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 […]

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 […]

WINE TRAVEL: EXPLORING THE SOUTHERN RHONE VALLEY

The Rhône Valley vineyards are located on both sides of the Rhône River between Vienne and Avignon. The Northern and Southern Rhône are unique, each with different climate, soils and grape varieties. Today we are taking a look at The Southern Rhone Valley, which is a much larger area than the Northern Rhone – 95% […]

WINE NEWS: LONG DAI, THE FIRST CHINESE WINE BY DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD

‘The 2017 vintage of Long Dai is the first chapter of a very long story as winemakers in China.’,Baron Eric de Rothschild Domaines Barons de Rothschild has produced its first Chinese wine, named Long Dai. Around 2,500 cases of Long Dai have been made from the 2017 vintage and the first wines will be released […]