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Millesima Blog Awards 2017: A lovely En Primeurs week in Bordeaux

The 2017 edition of the Millesima Blog Awards has concluded. Here is a quick summary of all the wines, chateaux, meals, and places that our winners were able to visit and taste. Sunday Our bloggers arrived on Saturday afternoon and enjoyed a drink at the Victor Bar with the InterContinental – Le Grand Hotel’s Head Sommelier. Shortly after, they had ... Read More »

Domain Guigal: Rhone Valley’s source of magic

Founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, the principal commune of the Cote-Rotie appellation, which is one the most prestigious in the Rhone Valley. The Domain E. Guigal new how to develop quickly to become a staple of the Rhone Valley. In 1995 the acqusition of Chateau Ampuis – a monumental historical event- helped E. Guigal make his great ... Read More »

Wine Futures/Primeurs Alerts – Be one of the first to receive notifications about 2016 releases

Wine Futures Alerts 2016 – Don’t miss out! Our 6th edition of Wine Futures/En Primeur Alerts will give you access to the highly anticipated 2016 vintage. The 2015 vintage experienced very mild weather, these ideal weather conditions allowed the wines to reach optimal maturity. The 2016 vintage is rumoured to be better than those of 2009 and 2010. In terms of balance ... Read More »

InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel : elegance incarnated

In 1779 the architect Victor Louis built Bordeaux’s Grand Theatre at the heart of the famous area of the Grands Hommes. This superb building is a reference-point in the discipline of architecture. In 1789, the architect signed another contract, facing the emblematic building: Mr. Sacriste de Rolly’s hotel at Place de la Comedie. This is how the InterContinental Bordeaux® – ... Read More »

Millesima Blog Awards 2017: The Program for our Winners

On February the 6th, the jury of Millesima Blog Awards 2017 rendered its verdict. This year, the winners of the competition are Rob Frisch, Daniel Ercsey, Lisa Denning, Chiara Bassi, Jeff Burrows and Agnes Nemeth. As a reminder, the MBA is a competition organized for the exceptional community of wine bloggers around the world. This year, Millesima has partnered with ... Read More »

Château Margaux: A rich history and an exceptional wine

Everyone who is slightly interested in the world of wine and its history, know Chateau Margaux. Several owners allowed it to evolve over time, the property has had its fair share of ups and downs. From la Mothe de Margaux in the 12th century to its incredible fame today, the atypical course of this Chateau is built on a history ... Read More »

The Primeurs Panorama 2015: 1 year anniversary is almost here!

Millesima created an event specifically for wine-professionals 28 years ago. A few days before the new vintage is released, we offer the opportunity to re-taste the 2015 futures, just before bottling. This event is an unforgettable tasting that allows many critics and journalists to confirm or revise the grades they gave in April 2015 (Primeurs/Futures Week). 2015 Primeurs: a privileged ... Read More »