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Tag Archives: Médoc

• OMG Amazing Bordeaux tasting coming up. Do not miss!

OMG Amazing Bordeaux tasting coming up. Do not miss!

The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux, a completely new association, came into existence thanks to the aim of Alain Raynaud, its president and founder, to bring together in one entity the wines of the Right and Left Banks. The Cercle Rive Droite, established in July 2002, has represented for the past 10 years a […]

• 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 […]

• 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 […]

• Chinese buy Bordeaux wineries to send the wine back home

Chinese buy Bordeaux wineries to send the wine back home

In a new twist in China’s love affair with Bordeaux, Chinese companies have begun buying Bordeaux wineries so that they can export their entire production to the Middle Kingdom. Agence-France Presse last week published an interview with Tesiro CEO Richard Shen Dongjun, whose company recently bought a 54-acre estate in the Médoc region (but not […]

Cru Bourgeois: new listing launched

Cru Bourgeois: new listing launched

The new Cru Bourgeois selection has been announced in Paris and London – to the relief of everyone concerned. Frederique de Lamothe, the director of the Alliance des Cru Bourgeois du Medoc told Decanter.com today she was delighted to finally announce the results of three years’ work. ‘There has been a lot of stress,’ she […]

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