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 »
With the holiday season approaching, it’s important to make sure the right bottle of Champagne is on...
The 2012 vintage of Chateau Mouton Rothschild will feature the artwork of the Catalan artist Miquel ...
Bordeaux Wines Feature in James Suckling’s 2014 Top 100 Last week, renowned wine critic James ...
The Antinori family For over six centuries, the Antinori family have been wine producers. The histo...
The 2012 vintage of Chateau Mouton Rothschild will feature the artwork of the Catalan artist Miquel Barceló on its label. Catalan Neo-Expressionism influenced the design of the two rams, who were inspired by the original emblem of Mouton-Rothschild. Mouton tradition Since 1945, Mouton Rothschild has given creative control to a great artist to create the label for each vintage of ... Read More »
Bordeaux Wines Feature in James Suckling’s 2014 Top 100 Last week, renowned wine critic James Suckling released his list for the Top 100 Wines for 2014. Of the thousands of wines evaluated, two Bordeaux wines were included in the top ten of this prestigious ranking: Chateau Guiraud 2011 (99 pts) placed fourth and Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2011 (99 pts) ... Read More »
The Antinori family For over six centuries, the Antinori family have been wine producers. The history extends back to 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member of the Guild of Florence winemakers. For twenty-six generations, the family has maintained a great respect for tradition, while continuing to innovate. Today the estate is managed by Marquis Piero Antinori and his ... Read More »
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 »
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 »