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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 »

The appellation of Sauternes Barsac

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The sweet white wines of Sauternes come from the vineyards totaling only 2,000 hectares, representing only 2% of the entire Bordeaux region. Located on an exceptional terroir, the communes of; Sauternes, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Barsac, enjoy a unique microclimate and an agreeable variety of soils (gravel, clay (sometimes ferruginous), and passing limestone) where the vines of white Semillon, Sauvignon ... Read More »

Discover The Médoc Appellation

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A Saving Rally The vineyards of the Médoc, located in Bordeaux, date back to the Gallo-Roman period. Renowned for centuries, the Médoc has a rich economic past. The producing area of the Médoc was rediscovered during the 60s, as a second rising came from the French returning from North Africa. Indeed, those who returned settled on the viticulture lands, having ... Read More »

Haut-Médoc: A Late Awakening

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Although the vineyards of Bordeaux have a very long tradition, dating back to Roman times, the Haut-Médoc was truly born in the 18th century. Industry players – the business community in Chatrons (whether it be the wine negociants or the great Bordeaux proprietors) – deployed significant efforts to prioritize this region during the period. A highly successful organization that today ... Read More »

Great Wines at Great Prices!

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Contrary to popular opinion highly-rated wines don’t have to break the bank Time and time again people are voicing their complaints that French wine can just be too expensive to justify. Here to prove that this does not have to be the case, Millesima has created a collection of highly rated wines by both Robert Parker and James Suckling where ... 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 »

Chateau Margaux: A History of Unique Style

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Centuries of History Known since the 12th Century as La Mothe de Margaux, the estate was not always a wine producing. This practice will slowly be cultivated over time by a number of significant Lords.  However, it was the family Lestonnac, who in 1572 developed the great estate as we know it today. Over the course of ten years they ... 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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