A mention of the word “Champagne” often conjures up the image of the grand Champagne Houses of Reims, stone palaces looming behind wrought iron gates, hundreds of hectares planted with vines that produce millions of bottles of lavishly labelled bubbly. And there is certainly nothing wrong with that, as Champagne, by definition, is a product of prestige. But for connoisseurs seeking something smaller, ... Read More »
Planted in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, near the mythical city of Shangri-La in the Yunnan...
Browse the white section of the wine list at almost any good seafood-specialised restaurant in town ...
A mention of the word “Champagne” often conjures up the image of the grand Champagne Hou...
Chateau La Conseillante is widely regarded as one of the most emblematic properties of Bordeaux̵...
Reigning over 100 hectares of vines, almost 1/6th of the Barbaresco appellation’s total vineyard area, is Produttori del Barbaresco, a cooperative made up of over 60 local wine-growers. Officially founded in 1958, this collaboration can trace back its roots to 1894, when Domizio Cavazza of the Royal Oenological School of Alba created the first cooperative of small landowners in the ... Read More »
Every once in a while, in the world of wine, we come across a story that inspires and teaches a valuable lesson. The story of Elena Walch – her namesake winery and label – is one of those, a story of success achieved through one woman’s focus on her own instinct and gritty hard work. When Elena was hired in her ... Read More »
Chateau La Conseillante is widely regarded as one of the most emblematic properties of Bordeaux’s Right Bank, located just east of Saint-Emilion in the Pomerol appellation. This stunning property has survived throughout the centuries and become a true legend among the wines of Pomerol. Let’s take a closer look at this historical chateau, where ultimate refinement means great winemaking finesse. A Rich Family Heritage ... Read More »
With the deadlines for the 2018 edition of the Millesima Blog Awards just around the corner, we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Chateau Clerc Milon, a 5th Growth classified in 1855 and located in the Pauillac appellation. Let’s take a closer look at the history, terroir and know-how of this majestic and historical property whose wonderful wines will be tasted by the finalists during their visit to Bordeaux ... Read More »
The holidays are upon us, and the shopping lists have been drafted up and checked twice. In a previous article we suggested wines to pair with classic Christmas hors d’oeuvres and dishes. But what to serve with all those indulgent holiday desserts? For those with a sweet tooth, we recommend a nice Sauternes from Bordeaux, best served chilled with blue cheese or ... Read More »
In our last article about old vintage red wines, we discussed some of the key factors in ageing wines, opening and serving them. We spoke about why exactly some wines are better for cellaring, while others are meant to be consumed young. We also highlighted some of the best vintages in the Bordeaux region, including 1949, 1982 and the most recent ... Read More »