Tag Archives: Saint-Émilion

• Cheap Travel: Bordeaux Wineries Come To Google Street View

Cheap Travel: Bordeaux Wineries Come To Google Street View

Google has announced that users of its Street View navigation service can now explore the medieval city of Saint-Emilion and several wineries in the Bordeaux region. Wine enthusiasts can visit the châteaux where some of the world’s most prestigious vintages are made, and even take a stroll through the vineyards. The first wineries to arrive […]

• Bordeaux’s second wines affordable, exceptional

Bordeaux’s second wines affordable, exceptional

We Americans don’t realize it, but the Chinese are determining what wine we drink. They’re not flooding the market with knockoffs or gray-market bottles. Instead, their voracious appetite for big-name Bordeaux has relegated us to buying the leftovers. Fortunately, there is a silver lining. Bordeaux’s so-called “second wines” are exceptional, and are an affordable way […]

• 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 […]

• Bordeaux property, Saint Emilion, sold to Chinese film star

Bordeaux property, Saint Emilion, sold to Chinese film star

Chinese film star Zhao Wei has bought a St Emilion chateau for an undisclosed price. Although the price Zhao paid for the 7ha Château Monlot has not been revealed, local property agents put it at between €4 and €5m. Separately, local land agency SAFER (Société d’aménagement foncier et d’établissement rural) said prices per hectare in […]

• LA: Vintage Collectable Dinner & Legendary Right Bank Bordeaux Wine Tasting

LA: Vintage Collectable Dinner & Legendary Right Bank Bordeaux Wine Tasting

VINTAGE COLLECTABLE DINNER Legendary Right Bank Bordeaux LAST REMAINING SPACES ARE ON SALE The $1000 Dinner is now just $749 May 11th, 7:00 PM at Melisse in Santa Monica – #1 Los Angeles – Zagat (27) – Michelin (2 Stars) Menu – Chef and Owner Josiah Citron will craft an amazing 4-course meal to accompany our […]

• Bordeaux 2010: quality very good but high alcohol & over-extraction a danger

Bordeaux 2010: quality very good but high alcohol & over-extraction a danger

Bordeaux 2010 continues to look of excellent quality, although there are increasing concerns over alcohol levels. As the Merlot harvest continues in Bordeaux, and with the first Cabernet Sauvignon grapes due to be picked later this week, vignerons are in broad agreement the alcohol is ‘undeniably high’. ‘The skins of the grapes are so thick […]

• New French wine book for children launched

New French wine book for children launched

Boozenews Editor: Look forward to the English version. A great way to educate kids. France’s alcohol laws mean children aren’t learning about their wine heritage, the editors of a new children’s book about wine say. Vignes et Vins: Un Monde a Decouvrir (Vines and Wines: A World to Discover) by Sandrine Duclos and Cécile Gallineau […]

• Bordeaux 2010 small but perfectly formed, vintners say

Bordeaux 2010 small but perfectly formed, vintners say

The first red grapes for the 2010 harvest rolled in on Sunday as Saint Emilion held its annual Ban des Vendanges, with bullish vintners talking up a ‘small but very good’ vintage. Across Bordeaux most chateaux are holding off until next week, but some younger vines and Merlots on early-ripening terroirs will be picked over […]