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City guides for France and Argentina

We have also put together a few short city guides, which give you an introduction to some important cities in the wine world. First out are France and Argentina. They give you a little bit of a taste of the cities and maybe some tips on what to do when you’re out on a wine […]

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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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Wines from all around the world from the wine importer Vinovativa

Vinovativa’s 10th anniversary and grand tasting: Austria, Barolo, Bordeaux, Cahors, Douro Valley, New Zealand, Piedmont, Priorat, Saint Emilion, sherry, Tuscany, Germany, and more! Wine importer Vinovativa has over ten years positioned itself as one with a wide range of wines with wines from the world represented. At the same time, they focus mainly on smaller […]

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Bernard Magrez Stradivarius

Saint Emilion and Stradivarius for lunch

In late October we were invited by Bernard Magrez to a luxurious lunch at Le Cinq, star restaurant at the Hôtel Georges V in Paris. We were there to celebrate several things. Bernard Magrez’ Château Fombrauge in Saint Emilion had just been given its new classification, Grand Cru Classé, and he had only a few […]

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Oak barrel in the aging and fermentation cellar. Chateau Bellefont Belcier, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Chateau Bellefont Belcier snapped up by Chinese buyer

The Chateau Bellefont-Belcier is said to be on the verge of being sold to a Chinese buyer, or perhaps already sold. It is also said to be the first “classified growth” to have been sold to a Chinese. The price has not been published but it is believed that classified chateau in Saint Emilion fetches […]

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Clos la Madeleine, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux

The new Saint Emilion Classification

All the details and a critical review Saint Emilion has just announced the new classification of the chateaux. It has been a long time coming; the classification should be renewed every 10 years but this has been much delayed due to legal wrangling. The new classification includes some substantial changes but perhaps not dramatic surprises, […]

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2010 Bordeaux tasting notes: Saint Emilion

Tasting notes, reviews, and ratings of the 2010 Bordeaux primeur campaign, by Jeff Leve of The Wine Cellar Insider. You can read more by Jeff Leve on 2010 Bordeaux on The Wine Cellar Insider. 2010 Chateau Adaugusta 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from vines that average 40 year of age produced a medium bodied […]

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Just like hand sewn shoes?

Chateau Angélus in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, is not making hand sewn shoes but something of the sort – haute couture. They destem their grapes by hand. When you make red wine in nine cases out of ten (or more) you destem the grape bunches. Using a destemmer, you feed it with grape bunches and out […]

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The classification of Saint Emilion, a true slapstick

The meandering story of the new classification of Saint Emilion seems to be a story without an end. It has long since past the limit between reasonable and ridiculous. The classification is supposed to be reviewed every ten years, the last time in 2006. Here’s the story in (very) short: In 2006 a new classification […]

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The world’s greatest wine collection to become museum?

Michel Chasseuil is a retired French engineer. A long time ago he caught the wine virus, long before it become trendy with wine tastings and long before the nouveaux riches started collecting wines. Today he has a collection of 20,000 bottles dating back to the 18th century. Perhaps the world’s greatest wine collection: all DRC […]

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Chateau Bellefont Belcier

Chateau Bellefont-Belcier, a visual visit – BKWine TV

A virtual visual visit to Chateau Bellefont Belcier, Saint Emilion Grand Cru Class?, in Bordeaux. Bellefont Belcier is located on the lower part of the appellation (below the village itself) and to the east. It is in total 20 hectares. The grape varieties used are merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. The wine is made […]

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The St Emilion circus continues…

Well, you cannot call it much else but a circus… At the beginning of July a court decided that the ‘new’ Saint Emilion classification should be annulled. This was the third court to deal with the issue and was thought to be the final word. Not so. The French Senate has now decided that those […]

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JF Quenin new President in St Emilion

Conseil des Vins de Saint Emilion has elected a new President: Jean-François Quenin at Château de Pressac. Quenin has an earlier career in retail and home electronics behind him before acquiring one of St Emilion’s most imposing chateaux in the 90s. No doubt it will be a good thing with some outside business experience in […]

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