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
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
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?
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 … Continue reading The grand crus record placements of all time
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 … Continue reading PRIVILEGED SUMMER
The 31st of March, the begining of the 2013 primeurs campaign will be starting off. Owners, oenologists, critics, consultants and wine importers will all be reunited together in the beautiful city of Bordeaux. After an 18% fall in sales to china in 2013, this 2013 will have been the smallest harvest in the Bordeaux region … Continue reading The primeurs Grands Crus of 2013 from Bordeaux
According to a study by Vinexpo and the British wine consumption firm, IWSR, the Chinese consume more red wine that the French. I quote: “China has dethroned France by becoming the first consumer of red wine in the world “, “With more than 155 million cases of nine liter bottles of red wine (or 1.865 … Continue reading THE CHINESE DRINK MORE RED WINE THAN THE FRENCH… ALL IS RELATIVE
The Burgundy vineyards produce 8 of the 10 best Grands Crus in the world, and in this exclusive group there is an extraordinary wine from Mosel Germany and one from the Bordeaux vineyards. After a very serious study issued from a comparison of 30,000 worldwide merchants sites, the first ranking is not the Domaine de … Continue reading THE TOP TEN WINES OF THE WORLD