Author Archives: Lili Kocsis

Lafaurie-Peyraguey On The Rocks | A Brand New Way of Enjoying Sauternes

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AOC Sauternes in the Graves region of Bordeaux is famous for the production of sweet wine using the “noble rot” technique, popularized in the 18th century. The historical Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey estate produces a Sauternes ranked as a Premier Grand Cru in the prestigious classification of 1855. To enjoy in the heat of summertime the chateau proposes a brand new method ... Read More »

Cloudy Bay | The Pearl of New Zealand

Cloudy Bay

Cloudy Bay was one of the first wineries to be established in the Marlborough area of New Zealand. Founded 30 years ago by David Hohnen – also founder of Cape Mentelle in Australia – the estate now covers nearly 310 hectares. In 2014 the estate celebrated its 30th vintage. The property gets its name from its ideal geographical location between the ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Releases of the 09-06-2017

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The 2016 Primeurs campaign continues today with the following release from Chateau Haut-Bailly in Pessac-Leognan. Chateau Haut-Bailly – Pessac-Leognan Chateau Haut-Bailly is a Graves Classified Growth from the Pessac-Leognan appellation. The first traces of the wine go back to 1431 in Pujau, the current location of the property today. Since 1998, the chateau has been owned by Robert G. Wilmers, an American manager ... Read More »

June 10th | Third Annual Rosé Day

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As we enter the warmer months, chilled bottles of rosé replace the buxom reds in our wine cabinets. We celebrate the third annual International Rosé Day. But what exactly is rosé, this wine so closely associated with sunshine and summertime? A big misconception arises from the colour, which ranges from onion-skin orange to vibrant purple, depending on the varietal of grape ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Release of the 2016 Vintage of Chateau Pontet-Canet

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Chateau Pontet-Canet is an 81 hectare Classified Fifth Growth in the heart of the Pauillac appellation. Winegrowing philosophy of the chateau is allowing the grapes to reveal their truest selves, with little to no interference. This true expression is why the wines of Chateau Pontet-Canet are elegant and continue to grow over time. 3 centuries, 3 families In 1705, Jean-Francois ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | The wonderful 2016 vintage of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is available!

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Pierre de Mazure de Rauzan founded Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in the 17th century. The chateau received its current name after the marriage of Virginie, the daughter of Joseph de Pichon Longueveille, and the Count of Lalande. For 250 years, the family has been determined to produce quality wines using the historical know-how of the chateau. A rich ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Releases of the 08-06-2017

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The 2016 Primeurs campaign continues today with the following releases from Pomerol and Pessac-Leognan. Chateau Clinet – Pomerol Located in the heart of Pomerol, Chateau Clinet offers an ideal terroir for making a very great wine. The parcels are on a bed of güntzian gravel. The property has been owned by the Laborde family since 1998. They strive to offer wines of ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Chateau Pichon Baron: A Family Tradition in Pauillac

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Chateau Pichon Baron is a legendary estate located in the Pauillac appellation. Its beautiful architecture and beautifully produced wines are only parts of the legacy that surround this magnificent chateau. A Great Century The historical domain was created at the end of the 17th century, or the “Grand Siecle” (Great Century). Pierre Desmezures de Rauzan, respected and influential wine merchant ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou: Passion in Saint-Julien

Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou en primeurs 2016

Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful stones (beau caillou) found on the property. The ecosystem is responsible for producing elegant, fruity, fine wines that are typical of the Saint-Julien appellation. International acclaim Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is located in the middle of a 100 year old park, with an exceptional view of the Gironde estuary. The chateau’s history dates back to ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Chateau Leoville Poyferre : Balance & Complexity in the Medoc

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Chateau Leoville Poyferre dates back to 1638, at the time, Leoville was the largest property in the Medoc. Over time and several generations it has become fragmented. Leoville Poyferre’s grand wine began its legacy in 1840 and was anointed a Second Classified Growth 15 years later. Didier Cuvelier has been in charge of the chateau’s well-being since 1979. The Bourgeois ... Read More »

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