It’s been a busy week in Bordeaux. From the moment that Chateau Latour announced its first ex-chateau release under the new system (choosing the 1995 Chateau Latour, the 2005 Les Forts de Latour, and the 2009 Pauillac for its inaugural offer), it has been
The man behind Beijing airport’s Terminal Three and Hong Kong icons Chek Lap Kok airport and the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank building, is turning his hand to a rather more intimate project: reworking a chateau in the Médoc that receives on average 8,
The en primeur season kicks off on April 8th, ushering in a week-long round of tastings, lunches and dinners where buyers and critics from around the world will spit their way through hundreds of cask samples and cast their prognosis on the previ
Last week was a successful one for Bordeaux real estate agents. Chateau Monbusquet and Chateau d'Issan, two prestigious properties on the Right and Left banks of the river both took on investors, while Chateau de Seguin in AOC Bordeaux Supérieur
We’ve read the words hundreds of times in wine descriptions; smoky, flinty, oyster shell, chalky, silex, slate, quartz... Close your eyes and you can feel your mouth water at the thought of a taut, angular wine that tastes of the stones its roots
You wouldn’t think that the wine that was named ‘greatest of all’ by one of the most influential wine media in the world would have difficulty getting quality approval in its own back yard.
In front of us was a heaped plate of razor-thin Proscuitto ham, a springtime risotto flavoured with the local red lettuce Treviso radicchio, and a cheese board offering up a wheel of Venetian speciality Asiago. To the side, a pile of freshly-made
‘I had the idea for this 15 years ago,’ Alain Juppé, former prime minister of France and Bordeaux’s indefatigable mayor, declares at the official building launch of the city’s new wine centre. ‘At first I wanted to create a museum of wine, then i
The rather pedestrian blue-green emblem of Credit Agricole bank is found on every local high street up and down France; even the smallest village seems to come with a pharmacy, a hairdressers and a Credit Agricole. This is France’s largest bankin
It's hovering around freezing in the forest, but without the snow that has been falling in Paris and much of northern France this week. The small crowd of winemakers stamp their feet, digging in their pockets for gloves.