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Chateau Olivier: A Rich History of Fine Wine

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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 »

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

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The history of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, situated in the appellation St. Julien, dates back to the 18th century.  Founded in 1720 by the Bergeron family, the estate quickly gained a prominent reputation under their guidance. However, the estate was sold to the Ducru family in 1795. Bertrand Ducru hired a Parisian architect to renovate the estate and invested a lot of ... Read More »

The Classification System of Champagne

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Four spectacular landscapes The vineyards of Champagne are divided into four regions with specific characteristics. These divisions, made ​​according to the different geological features, allow producers to highlight the diversity of the Champagne region. The Côte des Blancs:  A privileged area celebrated for the “blanc de blancs”, this region lies about fifteen miles south of Epernay. Here, the Chardonnay is ... Read More »

Champagne, the queen of sparkling wines

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The history of the Champagne vineyards dates to Roman times. They were later in the care of Caltholic bishops – including the eminent Archbishop of Reims – who developed methods of cultivation and winemaking techniques that are still used today. In the Middle Ages, sparkling wines are already known, but their creation was by accident. Indeed, it was the result ... Read More »

Provence

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26 centuries old, this vineyard region is considered the first in France. 2600 years ago, the Phoenicians were the first to bring vines into the country. After the fall of the Roman Empire, it was not until the early Middle Ages that they were cultivated again by the monastic orders. This activity was then passed on to noble families and ... Read More »

Côte de Nuits – land of the Grands Crus

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The history of the Côte de Nuits is closely intertwined with the history of Burgundy. The region was first developed by Cistercian monks. Very active in the local viticulture scene at the time, the monks owned the famous Clos de Vougeot. Later, the production area witnessed an increase in notoriety thanks to Napoleon. Apparently, the emperor would only drink Chambertin. ... Read More »

The Collectors Tasting Case of 2013 Bordeaux Wine Futures

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Whether you are already a collector or just an educated consumer looking to buy some fine wine, Millesima is pleased to present you with the opportunity to create your own 2013 Bordeaux futures mixed case. From our wide range of wines you can choose six bottles of the best Bordeaux has to offer. The product of a very technical year ... Read More »

Champagne Billecart-Salmon

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Since its founding in 1818 by Elisabeth Salmon and Nicolas-Francois Billecart, the champagne house Billecart-Salmon is now run in seventh generation and is still family-owned. The high quality standards and the savoir-faire passed down from generation to generation and the family Billecart-Salmon has preserved its principles over two centuries: producing quality, the pursuit of excellence.   Terroir, tradition and modernity ... Read More »

Futures 2013: La Maison Tardieu-Laurent

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La Maison Tardieu-Laurent is an upscale wine merchant located in the Rhone Valley. It was created in the early 90’s by Michel Tardieu – now the sole owner – and the Burgundian Dominique Laurent. It now is releasing its futures, with a very good 2013 vintage, despite the complicated conditions. An exceptional selection: To access the finest vintages, the house brilliantly ... Read More »

Win 120 Bottles of 2011 Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine

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To celebrate the 9th Edition of the Weekend des Grand Crus, Millesima and the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux are offering an amazing chance for wine lovers to add to their collections. The Grand Prize winner will receive 120 Bordeaux grand cru wines from members of the Union valued at €3500. Additional winners will receive vouchers valid on the ... Read More »

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