Victor Hugo and Bordeaux
Victor Hugo spent over a decade in exile on the Channel islands waiting out the reign of Napoleon III.
Here, Hugo completed some of his most famous works including "Les Miserables."
So, in addition to writing, turns out Victor was a bit of a decorator as well. Word has it that Hugo spent
the afternoons trawling antique dealers and junk shops for decor. Sort of early shabby chic.
The house is now open to the public. Sounds great. Can't go? Take the interest tour and...
Hugo lived on Guernsey off the coast of France. In all likelihood, Bordeaux was on the Hugo Table.
La Rame Bordeaux 2016, $19.99
Imported by Rosenthal Wine Merchants
Vineyards for this red are at the base of the hillside vineyards of the estate
in the village of Sainte Croix du Mont and are composed of sand, limestone and clay.
A blend of Merlot (60%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) from 30 year old vines.
Wine is fermented and aged in temperature-controlled vats. Bottled one year after harvest.