Tag Archives: Cru (wine)

• Sauternes appears best value in latest releases

Sauternes appears best value in latest releases

The 2011 en primeur campaign came to life again yesterday with a small flurry of releases. Chasse Spleen, Bellevue (Saint Emilion), Suduiraut, Carillon Angélus and Doisy-Védrines were among the releases but for the most part prices remained above 2008 release prices by 7% to nearly 50%. Chasse Spleen at €17.70p/b is only 1.6% down on […]

• Rep. Paul Ryan Drinks $350/Bottle Wine, Orders 2nd Bottle

Rep. Paul Ryan Drinks $350/Bottle Wine, Orders 2nd Bottle

Paul Ryan is known for proposals to cut spending on programs for regular people to the bone.  He was feasting and drinking expensive wine with a couple of other people at a DC eatery. Paul Ryan | Red Wine | Bistro Bis | Mediaite – liberal version When [Professor Feinberg] saw the label on the […]

• Wine tasters swoon over 2010 Bordeaux’s ‘liquid beauty’

Wine tasters swoon over 2010 Bordeaux’s ‘liquid beauty’

Bordeaux is spoiled for choice as it unveils the 2010 vintage, its third smash hit in six years, in a week of barrel tastings for wine professionals from around the world. “It’s liquid beauty,” said Denis Dubourdieu, a consulting winemaker and director of the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences (ISVV) at the University of […]

• Château Margaux’s New Security Bubble Tag

Château Margaux’s New Security Bubble Tag

In a bid to ward off counterfeiters, Château Margaux — maker of the Grand Cru (premium class) Bordeaux wine of the same name — has created a new “bubble tag” security system, the estate announced today. A small plastic label attached to the neck of each bottle packaged since March 7 includes a bubble pattern, […]

• Rare sale of seven hectares in Burgundy

Rare sale of seven hectares in Burgundy

Seven hectares of vineyards have been sold in Meursault in Burgundy, including an outstanding premier cru, in a €12.3m deal. The sale consists the vineyards and their associated buildings of Domaine Rene Manuel by Burgundian firm Cottin Freres, which bottles and sells mostly under the well-known label of Laboure-Roi. The domaine includes the Clos des […]

• Château Latour Introduces Their New Wine: A Burgundy

Château Latour Introduces Their New Wine: A Burgundy

Château Latour is an impressive wine: The French estate dates back to the 14th century, was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century and is one of five wines that hold the top Bordeaux ranking of Premier Cru, or first growth. But when Latour’s chief winemaker, Frédéric Engerer visited Hong Kong recently – […]