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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Gironde, the estuary which separates the médoc from blaye and the south western extreme of cognac country gives its name to the département in which the city of Bordeaux and the Bordeaux wine region is to be found. The Rivers dordogne and garonne flow into the Gironde (see map under bordeaux).