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Billecart-Salmon | A Family, A House, A Signature Style

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 A boutique Champagne House, whose effervescent cuvee is favoured among sommeliers and wine critics around the world, Billecart-Salmon is truly a brand to know and know about. Tucked off the streets of Mareuil-sur-Ay, away from the grandeur of Champagne’s other luxurious Houses, Billecart-Salmon is defined by its signature style, which consistently favours finesse and delicacy over boldness and power. The ... Read More »

Gerhard Richter Designs the New Label for the Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2015

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Since 1945, a great artist has been chosen each year to illustrate the label of the new vintage of Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The legendary chateau thus offers through its bottles not only one of the most prized wines of Bordeaux, but also a collection that, from year to year, brings together the most famous names in contemporary art. A Legacy of Art in ... Read More »

Three Suggested Pairings with the Masterpieces of Ruinart

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We met up with Caroline Fiot, Oenologist of the prestigious Ruinart Champagne House, who shared with us four wonderful food pairings with the most famous cuvees of the domain. Take a look at these creative ideas for your holiday party! A Unique Style Aside from being the oldest of Champagne Houses, dedicated exclusively to the production of Champagne since 1729, Ruinart is ... Read More »

Xavier Vignon | Mastering the Art of the Blend in the Rhone

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When Xavier Vignon first moved to the Southern Rhone Valley in the mid-1990’s, he fell head over heels in love with the region. A stunning diversity of varietals, terroirs and wines that changed from vintage to vintage, the place had everything to capture the attention of this traveling wine maker and convince him to stay for good. Since then, Vignon has earned ... Read More »

220 Years of Maison Louis Latour

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Maison Louis Latour is one of those great names in the world of wine, which will always remain synonymous with excellence in Burgundy. This prestigious estate, managed by 11 generations of Latour men, has seen 220 years of wine-making history, marked by a series of tactful expansions, a delicate balance between tradition and modernity, and the creation of a remarkable ... Read More »

Maison Bollinger | Two Centuries of Family Legacy in Champagne

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From the very moment that Athanase de Villermont recognised the unparalleled potential of his family estate, the prestigious Maison Bollinger has been synonymous with excellence in Champagne. The property has been passed down from generation to generation for nearly two centuries, with each new family member contributing a unique ingredient to the business, just as each parcel of vines and reserves ... Read More »

Dom Perignon Reveals its 2009 Vintage Cuvee

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The prestigious Dom Perignon House has recently announced the release of its 2009 vintage, an iconic cuvee marking the end of a very successful decade in Champagne. This vintage, which achieves perfect maturity and balance, seemed to demand attention throughout its conception. The Dom Perignon Vintage 2009 : A Year of Extreme Conditions   Produced exclusively in the best years, the Dom Perignon ... Read More »

Domaine Louis Cheze: The Success Story of a Self-Taught Winemaker

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When Louis Cheze took over his family farm in 1978, his goal was to have 10 hectares dedicated to grapevines. Thanks to his passion, determination and natural curiosity, the estate now covers 35 hectares over a variety of appellations. The vineyards of Domaine Louis Cheze, located in the heart of northern Cotes du Rhone produce a beautiful range of Viognier, ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | The 2016 Vintage at Chateau Lynch-Bages

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A vintage like none other, 2016 at Chateau Lynch-Bages enjoys a profile characterised by intense colour, very clear fruit aromas, a relatively good acidity and very powerful, yet velvety, tannins. Despite the uneven weather conditions, the 2016 vintage turned out to be quite remarkable! A recap of this year at Chateau Lynch-Bages: Climatic Conditions of the Vintage The season began ... Read More »

Domaines Ott | A Century of Know-How in an Emblematic Bottle

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When Marcel Ott purchased the first of three Ott estates in 1896, he saw potential in the stunning landscape of Provence and its unique, diverse terroirs. And while it took a century of replanting and restructuring, the Ott family successfully transformed these vineyards from phylloxera-ridden land where only olives lavender and mulberry trees would grow, into one of the most ... Read More »

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