A prestigious ambassador to the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, Chateau de Beaucastel is truly a story of family heritage. The estate’s signature blend is determined, vintage after vintage, by an annual assemblage of the Perrin family. The estate’s Hommage a Jacques Perrin is one of those very rare and ultra-premium cuvees considered one of the best in the world, regularly awarded the highest honours by ... Read More »
A boutique Champagne House, whose effervescent cuvee is favoured among sommeliers and wine critics ...
We’ve all been in the situation before. A dusty, ancient bottle of Bordeaux is brought out by ...
Since 1945, a great artist has been chosen each year to illustrate the label of the new vintage of C...
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When most people hear the word “wine critic,” there is only one name that automatically comes to mind. And while Robert Parker and his The Wine Advocate have, no doubt, been extremely influential in the world of wine – his 100-point system often directly affecting the price and recognition of a wine – there are certainly many other writers and ... Read More »
In the world of fine wine, the Rothschild family needs no introduction. Their legacy dates back 150 years, to the purchase of Chateau Brane-Mouton by Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853 and that of Chateau Lafite by James Mayer de Rothschild in 1868. These two estates were to become Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, respectively, two of the most prestigious ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
A bottle of wine is like a message whispered by the winemaker into the ears of the taster about the varietal and the terroir of its origin. In Millesima Tips #1 (Vine Cycle) and #2 (Varietals), we discussed the basis of that message and, in the two articles that followed, how the winemaker conveys it in the creation of a wine. In the ... Read More »
As discussed in the previous episode of our Millesima Tips series, serving temperature is important to allow a wine to fully express itself. Similarly, the vessel from which it is sipped also holds great significance for the tasting experience. While some glasses may over-accentuate the bitterness or acidity of a wine, which mask the fruity and fresh qualities, others may bring the ... Read More »