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Christine Valette Troplong Mondot Passes Away

Christine Valette of Troplong Mondot will be missed by everyone in Bordeaux and around the world. She personified class and charm in every way. This is a great loss to the entire wine world and her family. We were friends and I shed tears for her and her family. Christine Valette passed away from cancer after a long illn [...]

News! Chateau Latour buys into Pomerol St. Emilion Lalande de Pomerol

It was announced today that the Pinault family, the owners of Chateau Latour, the legendary Pauillac, First Growth expanded their holdings in Bordeaux. Their holding company, the Artemis Group now owns vines in The Right Bank as well, as they have taken a 49% stake in the holdings of Baronne Guichard. The selling price ha [...]

Bordeaux Chateau Owner Killed in Tragic Helicopter Crash Breaking News

In devastating news, it is being reported that the popular and young James Gregoire, the owner of Vignobles Gregoire which included Chateau de La Riviere, located in the Fronsac appellation, died in a helicopter crash just one day after selling his chateau to a wealthy Asian investor. In a terrible twist of fate, the prev [...]

2014 UGC North America Los Angeles New York Chicago San Francisco

The UGCB, Union Grand Crus Bordeaux returns to North America January 2014 to show the current vintage, 2011. Now that Olivier Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier from Pessac Leognan has assumed the Presidency of the UGCB, the group has extended their touring schedule covering more cities over a longer period of time with thei [...]

2011 Mouton Rothschild Announces New Guy de Rougemont Designed Label

Chateau Mouton Rothschild, the famous First Growth, Pauillac producer continues their tradition of using a different artist every year to create their wine labels. The tradition began in 1945, following the end of World War 2. For the 2011 Mouton Rothschild, the Baroness Philippine Rothschild chose the renown artist, Guy [...]

Stephen Brook Throws the Book at Bordeaux Wines People and Chateaux

“The Complete Bordeaux, The Wines, The Chateaux, The People” by Stephen Brook delivers what it promises. If you are a fervent Bordeaux wine lover, or new to wine and want to learn a few things about Bordeaux, this book is for you. The book is fun, easy to read, informative and well organized. The book offers enough d [...]

2013 Ban de Vendages Domaine de Chevalier Commanderie du Bontemps UGC

After attending countless dinners as a guest of Anne and Olivier Bernard at Domaine de Chevalier, along with the bi annual event they graciously host at their chateau during VinExpo, if anyone wants to state that Anne and Olivier Bernard have raised hosting an evening or special event to art, who am I to argue? Sadly [...]