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The 2014 Vintage: Plenty of Promise

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The Vintage 2014 is in its most exciting stage – we took a closer look After a capricious 2013 in France, wine enthusiasts around the world have high hopes for a great 2014 vintage.  Walking through the vineyards, there are plentiful examples of light, airy clusters in good health, that hint at a promise of lovely maturity; a beautiful perspective ... Read More »

Le Macchiole – Wine maker of the Year 2014

Cinzia Merli

The passion to change something, to start a new life, to live in harmony with nature and to produce great wines brought Eugenio to a life in the wine industry. He had the vision, the passion and the drive to produce great wines while treating the vineyard respectfully. To fully realize this dream, he planted different varieties of grapes on ... Read More »

Veneto – Land of Prosecco

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Prosecco, Italian Freshness The origins of Prosecco date back to the time of the Romans, where a light sparkling wine was produced in the hills of Treviso. Although it was a light sparkling wine, consumed primarily by the citizens of the Republic of Venice, it is hardly comparable with what we know today. In the 19th century, the region suffered ... Read More »

James Suckling Blesses Chateau La Fleur Peyrabon

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New ratings for Château La Fleur Peyrabon Last November, celebrated American critic James Suckling attended a blind tasting of Crus Bourgeois in Hong Kong. It was a unique opportunity for him to tke a new look at the 2009 and 2010 Cru Bourgeois vintages. The Crus Bourgeois The history of the Medoc Crus Bourgeois may date to the Middle Ages, ... Read More »

Corsica – History and Terroir

Domaine Abbatucci

A turbulent history The reputation of the Corsican vineyards dates to a time long before the arrival of the Greeks. At that time the vines were wild and although the grapes were harvested, it wasn’t until much later that the true cultivation of the vineyards began. The development of the local wine industry was driven by exports to Northern Italy ... Read More »

The Classification System of Champagne

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Four spectacular landscapes The vineyards of Champagne are divided into four regions with specific characteristics. These divisions, made ​​according to the different geological features, allow producers to highlight the diversity of the Champagne region. The Côte des Blancs:  A privileged area celebrated for the “blanc de blancs”, this region lies about fifteen miles south of Epernay. Here, the Chardonnay is ... Read More »

Champagne, the queen of sparkling wines

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The history of the Champagne vineyards dates to Roman times. They were later in the care of Caltholic bishops – including the eminent Archbishop of Reims – who developed methods of cultivation and winemaking techniques that are still used today. In the Middle Ages, sparkling wines are already known, but their creation was by accident. Indeed, it was the result ... Read More »

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