Tag Archives: Burgundy

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 […]


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 […]


Burgundy: The 2013 vintage wines

Burgundy: The 2013 vintage wines

For the Burgundy winemakers, 2013 will have been a fret-full vintage! After a trying 2012 harvest, they are confronted to hail and disease, in other words to the mishaps of to-day’s climatic conditions. Not a single burgundy vineyard was spared in 2013. The harvested quantities are a reflection of this difficult vintage, and hence extremely […]


Michael Baume buy’s Château Pommard

Michael Baume buy’s Château Pommard

The extremely wealthy Silicon Valley American entrepreneur, Michael Baum, has château Pommard is composed of 50 acres of vines, a gastronomic restaurant, a museum dedicated to the wine and the vine and an art gallery dedicated to Dali or Miro. But it’s also an 80 000 bottle production of Château Pommard, of which, 20 000 […]


The grand crus record placements of all time

The grand crus record placements of all time

For certain hesitant, irrational and incompetent opponents, have declared that wine is not a good investment! Therefore, to pull the carpet from under their feet, here are a few record sales, barely bettered by a few art sales and nothing else! The 153rd auction of the Hospices de Beaune that took place at Christies’s France […]


PRIVILEGED SUMMER

PRIVILEGED SUMMER

For the majority of the peoples, summer is synonymous with holidays, in other words relaxing, pleasures and serenity. Forget the stress, the return to being idle, sports, reading, traveling, and a return to the source. Therefore, summer is a privileged moment for us to take the time for thought on the different catalogs of life […]


THE AUDE REGION HIT BY HAIL.

THE AUDE REGION HIT BY HAIL.

After the Burgundy area a few weeks back (see the article: Burgundy wine growers fight against hail), it’s the Aude’s turn to be pelted by hail on Sunday the 6th of July. It is estimated that some 15 000 hectares (37 000 acres) of vines where hit, in the space of fifteen minutes, by violent […]