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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Bordeaux and Burdon

I have yet to mention anything about my time in Bordeaux a few weeks back and should because it was such a great place to visit. 

Following a couple of days in Paris, Pam and I took a train down to Bordeaux located in southwest France.  Beautiful port city situated in the heart of wine country, Bordeaux features some great architecture overlooking a wide promenade Le Port de La Lune (Port of the Moon) stretched out along the shoreline of the Garonne River.

There are approximately 10,000 wine producers in the wider Bordeaux area and they produce over 700 million bottles of wine a year.  In recognition of their wine industry, they recently opened a wine museum.   We visited several wine chateau's in the region but weren't able to visit the museum.  Perhaps a return trip to Bordeaux is in order.
Eric Burdon's last hit song; War's first.  (Eric is currently on tour and will be appearing at Wolftrap in mid-November.)

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