FRENCH WINE BEHEMOTH TAKES OUT INSURANCE IN NAPA

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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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