Wineries

3 reasons you must visit Château Lynch-Bages

Any wine tour to Bordeaux would be incomplete without a trip to Château Lynch-Bages. Fans of Bordeaux wine will already be familiar with this top Pauillac estate, ranked as a fifth growth in the well-known 1855 classification. To be ranked as a Grand Cru Classé property, on any tier, is a huge deal for a winery. Château Lynch-Bages may be officially on the fifth tier of the classification, though its reputation, its wines and its status as a wine tourism destination are closer to the top of the leaderboard! (more…)

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What does Premier Cru mean for Sauternes wines?

Sauternes is home to the world’s finest sweet wines. Though it’s part of the Bordeaux region, the wines made here could not be any different from red Bordeaux. The unique wines of Sauternes have their own style, and, appropriately, their own quality ranking. If you’ve ever wondered what a Premier Cru Sauternes is, you’re in the right place. In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to understand the Premier Cru designations in Sauternes! (more…)

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Wineries

3 reasons to drink Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is among the finest wines in the world. Located in the St. Julien appellation of Bordeaux, France, the property has been making red Bordeaux wine since the 17th century. It enjoys a deservedly stellar reputation, but it’s not cheap. Some people will never spend hundreds of euros on a bottle of wine, and that’s OK. Others wouldn’t think twice about spending that or more when dining in a fine restaurant or stocking their cellar. (more…)

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What does Grand Cru mean in Bordeaux?

Spend enough time around French wine, and you’ll invariably hear the phrase “Grand Cru”. It sounds good, but it’s often misunderstood. It’s easy to see why: The term itself is French for “great growth”, with “growth” in the natural, agricultural sense of the word. Unfortunately, it’s not simply the case that the best vineyards in France are referred to as Grand Cru - many are, though there are outstanding wineries that don’t bear such a title, and the term has different meanings from one wine region to another, and. Grand Cru Champagne is one thing, and Grand Cru Bordeaux quite another. (more…)

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Wineries

3 things you didn’t know about Château Mouton Rothschild

Château Mouton Rothschild is one of the top fine wine estates in Bordeaux and, by extension, the world. Located in the prestigious appellation of Pauillac, it is the jewel in the crown of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild wine portfolio. As one of the world’s most high-profile wineries, wine lovers throughout the world are familiar with the basics of Château Mouton Rothschild: It’s a red Bordeaux blend, it’s heavy on Cabernet Sauvignon, and it costs a small fortune. It’s also got legitimate works of art for wine labels, designed each year by a different artist. Here are three things you probably didn’t know, however... (more…)

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Make your own vintage wine rack

Storing wine properly is of vital importance, but is often overlooked by wine lovers. It may seem trivial, but this stuff matters: The difference between storing your wine in a vintage wine rack and in your kitchen is vast. We aren’t all sitting on large cellars of old Château Margaux back vintages, but if you are in any way serious about the wine that you drink you should invest a little time (if not money) in a good storage solution. Unless you like drinking vinegar, you should store your wines properly, and one of the best ways to do that is with a vintage wine rack! (more…)

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