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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 »

Focus on Port | The Treasure of the Douro

With the holiday season just around the corner, we thought it would be helpful to focus on a wine that often appears on the table, but which not many people seem to know much about at all. We understand the (many) sources of confusion. This is a red sweet wine, so how is it different than its common white dessert wine ... Read More »

California : Napa Valley, Paso Robles and emblematic wines

California wines

California is the fourth largest wine-growing region in the world. Although its history already began a few centuries ago, it’s since the 60s of the last century that California, and especially Napa Valley, has begun to become known worldwide. The success of Napa Valley has been strongly influenced by the human factor, above all by the great visionary Robert Mondavi. ... Read More »

Clos Henri | Old World Know-How on New World Terroir

After nearly 12 years spent searching for the perfect terroir onto which to expand their rich legacy of winemaking, the Bourgeois family of France chose the Marlborough region of New Zealand. The Clos Henri estate now extends over 109 hectares of land, characterised by a variety of soils that adds great complexity to the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir produced there. ... Read More »

Cloudy Bay | The Pearl of New Zealand

Cloudy Bay

Cloudy Bay was one of the first wineries to be established in the Marlborough area of New Zealand. Founded 30 years ago by David Hohnen – also founder of Cape Mentelle in Australia – the estate now covers nearly 310 hectares. In 2014 the estate celebrated its 30th vintage. The property gets its name from its ideal geographical location between the ... Read More »

Harlan Estate, a legendary wine from Napa Valley

Situated in the heart of Napa Valley, hole to one of the best Cabernet-Sauvignons, Harlan Estate is set above the bench lands of Oakville, north of San Francisco. A powerful wine, Harlan Estate has become a cult favourite and rightfully deserves its title of Premier Cru in California. Harlan Estate, Bill Harlan’s labour of passion The domain was founded in ... Read More »

Wines of New Zealand

New Zealand – Land of Diversity The history of the wines of New Zealand its vineyards dates back to 1819, when a French bishop planted the first vines. Today there are only a handful of very old wineries still existing. The wine industry in the country is not older than 25 years. However, the progress in quality is remarkable, in spite of this ... Read More »

Bodega Numanthia: Power and complexity from a unique Spanish terroir

Bodega Numanthia

History of Bodega Numanthia Bodega Numanthia is located in the middle of the Toro appellation, in the northwest of Spain. Founded in 1998, it belongs to the LVMH group and is run by Lucas Löwi. However, the winery’s history dates from much further back. The domain’s name comes from the ancient city of Numantia, whose Celtic-Iberian inhabitants resisted the Roman invasion in 134 BC. ... Read More »

Clarendon Hills, Grands Crus from Australia

Clarendon Hills

Clarendon Hills, A lightning rise   Roman Bratasiuk, a passionate winegrower, definitively changed the Australian wine landscape when he founded domain Clarendon Hills in 1990. Self-taught man, he has been learning about winemaking continuously, pushing his wines always further. Personal investment has paid off since international critics have rapidly considered his wines as exceptional and capable of a level equivalent ... Read More »

Quinta do Noval – Symbol of the Douro Valley

Quinta do Noval – Symbol of the Douro Valley

It is filled with history that Portuguese domain Quinta do Noval – conducted by Christian Seely (Managing Director) since 1993 and Antonia Agrellos (Technical Manager) – it reveals us its incredible potential. Founded in 1715, this 145 hectare of unique property benefits from a privileged location, nested in the Pinhão Valley, in the middle of the Douro Valley. The Quinta ... Read More »