The history Chateau Lynch-Bages has a rich, prestigious past. Located in Pauillac, the Chateau is partially named after the hamlet of Bages, which has been home to generations of winemakers. The estate has changed hands many times over the years. Originally established by the Déjean family in the eighteenth century, the property was purchased by Chevalier Pierre Drouillard, Treasurer General ... Read More »
The history Chateau Lynch-Bages has a rich, prestigious past. Located in Pauillac, the Chateau is pa...
Determining when a wine is ready to drink As the new year progresses, it is a good time to start ass...
The heritage The wine estates of San Felice are part of multi-faceted agricultural and viticultural ...
The history of the Grand Cru Early in its history, this legendary estate was known as the ‘Barrail d...
Determining when a wine is ready to drink As the new year progresses, it is a good time to start assessing what vintages will be unearthed from the cellar this year. While the practice of collecting and keeping wines to age is nowhere near an exact science, there are a couple basic principles to help determine the optimum time to ... Read More »
The heritage The wine estates of San Felice are part of multi-faceted agricultural and viticultural project. The vineyards that now form the Tenuta San Felice lie in the south of Chianti Classico. The property was once a part of the holdings of the very ancient church of San Felice in Avane. The Del Taja family assumed control in the nineteenth ... Read More »
The history of the Grand Cru Early in its history, this legendary estate was known as the ‘Barrail des Cailloux’. The farm, although modest at the time, already took great care of their vines. However, the real birth of Cheval Blanc would not happen until 1832, when it was noticed for its bold combination of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. At ... Read More »
‘Moelleux’ and ‘Liquoreux’ Often confused, or used to designate the same wines, these French terms actually distinguish wines according to the quantity of their unconverted sugar by volume. A naturally sweet wine (meaning a wine that has a higher concentration of natural sugar than typically found) always contains less than 10 grams of sugar per litre. However, those are not ... Read More »
‘Single Harvest’ vs ‘Vintage Port’ The differences between Taylor’s ‘Single Harvest’ and ‘Vintage Port’ wines are inherent to the aging processes of these wines. Taylor’s Vintage Ports are derived from the best fruit from the three estates of the house. The finest wines are selected from these estates and are aged for two years in oak vats. After two years, ... Read More »
As the holidays are approaching, it’s time to starting gathering gifts for all the wine enthusiasts in your life. This guide offers suggestions for personalised, mixed tasting cases (with six bottles per case) for anyone from a beginning wine lover to an experienced, avid collector. The Beginner The following represents an ideal collection for those who are just beginning to ... Read More »