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Thierry Germain: The apologue of taste and terroir

Thierry Germain’s introduction to the wine world Born into a family of Bordeaux wine growers, Thierry Germain realized his wine-making dream early on in life: to be the owner of his own domain. After searching for plots of land from Bordeaux to Hungary, he set his heart on Anjou (in the Loire Valley) and the Domain des Roches Neuves, a property that produced ... Read More »

Blog Awards 2017 – And the 6 winners are…

The public vote on our Facebook pages ended on Friday 27 January at 23:59, after a very large participation of the voters – over 4,000 votes, compared to 1,190 in 2016. Our Grand Jury selected 18 finalists by the quality and originality of the submitted articles. These 18 individuals won a magnum from Château Pichon Baron 2011 (second growth in ... Read More »

Domaine Geantet-Pansiot – the elite wines of Burgundy

A story about family Founded in 1954, the Domaine Geantet-Pansiot came into existence the day that Edmond Geantet married Bernadette Pansiot. The couple settled in Gevrey where they began to use three hectares of wine that belonged to the Gevrey-Chambertin and Burgundy appellations.  The owners expanded their domain with ongoing purchases of hectares of vines. In 1977, their son, Vincent Geantet, started to work for the family ... Read More »

Domaine Billaud-Simon, fine wines from Chablis

Domaine Billaud-Simon has been established in the Chablis wine region since 1815 and covers 17 hectares of Chardonnay’s vines. All the parcels at Domaine Billaud-Simon are planted within a two kilometres radius, in the commune of Chablis, in the heart of the historical appellation. Burgundy’s terroirs produce wines with distinctive personalities. The Chablis terroir (marine sediments, algae and shells), gives ... Read More »


The passion of the terroir Caiarossa is embedded in the heart of Tuscany, surrounded by nature and idyll. The property was established in 1998 and was formerly a manor house. This estate developed very quickly, presenting its incredible terroirs, which are supported by a philosophy of beauty and simplicity. In 2004 it was acquired by Eric Albada Jelgersma. The Dutch ... Read More »

The 2017 Blog Awards Finalists

Our venerable jury has selected the finalists in each category for the 2017 Blog Awards! We would like to thank everyone who entered; the quality of writing was extremely high and it was not an easy task to narrow it down to just 18 finalists. Voting is Now Open! The finalist in each category and each region with the most votes wins ... Read More »

Château Suduiraut – An exceptional wine with golden-straw reflections

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Located in the prestigious Sauterne appellation, Chateau Suduiraut is a classified first growth from the 1855 classification of Sauternes (not to be confused with the Left Bank classification of the same year), alongside with Chateau d’Yquem. The estate spreads over 92 hectares of vines, on a rich terroir of sandy and gravelly soils, which perfectly keep the heat from the ... Read More »