Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Alsace

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Alsace

Domaine Zind Humbrecht was founded in 1959 as a result of association between Geneviève Zind and Léonard Humbrecht. These two domaines, that were completely independent until that day, unite in 1960 to create a single domaine of about 5 hectares. Today domaine Zind-Humbrecht occupies 41,1 hectares, situated in 6 different villages: Turckheim (19,8 ha), Wintzenheim […]


High demand in organic wines

High demand in organic wines

In France, organic wines are far from being affected by the crisis. According to a study, one-third of French population consumes organic wine. This consumption increased by 22% in 2013. Organic and biodynamic agriculture is to produce the wine without using chemical products in vineyard treatment in order to preserve the micro bacterial life of […]


Wine alchemy in Burgundy

Wine alchemy in Burgundy

The vineyards have been cultivated since the middle ages in the monasteries of Burgundy, the whole region is ingrained in the soil and influenced by traditions. For many decades now chemistry is applied in this culture, the French vineyards consume alone 20% of pesticides! Some wine makers refuse this alternative and work in a different […]


Champagne, Art and Design – a subtile mix of styles

Champagne, Art and Design – a subtile mix of styles

What’s new in the world of Champagne? The great producers like Ruinart, Dom Perignon or even Roederer do not need a designer or an artist to highlight the quality of their outstanding champagne! Neither the artist, nor the designer need the Champagne producer. This approach is not just a commercial one, but more complex than […]


Rhône Valley, Hermitage La Chapelle 1990.

Rhône Valley, Hermitage La Chapelle 1990.

The name of Hermitage “La Chapelle” is linked to the little chapel of Saint-Christophe above the vineyard terraces overlooking the Rhone river. In 1834 Antoine Jaboulet builds his house in Tain Hermitage in the Rhone valley. Since then, from father to son, the family works passionately on Syrah, growing on the iconic Hermitage hill. They […]


Merlot

Merlot

Merlot is a red wine grape variety that appeared in the 18th century in southwestern France, and more specifically in the north of Aquitaine area. In general, it is planted on fresh clay-limestone soils. It regularly needs water and barely supports droughts. It is mostly found on its favorite terroir, in Pomerol and St. Emilion. […]


Domaine de la Romanée-Conti beats a new record

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti beats a new record

For all those who are still not carried away by an investment in grand cru wines, here’s one more example that should make you change your mind! An auction, presented by Sotheby’s, took place in Hong Kong last Saturday. An exceptional lot of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti has reached a new record equal to $14000 […]


DRC and Pétrus top the auction lists

DRC and Pétrus top the auction lists

It’s a battle for supremacy. Bordeaux and Burgundy fine wines, topping the auctions from the beginning of the fall season, prove that the world’s thirst for the best French fine wines has not changed. Sotheby’s New York auction has opened the fall season on September 20 with the sales that attained 2 million dollars and […]


Burgundy sighs with relief

Burgundy sighs with relief

The wheel of Fortune goes round and after two difficult vintages, the 2014 harvest seems to be a relief for Burgundy producers – both for its quantity and quality. Most of the Burgundy wine producers have started grape harvest in the beginning of last week. Claude Chevalier, the president of Inter-professional Bureau of Burgundy Wine […]


Domaine Georges Roumier, Chambolle Musigny.

Domaine Georges Roumier, Chambolle Musigny.

In 1924 Georges Roumier takes over the reins of the Domaine which still belongs to the family as of today. Bonnes Mares, Musigny, Corton Charlemagne – three legendary Grands Crus that fire your imagination… Chambolle Musigny Premier Cru “Les Amoureuses”, Morey Saint Denis Premier Cru “Clos de la Bussière” – all these irreplaceable Premier Crus! […]