Wine News

Millesima Celebrates International Women’s Day

In honour of this year’s International Women’s Day, taking place on Thursday, March 8th, we have decided to take a closer look at women’s changing role in the global wine industry and to highlight some of our favourite lady wine makers and winery owners along the way. Discover the increasingly influential role of women in a historically male-dominated industry and ... Read More »

Ao Yun | In a Virgin Wine Region at Himalayan Heights

Planted in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, near the mythical city of Shangri-La in the Yunnan province of southwestern China, the vineyards of the Ao Yun estate produce a truly special New-New World wine, a masterful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. As part of the newest project of luxury goods empire LVMH – the talented team behind Chateau ... Read More »

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

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 »

Chateau Margaux 2015 : A Tribute to Paul Pontallier

For the first time in its history and for the vintage of 2015 only, Chateau Margaux drapes its Grand Vin in a new outfit to distinguish a vintage that is truly out of the ordinary. The new bottle serves as tribute to an exceptional year, to two centuries of design and to the estate’s former General Manager Paul Pontallier, who passed away ... Read More »

Focus on Organic Wines | A Fast-Growing Trend in the World of Wine

A quick glance at the statistics on organic wine imports and sales makes clear that this fast-growing trend is here to stay. We have no doubt all seen “Organic” sections popping up in our local wine shops and bars. But what exactly is organic wine and how did it become so popular? Is it better for you? Where is it ... Read More »

Mois Krug 2017 | A Legendary Champagne and the Mysterious Mushroom

During the annual celebration of “Mois Krug” (“Krug Month”), the prestigious Champagne House invites Krug enthusiasts around the world to discover their newest featured pairing: the Krug Grande Cuvee and the mushroom.  The Legacy of Joseph Krug The elaboration of each bottle of Krug Grande Cuvee involves a careful selection of the perfect blend, one which often comprises over 120 ... Read More »

The Early Harvests of Vintage 2017

So far, the 2017 growing season in wine regions across Europe has definitely come with some ups and downs. Late April saw a bitter frost in many of the continent’s most celebrated appellations, followed by severe hailstorms, which badly damaged fragile shoots and buds. And now, following an extremely hot and dry summer, the harvest season is already upon us… 2 weeks ... Read More »

Chateau Malartic-Lagravière celebrates hosting La Fête de la Fleur 2017

Behind the scenes at the  Fête de la Fleur Gala Dinner     Excitement is building around preparations for the Fête de la Fleur, to be held as Vinexpo’s closing event at Château Malartic-Lagravière on 21 June. To  welcome  the  1,500  select  guests  invited by the Commanderie du Bontemps, the Bonnie family – owners  of  Château Malartic-Lagravière – is planning a truly ... Read More »

June 10th | Third Annual Rosé Day

National Rose Day

As we enter the warmer months, chilled bottles of rosé replace the buxom reds in our wine cabinets. We celebrate the third annual International Rosé Day. But what exactly is rosé, this wine so closely associated with sunshine and summertime? A big misconception arises from the colour, which ranges from onion-skin orange to vibrant purple, depending on the varietal of grape ... Read More »

May 26th: International Day of Chardonnay

International Day of Chardonnay

As the world’s most planted and versatile varietal, Chardonnay needs no introduction. Nor does one need a particular reason to indulge in a glass or two. But wine lovers may want to mark their calendars for May 26th, 2017 a day on which Chardonnay is to be internationally celebrated. Chardonnay and Terroir The popularity of Chardonnay can be attributed to its “blank slate” nature, ... Read More »