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Chateau Thieuley, Entre-deux-Mers, Bordeaux

Cru Artisan: small chateaux in Médoc

Cru artisan in the Médoc has made a comeback. This year, a new regulatory framework will be published. The cru artisan classification existed in the Médoc already in the 1800s. At the time it was small estates where the owner himself was the winemaker. In order to support the family he often also had another […]

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Tasting a few wines of various vintages at the chateau

Bordeaux: Médoc and Graves, an introduction

Médoc is the perfect location for viticulture with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gironde bay on the other. The vineyards are located along the Gironde and the pine forest along the Atlantic coast protects vineyards from rain and sea breezes. In total Médoc consists of 11 000 hectares, ie about one tenth […]

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Tasting Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Classic Bordeaux, an introduction to the Medoc

What do you most associate with Bordeaux, if not the grape cabernet sauvignon and the chateaux of the Médoc? Cabernet Sauvignon Among red grapes there is hardly any grape that is so well-known as cabernet sauvignon. Every single wine country all over the world with some self-esteem has some cabernet sauvignon vineyards. Its style and […]

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New name for prestigious chateau in Pauillac

Perhaps it is only the tour guides in Bordeaux that are thrilled by this change of names. Because Château Pichon Longueville Baron is situated opposite the Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. Not easy to have time to say all this in the few seconds that it takes the bus to go past the chateaux. […]

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Chateau Thieuley, Entre-deux-Mers, Bordeaux

Delicious Bordeaux wines at wallet-friendly prices

Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux at the Grand Hôtel The vast majority of wine producers in Bordeaux make wines at very reasonable prices, and often of very good quality. Unfortunately on tends too easily to only think of the now very expensive “classified” chateaux in the Medoc, Graves and Saint Emilion and their un-classified […]

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Gonzague Lurton, owner, Chateau Durfort Vivens, Margaux, Bordeaux

One more classified biodynamic chateau in Médoc: Château Durfort-Vivens

Château Pontet-Canet in Pauillac was the first and Château Durfort-Vivens in Margaux will probably be the second Grand Cru Classé in Médoc to become biodynamically certified. Durfort-Vivens was made as second growth (deuxième grand cru classé) in the Bordeaux classification of 1855. Owner Gonzague Lurton has worked biodynamically on part of the vineyard since 2009. […]

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Chateau Rollan de By up for sale?

Chateau Rollan de By is a chateau in the northern Médoc that has in recent years acquired a certain fame, no doubt not to an insignificant degree thanks to the marketing skills of the owner, Jean Guyon. According to La Revue des Vins de France Guyon has put up Rolland de By for sale, and […]

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Médoc Marathon & St Estèphe dinner

Every autumn sporting types can compete at the Marathon du Médoc, a challenging competition with a route through some of the most famous vineyards of the Medoc. Along the route there are tasting stations for those who need to fill up on liquid. The race is perhaps not entirely serious so one can win points […]

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Patrice Pages, Chateau Fourcas-Dupre

Chateau Fourcas-Dupré, Patrice Pagès [F] – BKWine TV

Interview with Patice Pages, owner of Chateau Fourcas Dupre in Listrac, Medoc, Bordeaux, France. Chateau Fourcas Dupre is a family owned winery that his father bought by the Pages in 1970. The French chateau is one of those that have been classified as Cru Bourgeois claret. 47 hectares of vines. 2007: an outstandingly charming vintage. […]

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Chateau Fonréaud, Jean Chanfreau

Chateau Fonréaud, Jean Chanfreau interview [F] – BKWine TV

Interview with Jean Chanfreau, winemaker and co-owner of Chateau Fonréaud, Chateau Lestage in Listrac in Médoc, Bordeaux, and Chateau Caroline (the latter in Moulis), together with his sister Caroline Chanfreau-Philippon. The chateau is one of those that have been classified as Cru Bourgeois. All are wines that age very well. It is classic claret wines […]

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Clos Fourtet buys Chateau Poujeaux

Philippe Cuvelier, owner of Clos Fourtet in St Emilion, has bought Chateau Poujeaux in Medoc. Poujeaux is one of the ex-Cru Bourgeois wines (before Cru Bourgeois was suspended) and is located in Moulis in Medoc. The transaction is said to be valued at around €25 million for the 75 hectare property. Cuvelier bought Clos Fourtet […]

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