We recently spent a day with Bruno with two other couples from our cruise ship in Bordeaux. Bruno arranged a challenging itinerary of five wineries in the Medoc and executed it flawlessly, providing a great experience (and great value) for the 8+ hour day.
Bruno is very personable, and helped our little group, some of whom had not met before, get to know each other. Through education and experience, he is very knowledgable about wine making, the wine business, and the Bordeaux region in particular; during our drives, he kept up a running commentary to educate us about the history of winemaking in Bordeaux and the complex classification system, answering our many questions and encouraging a dialog.
During a stop for lunch, Bruno found a restaurant that could accommodate our group and tight timing, smoothly assisted those of us unfamiliar with the language, and facilitated a very pleasant conversation over excellent local food.
At the wineries, Bruno's familiarity and expertise complemented the various winery tours; Bruno clearly knew as much or more than some of our winery guides, but he had a good rapport with all of them and add his knowledge to the conversation without disrupting the presentations.
Thanks to Bruno, our very full day was time and money very will spent; we left with an appreciation of some of the nuances of winemaking (and wines) in Bordeaux and a desire to return to the region to further develop that appreciation, hopefully with Bruno's assistance.
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