Looking Beyond Local legend says Chateau d’Yquem first stumbled across the delicious effects of Botrytis Cincera, or Noble Rot, in 1847 when, then owner, Marquis Romain-Bertrand de Lur Saluces ordered harvest be held until his return. Hunting in Russia, he was delayed and arrived later than expected, leaving the grapes to fortuitously rot on the vines. Whatever the truth may ... Read More »
Looking Beyond Local legend says Chateau d’Yquem first stumbled across the delicious effects of Botr...
Four Centuries of Savoir-Faire Dating to 1854, the House of Gosset is the oldest wine making house i...
With 60 hectares nestled in a rich forest in Pessac-Leognan, Chateau Olivier has a rich history that...
You live in Europe but members of your family or your close friends are US residents? No problem. Ce...
Four Centuries of Savoir-Faire Dating to 1854, the House of Gosset is the oldest wine making house in Champagne. It was at that time that Pierre Gosset began making still wines, made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which were as celebrated and as popular with the royal court as those of renowned Burgundy appellation Beaune. Then as Champagne began to ... Read More »
With 60 hectares nestled in a rich forest in Pessac-Leognan, Chateau Olivier has a rich history that dates to the middle ages, many historians believe as far back as the 11th Century. Once the preferred hunting retreat of Edward of Woodstock of the House of Plantagenet, also known as the Black Prince, this estate is now a protected historic monument and ... Read More »
You live in Europe but members of your family or your close friends are US residents? No problem. Celebrate the holidays or life events (births, marriages, birthdays, etc) and show affection for your loved ones residing in the USA – amateurs or wine enthusiasts alike. Or say thank you to your family for taking care of your children during your ... Read More »
The product of a family of Bordeaux winemakers, Thierry Germain realized early on his winemaking dreams: to become the head of his own estate. After searching everywhere from Bordeaux to Hungary for the perfect land, he finally set his sights on Anjou, in the Loire Valley, and the estate Roches Neuves, a property of 26 hectares in the appellations of ... Read More »
2009 and 2010 Chateau Montrose, rated 100/100 “Dense ruby/purple, with a bouquet of blueberry, crushed rock, and some floral notes, the wine is medium to full-bodied, rich, powerful, but again very tannic and still strikingly youthful. …This blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is indeed a special wine…” The Chateau Montrose ... Read More »
A prime plot perched 106 meters above Saint-Emilion Chateau Troplong Mondot, Premier Grand Cru Classé B, is one of the true gems of the region, particularly of the greater Right Bank. Easily recognizable for its elegant building, overlooking the village of Saint-Emilion, the Chateau is strategically located on the prime plot on the “Mondot” hill. On this plot at the top ... Read More »