While Bordeaux is now internationally celebrated for its wines, the region’s history is a succession of golden ages and crises. It is thanks to the tireless work of generations of men and women – from major historic figures to winemakers, enterprising merchants, brokers, scientists and wine lovers – that the name of Bordeaux resonates across the globe.

This spectacular film offers up all the secrets of this lengthy history bursting full of adventure and characters: political alliances, the role of winemaking brotherhoods, territorial conquest, technical innovations, commercial daring and inventiveness, and scientific discoveries.

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