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2012 Mouton Rothschild Label Features the Art of Miquel Barcelo

It's not the Oscars, Academy Awards or the Emmys. But in the world of fine Bordeaux wine, the yearly announcement of the new label for the next vintage of Chateau Mouton Rothschild is almost as important. It's certainly equally secretive. The name of the artist is one of the wine world's best kept secrets. The First Grow [...]

What Are You Drinking for International Merlot Day?

November 7 is International Merlot Day. International Merlot Day is the perfect time to pop one of those special bottles to celebrate the occasion. That does not mean Merlot lovers need a reason to open a bottle wine. But as it is International Merlot Day, why not celebrate all things Merlot? Of course everyone is not [...]

2014 Bordeaux Harvest for Red WIne Grapes Taking Place Now

The 2014 Bordeaux harvest for the red wine grapes has officially kicked off. Growers in the Medoc and Pomerol are starting to harvest. I’m headed to Bordeaux. I’ll be in Bordeaux from Sunday, September 28, through Saturday, October 5. That is after a short stop in Barcelona to dine at one my bucket list restaurants [...]

Bordeaux News Alain Vautheir of Chateau Ausone buys Chateau La Clotte

In a bit of breaking Bordeaux news, shortly before the 2014 Bordeaux harvest is set to hit full speed, it was announced that Alain Vautheir, best known as the owner of Chateau Ausone, along with Pauline Vauthier added to their portfolio of St. Emilion wineries with the addition of Chateau La Clotte. Alain Vauthier and hi [...]

Jacques Boissenot the Famous Medoc Consultant dies at 75 Years of Age

We have sad news to report. The famous Bordeaux consultant Jacques Boissenot passed away at 75 years of age. While Jacques Boissenot, his son Eric, and their company Laboratoire Oenologique Boissenot were the busiest people I know of in the Medoc, if not in all of Bordeaux, they also were extremely discreet about their ef [...]

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild Passes Away at 80 Years of Age

It is with great sadness that we are reporting on the passing of one of the world’s great ladies of wine. The Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, the owner of Chateau Mouton Rothschild reportedly passed away late Friday night, August 22 or early Saturday morning, August 23. Services were held for the Baroness Philippine [...]

Rudy Kurniawan Sentence 10 Years in Prison From Wine Bars to Jail Bars

Loud cheers were heard all over the world-wide wine community the moment Rudy Kurniawan was handed a ten year prison sentence. And why not? Rudy Kurniawan is responsible for changing the face of collecting wine for decades. How much time will Rudy Kurniawan actually serve? With time served of 29 months, with good behavi [...]