Is naturally boring, doesn’t smile much and is a descendant of a wealthy wine-growing family.
– chocolatines and cannelés, that’s all;
– waiting patiently for the Vinexpo;
– climbing the Dune du Pyla  every Sunday.
They don’t like:
– someone ordering a glass of Tariquet  for them;
– anyone who says that it rains all the time in Bordeaux ;
– being asked “is it far to the sea ?”.
 No such thing as a “pain au chocolat” (traditional French chocolate pastry) in Bordeaux! The Cannelé, a Bordeaux speciality, is a small soft moist cake with a caramelised crust and avoured with vanilla and rum.
 International Wines and Spirits trade fair, held every two years.
 The Dune du Pyla is the highest sand dune in Europe, 110 metres.
 It can be dangerous to confuse the Gironde with Gascony, play safe and order an Entre-deux-Mers.
 A minor detail… rainfall in January 2016 was a record high, the previous record dated back to 1988.
The French make a clear difference between the Mediterranean SEA and the Atlantic OCEAN, if you don’t want to upset a Bordelais practice saying ocean,