Category Archives: Rhone

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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Bénicarlo and Bordeaux – Going Forward to the Past

A while ago I wrote about how Bordeaux used to improve its blends in the past. Of course it is not permitted to add wines from another region let alone country to Bordeaux today under the AOC rules but it … Continue reading

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Other Sparkling Wines from France – the Rhone

With the news from the Telegraph that Champagne is being edged out of the sparkling wine market by cheap and cheerful southern cousins such as Prosecco from Italy and Cava from Spain. Over Christmas and in the lead-up to New … Continue reading

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