In France, organic wines are far from being affected by the crisis. According to a study, one-third of French population consumes organic wine. This consumption increased by 22% in 2013. Organic and biodynamic agriculture is to produce the wine without using chemical products in vineyard treatment in order to preserve the micro bacterial life of … Continue reading High demand in organic wines
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
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?
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
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
On the 23rd of April, following a communiqué, the secretary of state for external commerce has announced China’s and France’s will to lead the battle against wine and liquor counterfeits. The level of counterfeited bottles took on overwhelming proportions these last few years due to an increase in the demand for fine wines. According to … Continue reading COUNTERFEIT: France and China sign a letter of intention.
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
They wish to find the ideal wine, in other words a “woman’s” wine, but that’s not all! What could this wine be? For the young woman under thirty it would be: A rose, slightly sweet, fine and light for the aperitif or a light summer luncheon, such as a rose Bonbon from the Diables domain. … Continue reading What women expect …
Pinot Noir is the major red grape variety of the Burgundy region, it is very popular in France but also in Switzerland and it is the main grape in red wines. It is Philippe le Hardi, Duke of Burgundy, who imposed the culture of pinot noir. It is found in the Champagne, Loire Valley, Jura, … Continue reading Pinot Noir