Summer is upon us, the heat as well; we at World Grands Crus will proceed to give you some advice in order to keep your wine and to drink them in the best conditions and temperatures. 1—The conservation In the winter, the temperatures are low and in the summer they literally explode. One has to … Continue reading How to keep and drink your wines during the summer months
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 … Continue reading THE AUDE REGION HIT BY HAIL.
It’s probably something you’ve never thought about in the first place; why do we clink glasses as a toast? It’s a habit that we all have, without really knowing its origins. Everything started in the 16th and 17th centuries. In those days poisoning each other was a regular pass time within a certain class of … Continue reading Why does one clink glasses before drinking?
On Tuesday the 19th of June, the famous wine collector Michel Jack Chasseuil, was abducted for two hours by several hooded individuals that hoped to rob his cellar, one of the most important wine collections in the world. Tuesday morning at his house in the Deux Sèvres, a carrier shows up announcing the delivery of … Continue reading Burglary attempt, in Michel Jack Chasseuil’s house
Several persons wonder why are there roses plants at the head of a row of vines, are they useful or is it just for the eyes pleasure. Yes, apart from the fact that they bring a touch of color, the rose plays an important part in the vineyard’s life. In certain wine regions one can see … Continue reading Why are there roses at the head of the rows of vines?
Hail has again ravaged the Burgundy region. Within a period of 12 years, 6 episodes of hail have hit this wine region, bringing the production loss of two hundred domains, nigh on to 50%. Solutions have been envisaged in order to limit the damage due to hail. The first one: anti-hail nets, these never saw … Continue reading Burgundy wines growers fight against hail
Before-time harvests, High alcohol contents… The effects of the climatic change are now being felt. In order to better understand the consequences of the climatic changes on the vines, a study has been carried out by agronomists, simulating an increase of temperature in the Aude region. The increase in the levels of CO2 in the … Continue reading Will the vines resist the planetary overheating?
For those who don’t know the Coravin system it is a utensil “made in the USA” invented a few months back, allowing for those wishing to drink a glass of vintage wine without opening the bottle. The system is designed as follows; a long and thin needle is inserted into the cork in order to … Continue reading Coravin, problems with its use
The French group LVMH, owners of Moët, Henessy and Louis Vuitton, directed by Bernard Arnault, has recently announced the acquisition of the Clos des Lambrays, a 21 acre Burgundy domain situated in the Côte-de-Nuits, at Morey-Saint-Denis. After Bordeaux and Champagne, the Burgundy region has fallen under the lustful eyes of large industrial firm leaders. In … Continue reading Acquisition of the Clos des Lambrays by the LVMH group
The poet is always right, when he announces the blossom and declares with Aragon, women are man’s future. That could well be the case in the near future the profession within the wine industry will be linked increasingly to women. Wine is not a priori woman’s universe nevertheless it’s not anymore an exclusively man’s universe. … Continue reading Wine by women