France

Camille Giroud: History and Change in the Côte d’Or

Camille Giroud

Like most great french wine producers the negociant Domaine Camille Giroud dates to the mid 1800’s. Descended from Swiss immigrants, Camille Giroud founded his self-named house in 1856. He married late in life and eventually passed the business to his son Lucien, who similarly married late in life. The result of which was that by the late 20th Century Lucien ... Read More »

Chateau Batailley: History in the Medoc

Chateau Batailley

Consisting of 55 hectares (136 acres) in Pauillac, Chateau Batailley is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc and played host to a critical point in the development of the Aquitaine region. In fact, the estate is named Batailley, after a 1452 bataille, or battle, between the French and the English during the 100 Years War, during which the ... Read More »

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 »

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