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Primeurs 2016 | Chateau Lafite-Rothschild : An Ageless Wine

Lafite-Rothschild is one of the first 1855 Classified Growths in Bordeaux. It is a wine that is just as timeless as the chateau itself. Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is known for being beautiful, powerful, and elegant. The domain has been growing wine in the Pauillac appellation since 1670. The wines, already works of art, improve with age in the same way as ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Releases of 18/05/2017

En Primeurs 2016 18/05/2017 Chateau de Sales

The 2016 Primeurs campaign is well underway. Today we present releases from the Pomerol, Saint Emilion & Lalande de Pomerol appellations:  Chateau de Sales – Pomerol Chateau de Sales is the largest property in the Pomerol appellation with 47.50 hectares. The castle itself was built in the 17th century and is incredibly elegant. The terroir is typical of Pomerol and has gravel, sand, ... Read More »

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande: Historic Domain in the Medoc

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande: Historic Domain in the Medoc Historic property in the Medoc, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande was created in the 17th century by Pierre de Mazure de Rauzan, a true role player in the history of Bordeaux wine. The Chateau didn’t receive its current name until Virginie, daughter of Joseph de Pichon Longueville and ... Read More »

InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel : elegance incarnated

In 1779 the architect Victor Louis built Bordeaux’s Grand Theatre at the heart of the famous area of the Grands Hommes. This superb building is a reference-point in the discipline of architecture. In 1789, the architect signed another contract, facing the emblematic building: Mr. Sacriste de Rolly’s hotel at Place de la Comedie. This is how the InterContinental Bordeaux® – ... Read More »

Millesima Blog Awards 2017: The Program for our Winners

On February the 6th, the jury of Millesima Blog Awards 2017 rendered its verdict. This year, the winners of the competition are Rob Frisch, Daniel Ercsey, Lisa Denning, Chiara Bassi, Jeff Burrows and Agnes Nemeth. As a reminder, the MBA is a competition organized for the exceptional community of wine bloggers around the world. This year, Millesima has partnered with ... Read More »

Château Margaux: A rich history and an exceptional wine

Everyone who is slightly interested in the world of wine and its history, know Chateau Margaux. Several owners allowed it to evolve over time, the property has had its fair share of ups and downs. From la Mothe de Margaux in the 12th century to its incredible fame today, the atypical course of this Chateau is built on a history ... Read More »

Blog Awards 2017 – And the 6 winners are…

The public vote on our Facebook pages ended on Friday 27 January at 23:59, after a very large participation of the voters – over 4,000 votes, compared to 1,190 in 2016. Our Grand Jury selected 18 finalists by the quality and originality of the submitted articles. These 18 individuals won a magnum from Château Pichon Baron 2011 (second growth in ... Read More »

Domaine Billaud-Simon, fine wines from Chablis

Domaine Billaud-Simon has been established in the Chablis wine region since 1815 and covers 17 hectares of Chardonnay’s vines. All the parcels at Domaine Billaud-Simon are planted within a two kilometres radius, in the commune of Chablis, in the heart of the historical appellation. Burgundy’s terroirs produce wines with distinctive personalities. The Chablis terroir (marine sediments, algae and shells), gives ... Read More »

Château Suduiraut – An exceptional wine with golden-straw reflections

Chateau Suduiraut bottle blog awards

Located in the prestigious Sauterne appellation, Chateau Suduiraut is a classified first growth from the 1855 classification of Sauternes (not to be confused with the Left Bank classification of the same year), alongside with Chateau d’Yquem. The estate spreads over 92 hectares of vines, on a rich terroir of sandy and gravelly soils, which perfectly keep the heat from the ... Read More »

Château Petit-Village, in the heart of Pomerol

The domaine belonged to several owners throughout the XIX century. The history of the Château Petit-Village starts in 1919, when Ferdinand Ginestet, a famous wine merchant from Bordeaux, took over the domaine.  In 1971, his daughter Madame Prats became director of the château, who was succeeded then by her son Bruno, a great personality that contributed to the development and ... Read More »