Author Archives: Frédéric LOT

Chateau Malartic-Lagravière celebrates hosting La Fête de la Fleur 2017

Behind the scenes at the  Fête de la Fleur Gala Dinner     Excitement is building around preparations for the Fête de la Fleur, to be held as Vinexpo’s closing event at Château Malartic-Lagravière on 21 June. To  welcome  the  1,500  select  guests  invited by the Commanderie du Bontemps, the Bonnie family – owners  of  Château Malartic-Lagravière – is planning a truly ... 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 »

Champagne Grand Siècle: Handcrafted art of highest standards

Many of us appreciate the non-vintage Brut Champagne whose promise is to represent the style of the house every year. On occasion, we are able to taste vintage Champagne (perhaps less frequently, for budget reasons). These vintage sparkling wines show great character, though of course not in the sense of uniform style! The “Grand Siècle” from Laurent-Perrier is one of ... Read More »


Striving for excellence for nine centuries The story begins in 1130, when Cistercian monks of the abbey of La Ferté founded the estate in Givry. Over the centuries, the monks identified the best plots (“climats”) of the area. They surrounded these locations with stones from the adjacent quarries to protect these exceptional terroirs. In 2004, the Pascal family acquired the ... Read More »

Millesima BA 2017 – An international jury for an international edition!

We are pleased to disclose the three personalities that form the core of our great jury for the Millésima Blog Awards 2017 this year. The jury represents the wine with professionalism not only in France, but also in the USA and the UK. We remind you that the 2017 edition covers the United States, Europe and Asia. The three geographical ... Read More »

Domaine René Bouvier – The new breath in Côte de Nuits

Family property for over a century, the estate René Bouvier was created in 1910 by the grandfather of the current owner, Bernard Bouvier. Located in Gevrey-Chambertin, in Burgundy, Bernard Bouvier is one of those winemakers who have brought new ideas to the wine region and improved the image of Burgundy which has evolved for several years towards finesse. The Domaine ... Read More »

English painter David Hockney illustrates the label of Château Mouton Rothschild 2014

A tribute label Every year since 1945, the label of Château Mouton Rothschild is illustrated by the original work of a contemporary painter such as Cocteau, Braque, Dali, Miro, Chagall, Warhol, Bacon, Niki de Saint Phalle and Jeff Koons. Hence a gigantic collection that unites names of the most famous contemporary artists and which will be enriched by a new ... Read More »

When Art and Champagne join together: splendid gift sets for the winter holidays

A history of tradition. Champagne houses have in their history almost always created splendid gift sets or limited edition presentation cases for the end of the year holidays. Sales of Champagne during this time of year are so high that they represent nearly 30% of total annual sales: an opportunity to attract with creative and inventive packaging. Champagne houses: Constantly ... Read More »