What a wine consultant in Bordeaux really does, with Stéphane Courrèges | Britt on Forbes

Is the consultant oenologist the most important person in the Bordeaux wine cellars? Maybe, maybe not, but few Bordeaux chateaux nowadays make their wines without one. One of these consultants is Stéphane Courrèges whom we met recently when he was in Paris for the day. Sometimes they are simply called “wine consultants” or even “flying winemakers”. Why do the chateaux need a consultant oenologist? There are several reasons, one obviously being the added knowledge an oenologist bring to the wine making process.

Read more in Britt’s article on BKWine Magazine, originally published on Forbes: The real job of a wine consultant in Bordeaux, with Stéphane Courrèges | Britt on Forbes.

Wine consultants, wine makers, and plenty of good wines, there are good reasons to come on a wine tour to Bordeaux this fall with BKWine.

Bottles aging in the cellar at Clos Fourtet, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux

Bottles aging in the cellar at Clos Fourtet, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

Clos Fourtet, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux

Clos Fourtet, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

An elegant Bordeaux wine cellar

An elegant Bordeaux wine cellar, copyright BKWine Photography

Place de la Bourse and the Miroir d'Eau fountain

Place de la Bourse and the Miroir d’Eau fountain, copyright BKWine Photography

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