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Bordeaux En Primeur 2013 – Day 3 – Chateau Lynch Bages, Branaire Ducru, Montbrison, Lascombes, Chasse Spleen, Doisy Daene, Guiraud and Crus Bourgeois

You’ll be happy to know that the weather currently in Bordeaux is what we normally experience in the UK, it’s persisting with rain and I am sat in my hotel room this evening looking out on a wet and soggy … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Wine: Sweets For My Sweet, Sugar For My Honey

With France being the ‘home of romance’ and Paris being the ‘city of love’ it only seems natural to suggest a French wine to enjoy on Valentine’s Day. After all, the earliest Valentine verse was penned by a 15th century … Continue reading

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Silvio Denz Purchases Sauternes First Growth Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey

Silvio Denz; perfume designer, owner of the Lalique crystal company and of two wine merchants in Zurich, as well as Switzerland’s largest wine auctioneers, has added to his portfolio of chateaux with the purchase of the Sauternes First Growth Chateau … Continue reading

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The Dutch Connection – How The Dutch Changed The Face of Bordeaux and Its Wine

The Dutch were a major influence in the production of Bordeaux wines back in the 17th and 18th centuries and their legacy still lives on. They helped to establish vineyards, chateaux, negotiants (wine merchants) and trade. More importantly they are … Continue reading

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Bordeaux’s Surprise Contender for the Most Popular Wine at the Show – a Semi-Sweet White!

Regular readers and customers of Bordeaux-Undiscovered will have noticed that I have had my foot pressed firmly to the metal this year and have attended an unprecedented number of Wine Shows and Events across Britain. Meeting folks interested in wine … Continue reading

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New Study to see if Sauternes and Barsac Producers Should Open Cooperative

A new study is soon to take place to determine whether the smaller producers of Sauternes and Barsac should combine their efforts and open a Cooperative. Students of the National School of Agricultural Sciences Bordeaux will meet the wine makers … Continue reading

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The Growth of Sweet Wines – Bordeaux Moelleux and Off-Dry Whites

We have known for a while now that the taste for sweet and off-dry white wines has been gathering momentum. Sales of Moscato in the USA have been growing and the boom is credited to millennials growing up – apparently … Continue reading

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Semi Sweet Whites and Sparkling Wines With Pheasant and Spinach Curry

Pheasant is one game bird that most of us recognise and has always been popular on the dinner table. The Romans are considered responsible for the spread of pheasants in western Europe. When Julius Caesar invaded England in the 1st … Continue reading

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Sauternes Sold in Bag-in-Box

Sauternes has been one of the most innovative appellations in Bordeaux when it comes to trying out new packaging and marketing ideas. Sauternes is already sold in 10cl test-tube bottles. Grand Cru Classé Château d’Arche was the first to take … Continue reading

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Chateau d’Yquem Will Not Produce a Vintage for 2012

The Sauternes First Growth Chateau d’Yquem will not be producing a vintage for 2012 due to the difficulties in harvesting grapes of sufficient quality after too much rain. The rainy weather conditions have resulted in the poor development of Noble … Continue reading

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