[Jane Anson] In the past decade, Ronan Laborde has taken Chateau Clinet from being one of Pomerol’s slumbering chateaux to one of its most exciting.
[Jane Anson] It’s not hard to see why Caroline Perromat couldn’t walk away from her husband Xavier’s family estate when succession issues forced its sale in 2012.
[Jane Anson] The real interest was the glimpse these auctions afforded into the wine habits of the elite club that runs the country.
[Jane Anson] However positive these figures are, almost everyone expects a vertiginous drop in 2014.
[Jane Anson] What does it mean to the organic vineyards in France if a subsidiary of the Ministry of Agriculture is going around prosecuting organic winemakers for not applying insecticide to their vines?
[Jane Anson] For the first time, a Chinese purchaser bought the president’s barrel at the Hospices de Beaune auction.
[Jane Anson] Calon Ségur is one of those few properties in Bordeaux that create a feeling of proprietorship in its fans, like they are the only ones to appreciate the quiet classicism.
[Jane Anson] ‘Leveraging regional assets is the only way to provide a foundation for long-term growth and to allow locals to develop their communities.’
[Jane Anson] Would you like to make your own wine in the city your are living in?
Master these four basic aromas – vanilla, coconuts, cloves and coffee – and you are halfway to understanding the difference between an oaked and an unoaked wine.