Bordeaux Futures: exceptional releases for 2012 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 2012, Lynch-Bages 2012 Rauzan-Segla 2012 all released their Futures prices yesterday! The Bordeaux Futures season is off to an exciting start with several top chateaux releases, all with prices that are down for the 2012 vintage. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2012: a huge drop -33%! For Chateau Mouton Rothschild, the 2012 vintage was year was ... Read More »
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The Weekend des Grands Crus – Bordeaux – 18 & 19 May 2013 Hangar 14 – Quai des Chartrons – Bordeaux This year, the 8th annual Weekend des Grands Crus will be held on 18 and 19 May, organized by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux. The highlight of this event is the Saturday tasting that provides a rare, ... Read More »
En Primeurs: Appellation Margaux Chateau Rauzan-Segla released its 2012 prices today, they are 27% lower than last year Appellation Margaux Margaux is the largest of the six communal appellations in the Médoc and one with the highest number of Grand Cru Classés (21). The soil is composed of gravel and pebbles set in sandy clay. With a majority of Cabernet ... Read More »
Bordeaux Futures: Iconic Pauillac estate Chateau Mouton Rothschild releases its 2012 prices and they are 33% less than last year Chateau Mouton Rothschild For Chateau Mouton Rothschild’s 2012 vintage, the year was full of contrasts. A cold and dry winter was followed by an unreliable spring and an exceedingly dry summer. The harvest began on October 1 and ended on October 15. 2012 ... Read More »
Franciacorta hails from a region bearing the same name and is Italy’s finest sparkling wine. Located in north central Italy to the east of Milan, Franciacorta is one of just 73 Italian wine regions who hold the status of DOCG status, meaning Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita or “controlled designation of origin”. Roman History The history of vine-growing and winemaking ... Read More »
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 »
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 »