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Yves Cuilleron – Rhone Valley

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Yves Cuilleron- a passionate winemaker For 3 generations, wine has always played a major role in the history of the Cuilleron family. The paternal grandfather began growing grapes in the Rhône Valley in 1920. In 1947 he sold the first bottled wines. Antoine Cuilleron became the director of the winery in 1960 and passed it on to his nephew, Yves ... Read More »

Maison Trimbach – A classic from Alsace

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Maison Trimbach – Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris   The origins of the Trimbach family date back to 1626 when Jean Trimbach came to Riquewihr in Alsace. Since then, the estate has been passed on from father to son for 12 generations. Shortly after the First World War the family Trimbach left Hunawihr and settled down in Ribeauvillé where Frédéric Théodore – director ... Read More »

Villa Baulieu – Provence

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Villa Baulieu – A Jewelry of Provence The 2000 year old vineyard of the estate Villa Baulieu lies in the heart of the appellation of Provence on volcanic soils. It was Henri III., who has built the property in 1576 and it has been owned by several different great Provencal families who have always respected the tradition of the vineyard and the ... Read More »

Domaine de La Bégude – AOC Bandol

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Domaine de La Bégude – Overlooking the Mediterranean sea The Domaine de la Bégude spreads out over a wide area of 500 hectares, of which 17 hectares consist of vineyards. They produce reds, whites and rosé wines. These vineyards of Domaine de La Bégude are situated on more than 400 meters above sea level and provide a beautiful open  view of ... Read More »

In Memoriam of Denis Dubourdieu

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Denis Dubourdieu died at the age of 67 The wine world just heard of the sad news about the passing of Denis Dubourdieu, the wine expert, researcher, winemaker and owner of many Bordeaux chateaux. Denis Dubourdieu died at the age of 67. He revolutionized the world of white wines with a technical and sensitive approach that earned him the nickname ... Read More »

Wines of New Zealand

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New Zealand – Land of Diversity The history of the wines of New Zealand its vineyards dates back to 1819, when a French bishop planted the first vines. Today there are only a handful of very old wineries still existing. The wine industry in the country is not older than 25 years. However, the progress in quality is remarkable, in spite of this ... Read More »

Chianti Classico celebrates its 300 years

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300 years of Chianti Classico Created in 1716 by Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, the prestigious appellation of Chianti Classico is celebrating its 300th birthday! The wines produced in Chianti Classico are like the landscapes of Tuscany to which it belongs: singular and spectacular. The Sangiovese grape, the veritable soul of region, rules over these terroirs. It particularly ... Read More »

Château Cheval Blanc – Futures 2015

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Château Cheval Blanc Appellation: Saint-Émilion Classification: 1er cru classé “A”   The estate dates to 1832, when the Ducasse family purchased land from Figeac. It is unusual in that its 39 hectares of vineyard plots have remained unchanged since 1871. In 1998, it was purchased by Bernard Arnaut and Baron Albert Frère, and has been managed by Pierre Lurton ever ... Read More »

Château Lafite-Rothschild – Futures 2015

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Château Lafite-Rothschild Appellation: Pauillac Classification: 1er cru classé en 1855 Frequently recognized as the very best of Bordeaux grand crus, Lafite was originally owned by the legendary Ségur family. It was purchased by Baron James de Rothschild in 1868, who subsequently gave the estate its current name. “Lafite” is derived from the Gascon word la hite, meaning a knoll. The ... Read More »

Château L’Évangile – Futures 2015

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Château L’Évangile Appellation: Pomerol Chateau L’Evangile was established as Fazilleau in the eighteenth century by the Léglise family, who were instrumental in the creation of Pomerol’s vineyards. In 1990, the estate was purchased by Domaines Barons de Rothschild with the promise to maintain the chateau’s high standards. 1998, and the cellar extensively renovated in 2004. The vineyards are neighbours to Pétrus, ... Read More »

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