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 »
The history of the Grand Cru Early in its history, this legendary estate was known as the ‘Barrail d...
‘Moelleux’ and ‘Liquoreux’ Often confused, or used to designate the same wines, these French terms a...
‘Single Harvest’ vs ‘Vintage Port’ The differences between Taylor’s ‘Single Harvest’ and ‘Vintage Po...
As the holidays are approaching, it’s time to starting gathering gifts for all the wine enthusiasts ...
‘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 »
The Second Plenitude Dom Perignon is renowned for their outstanding vintage champagnes. Expanding on these wines, earlier this year, the distinguished estate released their long-awaited P2 cuvee. This first vintage of the P2 is 1998. The name ‘P2’ is derived from the winemaking techniques inherent to the champagne production at Dom Perignon. The name refers to the second ‘plenitude’ of ... Read More »
The renowned estate of Les Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné was founded in 1834, and is currently celebrating their 180th year in operation. As explained in our previous post, the estate has a rich, prestigious history in the Rhone Valley. Their wine range is extensive, with wines sourced from many appellations across the region, including Côte -Rôtie, Châteauneuf -du -Pape , ... Read More »
With the holiday season approaching, it’s important to make sure the right bottle of Champagne is on hand for the upcoming celebrations. To ensure the best selection, it’s the perfect time to think not only about the producers and their specific wines, but the size of the bottle as well. Large format bottles have a long, celebrated history in the ... Read More »