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.
Bordeaux reds do not need to spend time in oak in order to have a long life ahead of them according to one producer in the region.
There is “a huge demand already” for Château Angelus 2014, according to Hubert de Boüard, owner of the St-Emilion property.
Château Teyssier’s Jonathan Maltus, the only Englishman to score 100 Parker points, discusses the current mood in Bordeaux.
Saint Emilion estate, Pavie, has unveiled a silver label for its 2012 vintage to celebrate its elevation to grand cru classé A status in that same year.
Hubert de Boüard, owner of Château Angelus in St Emilion, has hailed 2014 a “vintage for consumers” rather than collectors due to its fruit forward character.
Three of the cartoonists killed in last week’s terrorist attack on French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo had also put their hands to wine labels.
Almost a year to the day since the helicopter crash that claimed the life of James Gregoire of Château de la Rivière, his family has bought Château Ripeau in St Emilion.
A pair of Polish treasure hunters have discovered wine dating back to the 1930s hidden a Nazi bunker.
Prince Robert of Luxembourg has predicted his recent purchase in St Emilion is poised to become “an equal” to first growth Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion.
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