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And what exactly is a sparkling wine?

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Simply put, a “sparkling” wine is a wine with bubbles. However, “bubbles” just scratches the surface as the world of sparkling wines is large and diverse, with a dazzling array of wines produced all over the globe, each with their own unique personality. Sparkling wines range from very dry, to sweet and from a delicate fizziness to scintillating effervesce. While ... Read More »

Congratulating World’s Best Sommelier Paolo Basso with Chateau Peyrabon

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World’s Best Sommelier Paolo Basso with Chateau Peyrabon 2010 The Best Sommelier in the World Swiss-Italian Sommelier Paolo Basso, posing here with a Jeroboam of Chateau Peyrabon 2010, was named The Best Sommelier of the World last month after competing against 53 other world-renown sommeliers at the 14th annual competition held by Association de la Sommelerie Internationale (ASI) in Japan. Basso was educated in ... Read More »

Three Great Second Growths from 2009

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Leoville Poyferre, Montrose and Rauzan-Gassies: great 2009 Second Growths Everyone can agree that 2009 was an incredible year in Bordeaux, and Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2009, Chateau Montrose 2009, Chateau Rauzan-Gassies 2009 are all stellar examples of stunning Second Growth wines from the acclaimed vintage. Called “the vintage of the century” by many critics, it produced powerfully opulent wines that are rich in fresh fruits. The perfect growing season ... Read More »

What are “En Primeur” wines or “Wine Futures”?

En Primeur week has arrived in Bordeaux, and we want to share this distinctly Bordelais tradition with you! What? “En Primeur,” sometimes called “Wine Futures,” is a way for anyone to buy the most highly-demanded top-level Bordeaux wines 1-2 years before they are bottled and released on the market. When? Each spring, thousands of wine professionals visit Bordeaux for the opening of the primeur campaign where ... Read More »

Millesima – Press Review: Latour Releases Older Wines—Is Anyone Buying?

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The Bordeaux first-growth, sitting out this year’s futures campaign, releases an allocation of its 1995 Suzanne Mustacich Posted: March 22, 2013 No one said reinventing the way Bordeaux does business would be easy. On March 19, first-growth Château Latour announced the release of three wines from past vintages, including Latour 1995, from the winery’s cellars. The sale is a model ... Read More »

Millesima doesn’t boycott the Chateau Latour

Right to reply – “Millesima doesn’t boycott the Chateau Latour” Context : Millesima could read in the press and on social networks since Wednesday – after the announcement on the 20th of March in Bordeaux by our CEO – founder Patrick Bernard – that the article titled “Millesima boycott Chateau Latour” was the origin of quite some reactions (perhaps even ... Read More »

Parker’s 2010 Pessac-Léognan Favourites

Parker’s 2010 Pessac-Léognan Favourites Wine Critic Robert Parker was effusive in his praise for Pessac-Léognan’s 2010 vintage.  He awarded two chateaux of the appelation his coveted perfect 100 score: Chateau Haut Brion and Chateau Pape-Clement.   The 2010 vintage in Pessac-Léognan reached perfect ripness in all red grape varieties resulting in a stunning concentration of flavors and aromas. Haut-Brion Red Re-release score : ... Read More »

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