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Saturday 31 January 2015

Sauternes

Sauternes threatened by high-speed train

Plans for a high-speed train risks “vandalising” top Bordeaux vineyards and causing irreparable damage to the “peculiar microclimate” of Sauternes, according to French winemakers.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Pichon-Baron launches new second wine

Bordeaux classed growth Château Pichon Baron has launched a new second wine called Les Griffons de Pichon Baron.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 3 Comments »

Wine and moon cake pairings

From tawny Port to demi-sec Champagne via Sauternes and Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, the Wine Etc. team suggests the best fine wines to pair with moon cakes this mid-autumn festival.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux heading for ‘collective suicide’

Respected Sauternes producer, Alexandre de Lur-Saluces, has warned Bordeaux is heading for “collective suicide”, if it continues with its current pricing strategy.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 4 Comments »

Bordeaux 2013: Kirwan and Climens

After a busy day yesterday, Margaux third growth Château Kirwan and Sauternes first growth Château Climens were this morning’s key releases.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 No Comments »

2013 primeurs: day two in the Médoc

The first day of the communal tastings with the Union des Grands Crus gives a broader appreciation of the vintage on the Left Bank.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Denis Dubourdieu

The Bordeaux-based white wine consultant on early-morning horse rides, discovering the aroma of Sauvignon Blanc and drinking Doisy-Daëne with Dumas.

Friday, February 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Sweets for my sweet…but who else?

In what direction does the future lie for the great sweet wines of Bordeaux? Is it in the East?

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 2 Comments »

Lalique owner buys Lafaurie-Peyraguey

The Swiss millionaire owner of crystal company Lalique has bought Sauternes estate Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey.

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 1 Comment »

Private collector splashes £1.2m on Yquem

A London-based private collector has spent £1.2m on 131 bottles of Château d’Yquem dating back to 1811 in one of the largest single acquisitions of the sweet wine ever made.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 No Comments »

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