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Tuesday 9 February 2016

Bordeaux

Napoleon drank Champagne and ‘Cape’ wine in exile

It is well known that Napoleon drank Vin de Constance while in exile on St Helena, but his cellar was apparently much broader than first thought.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Gordon Ramsay serves English sparkling to the French

Gordon Ramsay is serving a range of English sparkling wines to diners at his newly opened Le Pressoir d’Argent restaurant in Bordeaux’s five-star Grand Hôtel.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux cancer rates raise pesticide fears

The use of pesticides on vineyards “cannot be excluded” as a reason for the high rates of child cancer in Sauternes, health authorities have said.

Monday, September 28th, 2015 4 Comments »

Duo bringing Carmenère back to Bordeaux

A pair of young winemakers in Bordeaux are putting their faith in Carmenère, bringing the variety, which has all but disappeared in France, back to its birthplace.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Montrose ’10 still not closing the gap

The gap between Montrose’s 2009 and 2010 vintages still stands at 18% in favour of the 2009 despite both wines having 100 points.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux in pictures

A recent visit to Bordeaux during harvest time took in a fairytale château, swish cellars, wild flowers, furry friends and grapes ripe for the picking.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 2 Comments »

Sotheby’s first ‘white glove’ sale makes £1m

Auction house Sotheby’s held its first ever “white glove” auction in London earlier this month, making over £1 million.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Sauternes producers need to adapt to survive

Sweet wine makers in Sauternes and Barsac need to expand their offerings to include dry and off-dry wines in order to survive according to one local producer.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

HDH begins autumn with $5.4m sale

Chicago auction house, Hart Davis Hart began its autumn season with a “stellar” sale that realised US$5.4 million.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

The irresistible rise of Haut-Brion?

After being touted as perhaps the best value first growth on the strength of its points and prices two years ago, is Haut-Brion finally moving into the limelight?

Monday, September 21st, 2015 No Comments »

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