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 … Continue reading Michael Baume buy’s Château Pommard
Laboring the soil is essential to the vine’s well being. It helps in eliminating weeds and grasses around the vine’s base, aerate the ground, help water to penetrate but above all promote life in the soil. All these elements are necessary for the vine’s well being, and good soil management will certainly enhance the wine’s … Continue reading Does mechanical soil labor, have an influence on the wine?
It’s a little bit too soon to generalize, but several French regions are announcing 2014 as being a good vintage. According to the Inter-professional Wine and Champagne Committee (CIVC), the grape harvest could start on Monday the 8th of September for all the vineyard lots where the grapes are ripe, the others will follow on … Continue reading 2014, a great vintage?
It’s difficult to believe that one of Bordeaux’s most emblematic wines dates only from 1979, the year where Léon Thienpont bought a hectare (2,5 acres) of vines from his neighbor, the Loubie family. In 1984 a little bit more than a hectare was added to the domain, forming a unique ensemble of 2,7 hectare in … Continue reading Le Pin: Could this be the ultime collector wine?
Should you happen to wander on the « lebeurreBordier.com » site you’ll be able to discover the biography butter nut “intended pun”. He wanted to be a sailor, his parents where cheese purveyors…He anchored of Saint Malo and the need for butter washed over him. He has given his name to his butter making it … Continue reading Bordier butter
We have all heard about using classical music by certain cattle farmers, in order to tenderize the meat, well, the same goes for a South African wine grower, that diffuses classical music in his vines as well as his cellars. The owners of the DeMorgenzon domain in South Africa had the idea of diffusing classical … Continue reading Classical music for grape vines
Auctions have the means of shaking up collectors nerves. In the following months, auctions presenting exceptional lots such as a collection of 114 Romanée Conti bottles are going to be on the market! Sotheby’s is organizing an auction in Hong Kong on the 4th of October of this year, in which this fabulous lot of … Continue reading Auction: an exceptional lot of Romanée Conti
According to the ministry of agriculture, the harvest forecast for 2014 is on the rise; an estimated amount of approximately 47 million hectoliters (1,242 million gallons), in other words, 11% more than the preceding vintages of 2012 and 2013. The ministry announced a first estimate in July of 46,4 million hectoliters (1,241million gallons). This increase … Continue reading Production forecasts on the rise for the 2014 harvest
Organic wine produced by wine makers, is the result of a reinforcement of the vine’s natural defenses in order to limit treatments. This philosophy requires time. That’s why it takes 20 to 30% more labour with regards to conventional wine production. Organic or bio viticulture, is submitted to a number of obligations which among other … Continue reading Organic wine
Whilst enjoying a gastronomical dinner or luncheon, composed of let’s say, ten dishes, one can follow the traditional matching of wines and foods. Nevertheless, habits change, and the marriage of wines as well. A bit of general culture won’t hurt. Some three centuries back in time, nobles dined as was then known “à la française”, … Continue reading is it necessary to respect the matching of wines and foods?