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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. 1933 was an important year for the powerful [...]

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 [...]

Jaboulet and La Lagune Combine Grapes Create New Bordeaux Rhone Wine

Starting with the 2010 vintage, Caroline Frey, the young, dynamic owner of multiple prestigious estates began producing a new wine made from grapes grown at Chateau La Lagune in the Haut Medoc appellation and from her Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine vineyards in the Hermitage appellation of the Northern Rhone Valley. The wine [...]

Sylvie Cazes of Lynch Bages buys Chateau Chauvin in St. Emilion

With the purchase of Chateau Chauvin, Sylvie Cazes buys her first vineyard in the Right Bank. According to Sylvie Cazes, the St. Emilion property was purchased for her family, which includes her three children, Pierre Regimbeau, Francois Regimbeau and Julie Regimbeau. If the name Sylvie Cazes seems familiar, that is b [...]

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 [...]