. Faithful and honest, Jean-Pierre was also a sensitive and generous man. Merci Jean-Pierre…

Jean-Pierre Xiradakis