Author Archives: Aliye Melton

Calon Segur: The Heart of Saint Estephe

Chateau Calon Segur

In the North of Saint Estephe, the northernmost appellation of the Medoc, along the river bank rests a single 55 hectare (136 acres) plot of vines enclosed by a stone wall. Vines in this region date to the Roman era, but the history of Calon Segur dates to the 18th Century. Once the property of Nicolas-Alexandre Marquis de Segur, the ... Read More »

Pol Roger Champagne: Tradition and Elegance

Champagne Pol Roger

Widely recognized not only for his incredible statesmanship and leadership, Sir Winston Churchill was a professed lover of Champagne. His favorite of which was Pol Roger. Spanning 150 years and 5 generations, the House of Pol Roger dates to 1849; when, to support his family after his father had taken ill and was forced to close his Notary business,  18 ... Read More »

Penfolds: “From 1844 to Evermore”

While young by European standards, Penfolds of Australia has a rich history that dates to 1844 when Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfolds and his wife Mary purchased the Mackgill estate of 500 acres of choice land outside Adelaide. But what makes this truly extraordinary is that it was Mary who oversaw the estate and early wine making efforts. These first wines, made of ... Read More »

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