The Oenophiliac

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Decanter – First full history of Bordeaux first growths to be published


The first-ever comprehensive history of all five first growths, by Decanter writer Jane Anson and with a foreword by Francis Ford Coppola, will be published next month. During the writing … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bordeaux 2011: Chateau Angludet first to release


Medoc cru bourgeois Chateau Angludet is the first Bordeaux 2011 to release – at £198 a case in bond from London merchants. Angludet is €16 a bottle direct from the … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bordeaux 2011: Brane Cantenac to use Carmenere in Grand Vin


Bordeaux Chateau Brane Cantenac is using Carmenere in its Grand Vin for the first time, the result of climate change, owner Henri Lurton said. Although almost never used in Bordeaux, Carmenere is … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Margaux opts for organics


Château Margaux is considering converting to organic farming for its first growth parcels following viticultural experiments over the last five years. Photo credit: François Poincet Speaking at a tasting in … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment
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