GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON Alicante Bouschet

Alicante Bouschet is a black grape variety widely cultivated since 1866 and planted mostly in Spain, Portugal and France. It is a cross of Petit Bouschet and Grenache. Alicante is a teinturier, a black grape with dark skins and flesh. In contrast, regular black wine grapes have dark skins, but clear flesh. In a blend, […]

WINE TRAVEL: EXPLORING BORDEAUX, FRANCE

Bordeaux is the largest wine region in France, in terms of volume and value. Many of the most prestigious fine wines are produced there. Bordeaux’s climate is moderated by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the presence of the various rivers (the Dordogne, the Garonne and the Gironde Estuary). The warm ocean current extends […]

WINE TRAVEL: EXPLORING THE NORTHERN RHONE VALLEY

The Rhône, a French wine region, is situated in the Rhône valley and produces numerous wines under various AOC designations. The Rhône is generally divided into two subregions with distinct vinicultural traditions – the Northern and Southern Rhône. Both are unique, each with different climate, soils and grape varieties. Although the Northern Rhône vineyards are […]

WINE LEGEND: Château La Conseillante 1999

The 1999 was a difficult vintage in Bordeaux, after a very successful summer it rained a lot during harvest. However, the top estates were able to produce wines of very good quality. And today, we are delighted to introduce one of them – Chateau La Conseillante 1999. The name of La Conseillante appears in the […]

WINE LEGEND: Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 1999

An exceptional wine for ageing. The 1999 northern Rhone weather brought on one of the best vintages of the decade. A warm, sunny July and August supplied large quantities of highly-concentrated, sweet Syrah grapes which gave the 1999 Chave Hermitage bold flavours and tannins. The ample yields allowed the Chave family to be very selective, […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON SAVAGNIN BLANC

Savagnin Blanc is an ancient white wine grape grown almost exclusively in the Jura in eastern France. This variety ripens very late, and may be picked even in December. Small-berried, thick-skinned Savagnin has been cultivated in France for at least 900 years. And today much known for two of France’s most idiosyncratic wines, the “sherry-like” […]

WINE LEGEND: M. Chapoutier Le Pavillon Ermitage 2005

“A heavenly wine” – Robert Parker Robert Parker called the 2005 Ermitage Le Pavillon his favorite wine of the 2005s from M.Chapoutier. Maison M. Chapoutier, one of the most recognizable estates in the Rhône Valley, produces wines from a range of appellations in northern and southern Rhône and is well known for its red and […]

WINE LEGEND: Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 1991

“Armand Rousseau’s Queen” – Wine with Bok, 2017 The Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 1991 is an exceptional red wine from Burgundy that possesses pure power and great body. Domaine Armand Rousseau is one of the most famous and best domaines in Burgundy. Based in Gevrey-Chambertin, the estate is formed of just over 15 hectares, […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON MUSCAT

Muscat is the name of one of the oldest grape families on the planet. The grapes have been used in winemaking since the times of the ancient Greeks. Today over 200 different varieties of the Muscat grape family exist and it is planted in many significant wine regions. Muscat prefers warm climates and thrives in […]

WINE LEGEND: Chateau Montrose 1982

“One of the stars of the vintage.” – Robert Parker The 1982 was exceptional year from the beginning to the end. The perfect conditions of a fair spring, an early flowering, a hot dry summer full of sunlight fashioned a wine of an overwhelming quality. The legend was born – 1982 Chateau Montrose. Château Montrose […]