The 2010 Bordeaux harvest for the red wines at Chateau Haut Brion began September 8. On that date, they started picking the fruit from the youngest Merlot vines. This always takes place before they start working with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as Merlot develops first. The Merlot crop took less than a week to [...]
Chateau Fonroque Chateau Fonroque in St. Emilion has been working their Bordeaux wine vineyards using Biodynamic techniques. They started their 2010 Fonroque Biodynamic Harvest, September 27th. This date was much earlier than most of the other properties in St. Emilion. Alain Moueix explains why. “One of the effect of biodynamic is the earlier ripening of [...]
The Wine Spectator just released a new app for the iPhone. And it’s free! According to The Wine Spectator, this is just the first of many applications they are releasing. They will be rolling out additional products in the future. This iPhone app is called the “VintageChart+.” The “VintageChart+” is a simple application granting wine lovers [...]
Coq a Vin is one of our favorite dishes to make at home. And it’s easy to make too. Plus it pairs with almost any wine.
Robert Parker goes Mobile Robert Parker APP, the world’s most famous wine writer and critic has made it easy for readers to use his buying tips with his just released product, “The 3 W’s of Wine.” “The 3 W’s of Wine” stands for What grape variety, Where the wine is from and When did the vintage take place. This [...]
Philippe Dhalluin at Chateau Mouton Rothschild has been on a roll since he started with the company in time for the 2004 vintage. For my palate, the 2006 Mouton Rothschild (The first year Philippe was allowed to call all the shots) remains the best Bordeaux wine he’s produced yet. Like all great vintners, regardless [...]
Chateau Angelus in St. Emilion is known for their Bordeaux wine. That is how it should be as they’ve been producing wine for over 300 years! Now, they will also be known for being one of the first Bordeaux wine producers to provide an optimised version of its website for iPad. With the Chateau Angelus iPad App [...]
We do not have many rules. However, all wines are always served double blind in peer groups. We do allow an exception when it comes to white wines. By tradition, (which was probably caused by a lack of white wines in our cellars,) whites do not need to be served in proper peer groups.
With three properties to manage, Juliette Becot has hands full this time of year. Juliette is responsible for the 2010 Beau-Sejour Becot Harvest, La Gomerie Becot and Joanin Becot. Due to its terroir and that the wine is made from 100% merlot, La Gomerie is always the first of her St. Emilion properties to harvest. [...]
Chateau La Clotte, the insiders Bordeaux wine of St. Emilion, will produce a concentrated wine in 2010, according to the owner Nelly Moulierac, who just started their harvest. For the 2010 La Clotte Harvest, the chateau began picking merlot October 15. They are looking to finish with their cabernet franc by the end of October, [...]