Category Archives: Burgundy

Burgundy Follows Bordeaux With Plans to Open ‘City of Wine’ Centre

Following on from Bordeaux’s new Centre of Wine Culture and Tourism, Burgundy is planning to open a new 10 million euro centre called the Cité des Vins de Bourgogne The City of Burgundy Wines). According to the BIVB (Burgundy … Continue reading

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Chinese Businessman Buys Burgundy’s Chateau de Gevrey Chambertin

Chateau de Gevrey-Chambertin, one of Burgundy’s most famous estates, has been sold to Louis Ng, a Chinese businessman for 8 million euros. The chateau dates back to the 12th century and belonged to the Abbey of Cluny. Chateau Gevrey-Chambertin has … Continue reading

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Bordeaux Grand Cru Classes Expand With Vineyard Purchases

Francois Pinault, owner of Bordeaux First Growth Chateau Latour has bought an ouvrée (1.03 acres or 0.417 hectares) of vineyard from Chateau de Puligny Montrachet for 1 million euros and two ouvrées (2.06 acres or 0.834 hectares) of vineyard from … Continue reading

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Burgundy Bids for UNESCO Cultural Landscape Status

Burgundy wine makers are hoping to be added to the UN’s World Heritage status in July of 2013.  Champagne also made a bid in the category.  Both wine regions have applied previously but France’s Culture Ministry decided to back Burgundy’s … Continue reading

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Chateau Latour’s Burgundy Wine

There are very few wine makers who produce both Burgundy and Bordeaux but the First Growth Château Latour is one of them. When Latour’s President, Frédéric Engerer visited Hong Kong recently to promote Latour he also cast the spot light … Continue reading

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