Show 122, May 16, 2015: Tristen Beaman, Managing Partner, The Wine Exchange

Kyle Meyer and Tristen Beamon of Best Wines OnlineOur other resident wine authority is Managing Partner Tristen Beamon of The Wine Exchange in Santa Ana. One of the world’s greatest wine-producing regions, according to the experts, is Bordeaux located in Southwestern France. The region’s fame dates back over 2,000 years to the time of the Romans.

Tristen is with us to provide the 411 on the coveted wines from this stellar region and why they are significant to serious collectors. He has just returned from 2-weeks in the area which he is quite well-traveled in.

Tristen explains that it’s the terroir that makes the Bordeaux wines so special. The wines also have the ability to gracefully age for 50 to 60 years if properly stored.

Tristen will explain the ins and outs of Bordeaux Futures and why a serious aficionado buys them. It’s not about wine snobbery…While in Bordeaux Tristen tasted an extensive collection of the upcoming 2014 vintage. His impression is that the 2014 wines represent great value and are far more affordable than the 2009 or 2010 vintages. He’ll share his thoughts.