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Saturday 28 February 2015

St Emilion

de Boüard: 2014 a vintage ‘for consumers’

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.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 1 Comment »

Hebdo cartoonists designed wine labels

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.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Copter crash victim’s family buys château

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.

Friday, December 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine from 1930s unearthed in Nazi bunker

A pair of Polish treasure hunters have discovered wine dating back to the 1930s hidden a Nazi bunker.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 No Comments »

St Emilion estate to ‘equal’ Haut Brion

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.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 No Comments »

MW event to feature Le Pin’s new sister wine

Wine from Jacques Thienpont’s new St Emilion profect will be on pour at this May’s MW Symposium alongside an impressive selection of labels from MW winemakers.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 No 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 »

Mon dieu! Are those bubbles I see before me?

A sparkling surprise is in store for visitors to the ancient underground caves of St Emilion.

Monday, December 9th, 2013 No Comments »

Storms wreak havoc in Bordeaux, Champagne and Cognac

Gale force winds, heavy rain and hail stones the size of prunes have wreaked havoc across vineyards in Bordeaux, Champagne and Cognac.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 No Comments »

Angelus demand defies price hike

Hubert de Boüard of Château Angelus has reported a strong uptake for its 2012 en primeur offer, despite a 30% price increase in a sluggish campaign.

Monday, July 15th, 2013 No Comments »

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