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Wine tasting in the Bordeaux region

We are staying 3 nights in the St. Emilion area. We would like to do some wine tasting around the Bordeaux region. How do we go about it?

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Book a wine tour. We did it Burgundy and it was well worth it. Here is just the first of many that popped up googling St Emilion wine tours.
http://www.frenchwineadventures.com/daytours.html
The primary benefit is you can swallow the wine you taste without worrying about breaking the DUI laws. I know that swallowing is not technically proper for a true tasting, but hey, what's the point. Also your driver/guide will be quite knowledgeable about the local wine, where to go, what to see, etc.

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Thanks for the advice and the link. We have a rental car, but I think the tour still makes the most sense.

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It'd be just as easy to walk into any one of the eight thousand wine shops in St Emillion and ask for a slurp out of one of the umpteen million jugs they have open. Good luck if you need to find a grocery or hardware store in the town.