Anson on Thursday
The other Chateauneuf
[Jane Anson] While the whites of Chateauneuf can be mysterious, unpredictable and hard to find, they have that heady, seductive quality of a southern Provence night.
30 years of Suntory at Chateau Lagrange
[Jane Anson] Under the ownership of the Suntory Group since 1983, Chateau Lagrange has been stripped down, remade, and built back to glory piece by painstaking piece.
Revisiting the Cotes de Bordeaux 2011 Vintage
[Jane Anson] 2011 was a year that was too light on fruit in some instances, but that many estates in Cotes de Bordeaux produced brilliantly drinkable bottles.
Bringing Latour off the page
[Jane Anson] The technical information is detailed, clear and completely open – a real insight into a host of innovations, from massal selection, biodynamic practices to treatment of press wines.
Label skins and wine mosquitos…
[Jane Anson] Speaking as someone who sees new wine gadgets appearing with great regularity, I can tell you that everyone sitting around the table at lunch was clearly thinking (and most of them saying), ‘when can I get one?’
2013: The vintage that nearly wasn’t
[Jane Anson] Just because 2013 is a difficult vintage, does it deserve to have its en primeur cancelled?
Building on the back of a tragedy
[Jane Anson] James Gregoire and Lam Kok shared the same vision that La Rivière would provide a near-perfect spot for a Relais & Chateaux-style hotel, and the plans for the hotel are moving forward now.
[Jane Anson] Eric Boissenot's reticence to push himself forward is almost as legendary as his winemaking skills, but there is one subject in which, if you can get him to talk about it, he is utterly fluent; the Médoc.
[Jane Anson] ‘Right now, selling Opus One is easier than selling all the First Growths put together,’ one merchant told me. ‘It’s like En Primeur used to be, with demand outstripping supply.’
[Jane Anson] As a part of a rising tide of new entrants to Bordeaux, Réné-Philippe Duboscq has just returned to Bordeaux and moved into careers in wine.