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Langhe and Barbera – New Piedmont Wine Selection

Piedmont [Piemonte] is Italy’s largest wine region and undeniably home to the most prestigious Italian vintages. The name, Piemonte (at the foot of the mountain), refers to the region’s geographical position: surrounded by both the Alps and Apennines. Piedmont wine heritage, traditions, and farming date back to the 4th century BC. With over 50 protected designation of origin (PDO) representing ... Read More »

Il Borro, a village in the heart of Tuscany

Il Borro – The winery of the Ferragamo family In 1993 Ferruccio Ferragamo acquired Il Borro, an estate in the heart of Tuscany. He initiated studies to examine the soil and the perfect grape variety to plant there in order to produce wines that represent the expression of their terroir. He also renovated the winery completely since it was in ... Read More »

Joseph Mellot – Loire

A family history that dates back to the year 1513   The name “Mellot” is connected with viticulture since 1513. César Mellot was the wine consultant at the board of Louis XIV and was the head of a whole dynasty of passionate winemakers, who passed on the knowledge from generation to generation. In the 1920s, Alphonse Mellot was one of ... Read More »

Yves Cuilleron – Rhone Valley

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 »

Villa Baulieu – Provence

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

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

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 »

Chianti Classico celebrates its 300 years

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

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

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 »