Wine and the Sea in the Era of Louis XIV

The vast topic of wine and the sea, viewed for this conference through the prism of Bordeaux’s vineyards in the era of Louis XIV.

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The vast topic of wine and the sea, viewed for this conference through the prism of Bordeaux’s vineyards in the era of Louis XIV.

Over the years, Bordeaux wine has had a collaborative relationship with the sea. In the 17thcentury, it was by sea that the wine was exported to Brittany and to foreign countries such as England or Holland, ensuring its commercial success and reputation.

Periods of maritime warfare also had major consequences as they disrupted commercial routes. Whilst Louis XIV was raising an unprecedented fleet able to take on Holland and England combined, the winemakers of Bordeaux had to work non-stop to supply the king’s navy, providing an outlet for the region’s wines.

With a French sign language interpreter. Registration required by 28 February, by email to contact@fondationccv.org. If there are no registrations by this date, the interpreter will not attend.

With Caroline Le Mao, lecturer in Modern History at Bordeaux Montaigne University

In partnership with the University of Bordeaux, the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences and Bordeaux-Montaigne University

With the support of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild company and the Bordeaux University Foundation

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