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 … Continue reading Champagne, Art and Design – a subtile mix of styles
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 … Continue reading Rhône Valley, Hermitage La Chapelle 1990.
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. … Continue reading Merlot
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 … Continue reading Domaine de la Romanée-Conti beats a new record
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 … Continue reading DRC and Pétrus top the auction lists
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 … Continue reading Burgundy sighs with relief
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! … Continue reading Domaine Georges Roumier, Chambolle Musigny.
Well, sort of… “If there’s something leaving the penal colony to offer you paradise pleasure, – our italian friends say, – it’s not the prisoners staying there, but the wine!” On the Gorgona Island located off the Tuscany coast in Italy the prisoners work in the vineyard to produce among 2700 and 3000 bottles per … Continue reading From Penal Colony to Paradise
Many of us have watched Isabelle Saporta’s documentary, broadcast on France 3 you can watch it herehttp://www.france3.fr/emission/vino-business. Finally a documentary on wine that denouncing the relationship to money in our modern society. It underlines the fact that many châteaux putting first and above all the business aspect rather than the passion for their activity. Nowadays … Continue reading Vino Business when truth hurts
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 … Continue reading Burgundy: The 2013 vintage wines