Bordeaux

FRENCH WINE BEHEMOTH TAKES OUT INSURANCE IN NAPA

I just got the press release through from the brilliant team at AXA Millésimes that they’ve gone all “West Coast” and bought themselves Outpost Wines from Napa Valley.  Has MD Christian Seely been watching too much Baywatch?  Or is there real method here behind this splash of the cash? Well of course there’s method to …

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Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire For Bordeaux’s Vignerons

2017 was not a happy time for a huge swathe of Bordeaux grape growers.  An early flowering of the vines due to warmer temperatures at the start of the year was followed by a devastating frost in April, wiping out an entire year’s crop for the unlucky ones. Would fate be cruel enough to have …

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Why Bordeaux Primeurs Are Still Worth Your Interest

One of the jobs I have is to sell wine to private punters, and Bordeaux makes up a large proportion of that.  It’s a region I love, from the food, the wine, and producers…everything really, so it’s not really a toughy to be an enthusiastic salesman.  But every year, around April/May the primeurs campaign has …

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