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Burgundy Profile: Maison Louis Latour

Louis Latour is one of the most well-known wine merchants in the Cote de Beaune region of Burgundy. This family-run company owns 50 hectares (125 acres) of vineyards between Chambertin in the north and Chevalier-Montrachet in the south. Read More »

2010 Bordeaux Futures: Margaux Value Wines

Chateau Siran

Continuing with our series of posts on 2010 Bordeaux futures value wines, today, we will look at Margaux, which is about an hour drive northwest from the city of Bordeaux. The Margaux AOC is known for its perfumed wines of elegance and finesse. The soils of Margaux are shallow, predominately gravel, and offer good drainage – a perfect environment for ... Read More »

Bordeaux Prestige: Beychevelle (Saint-Julien)

Since we looked at some 2010 Saint Julien value wines on Friday, today, we’ll look at one of the most prestigious chateaux in the appellation, Chateau Beychevelle. Read More »

2010 Bordeaux Futures: Saint-Julien Value Wines

Chateau Gloria

Continuing with our series of posts on 2010 Bordeaux futures value wines, today, we will look at Saint-Julien, which lies just south of Pauillac on the Left Bank. The Saint-Julien appellation is fairly small with 920 hectares – but about 80% of that land is owned by the classified growth chateaux. Though there are no First Growths in Saint-Julien, the ... Read More »

Free Burgundy Wine Tasting in NYC: Bastille Day (July 14, 2011)

Templeton Rye Whiskey

Celebrate Bastille Day at Millesima with a tasting of the splendid 2009 Burgundies of Joseph Drouhin Thursday, July 14 from 6 to 8 pm The top wines of Joseph Drouhin have just arrived in New York – you can be one of the first to taste an impressive quartet and experience the quality of this heralded vintage. Read More »

Wine Link Roundup for July 8, 2011

Wine Link Roundup

This week, we saw a lot of commentary on 2010 Bordeaux prices as the market adapted to the new vintage. Since we’ve covered 2010 Bordeaux fairly extensively on the blog these last few weeks, here are a few (mostly) non-Bordeaux links. [unordered_list style=”arrow”] Everything You Wanted to Know About Oak (and Probably Some Stuff You Didn’t) – The title of ... Read More »

Chateau Profile: Phelan Segur (Saint Estephe)

In the post on 2010 Saint-Estephe value wines, we mentioned the Cru Bourgeois property, Phelan Segur, that borders classified growth chateaux Montrose and Calon-Ségur. In fact, just last year, Phelan Segur sold 22-hectares of its vineyard to neighbor Montrose, which is a testament to its exceptional quality. Originally founded by Irishman Bernard Phelan in the 19th century, the estate was ... Read More »


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