Why Merlot Is Now The Confirmed King Of Bordeaux

France, wine tasting




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 it all.  AXA’s wines are based firmly around terroir and the grapes.  Everywhere they own, be it in Bordeaux (Pichon Baron, Suduiraut, Petit Village), Burgundy (Domaine L’Arlot), Hungary (Disznoko), or Portugal (Quinta Do Noval), it’s true.

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Sore Legs, Happy Bellies, The Marathon Du Medoc Lives Up To The Hype!

20h33, France, Uncategorized




It’s ok boys and girls, I can walk again now. After the complete body shock of finishing my first ever marathon I think I’m nearly there. As much as both myself and JB trained hard before we did it, you can’t really train for the idea of running 42kms, having the opportunity to taste over 20 wines, eat oysters and foie gras, and do all this in ridiculous warm fancy dress outfits in 35 degree heat. But what a weekend, eh?!