Bordeaux Graves / Pessac Leognan
Graves is the area many wine historians cite as the appellation the Romans first planted grapes to produce Bordeaux wine close to 2,000 years ago. Although the inhabitants of Margaux take exception to that. It’s amazin...
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Bordeaux Pomerol
Pomerol is the smallest of all the major Bordeaux wine producing appellations. There are only 800 hectares under vine, give or take a hectare here or there. Currently, close to 150 different chateaux produce Pomerol win...
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Château Haut-Bailly
Château Haut-Bailly is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the Premiers Crus for red wine in the Classification of Graves wine of 1953 and 1959. The winery and vineyards are located south o...
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Chateau Gazin
The logo for Chateau Gazin was inspired by an ancient connection to Knights of the Templars that took place in the formative years of the Pomerol appellation.
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Bordeaux Saint Emilion
St. Emilion could be the oldest active wine producing appellation in the Bordeaux region with a history that dates back to the times of the ancient Romans. Numerous Roman ruins are scattered all over the St. Emilion app...
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Burgundy
Burgundy (French: Bourgogne or vin de Bourgogne) is a region located in eastern France, in the valleys and slopes west of the Saône River, a tributary of the Rhône. The most famous wines produced here—those commonly ref...
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Loire
The Loire Valley has a long history of winemaking dating back to the 1st century. Archaeological evidence suggest that the Romans planted the first vineyards in the Loire Valley during their settlement of Gaul in the 1s...
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Domaine Leroy
Domaine Leroy is a wine producer of Burgundy, with properties in several Grand cru vineyards of Cote d'Or, known for biodynamic farming and producing a high-quality wine sold at prices near those of Domaine de la Romané...
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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Often abbreviated to DRC, is an estate in Burgundy, France that produces white and red wine. It is widely considered among the world's greatest wine producers, and DRC bottles are among the world's most expensive. It ta...
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Château Haut-Brion
Château Haut-Brion is a French wine, rated a Premier Cru Classé (First Growth), produced in Talence just outside the city of Bordeaux. It differs from the other wines on the list in its geographic location in the north ...
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La Conseillante
Chateau La Conseilante is one of the older Pomerol properties in the entire appellation. It has a history that dates all way back to the middle of the 18th century. At the time of the estates creation, Madame Catherine ...
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Chateau Latour a’ Pomerol
Chateau Latour a’ Pomerol has vineyards that are located not far from Chateau Clinet and Feytit Clinet. Another famed Bordeaux wine estate that is fairly close is Chateau Trotanoy.
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Chateau Petrus
Pétrus is a Bordeaux wine estate located in the Pomerol appellation near its eastern border to Saint-Émilion. An estate of limited size, it produces a limited production red wine almost entirely from Merlot grapes, on o...
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Chateau Trotanoy
Chateau Trotanoy can produce some of the finest wines in the Pomerol appellation. They age well and display complexities, opulent personalities and silky textures seldom found in almost any Bordeaux wine. The wines offe...
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Vieux Chateau Certan
Vieux Chateau Certan sits on the top of the Pomerol plateau. It’s located directly across the street from Certan de May and not far from Petrus, Lafleur or Le Pin. Le Pin is owned by a different member of the Thienpont ...
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Chateau Angelus
Hubert de Bouard joined the family business at Chateau Angelus after graduating from Bordeaux University, where he studied under the famed Professor Emily Peynaud. It took a while before things began turning around for ...
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Château Ausone
Château Ausone is a Bordeaux wine from Saint-Émilion appellation, one of only four wines, along with Château Angélus, Château Cheval Blanc and Château Pavie to be ranked Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) in the Classificatio...
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Chateau beausejour Becot
The 18.5 hectare vineyard of Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot, located on the limestone plateau of St. Emilion has a terroir of clay with limestone soils. The vineyard of Beau-Sejour Becot grew in size in 2012. The increase in...
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Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere
Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere started out life with two seperate names. It was at one time known as Canon Boitrd and La Gaffeliere-Boitard. This was back in the 19th century. In time, the double naming was made easier. Th...
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La Mondotte
From a small plot of limestone near Château Pavie-Macquin, originally purchased by Joseph-Hubert von Neipperg in 1971 when it was named Château La Mondotte, the terroir initially produced crops that struggled to ripen a...
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Château Pavie-Macquin
Château Pavie-Macquin is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Saint-Émilion, ranked Premier grand cru classé B in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The winery is one of three Pavie estates, along with Château Pa...
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Chateau Pavie
The slopes of Chateau Pavie and Ausone were first planted by the ancient Romans in the fourth century. However, Chateau Pavie did not become famous as a Bordeaux wine producer until almost two thousand years later. Cha...
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Château Cheval Blanc
Château Cheval Blanc (French for "White Horse Castle"), is a wine producer in Saint-Émilion in the Bordeaux wine region of France. As of 2012, its wine is one of only four to receive the highest rank of Premier Grand Cr...
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Château Monbousquet
Château Monbousquet is another St. Emilion estate with a long history in the appellation that trace its history back to 1540. At the time, Monbousquet belonged to François de Lescours before it was the property of the w...
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Tertre Roteboeuf
Tertre Roteboeuf has been a family affair for a few generations at this point. It started when the estate was known as Le Tertre. The traditional farmhouse on the estate was constructed in the early 18th century, about ...
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Château Valandraud
Château Valandraud, or Château de Valandraud, is Bordeaux wine producer situated in the Saint-Émilion appellation, promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé in the 2012 Classification of Saint-Emilion wine. The winery is loc...
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Domaine Raveneau
François Raveneau established the domaine in 1948 by combining vineyards that he had purchased with vineyards owned by the family of his wife, who was part of the Dauvissat wine family.
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Domaine de Montille
The Estate The Domaine de Montille was established in Volnay in the mid-18th century. It currently farms 20 hectares of primarily Premier and Grand Cru vineyards in the Côtes de Beaune and Nuits. Since 2002, Alix and Et...
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Domaine Armand Rousseau
Domaine Armand Rousseau is a French wine grower and producer. It is based in Gevrey-Chambertin, in the Côte de Nuits wine-growing region of Burgundy, France.
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Domaine Leflaive
(Source : Wiki) is a winery in Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy. The domaine is very highly regarded for its white wines, and its vineyard holdings include 5.1 hectares (13 acres) of Grand Cru vineyards.
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Henri Jayer
Henri Jayer was a French vintner who is credited with introducing important innovations to Burgundian winemaking. He was particularly known for the quality of his Pinot noir. Jayer was born in Vosne-Romanée. He attended...
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Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair
Today’s Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair in Vosne-Romanée is a fairly young thing. The history goes way back, but it was not until 2000 that Louis-Michel Liger-Belair took on the family estate and brought back the vineyard...
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Didier Dagueneau
Didier Dagueneau (1956– 17 September 2008) was a winemaker in the Loire Valley who received a cult following for his Sauvignon blanc wines from the Pouilly Fumé appellation. He died on 17 September 2008, in an ultraligh...
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Alsace
The wine region of Alsace produces wines under three different Appellations d'Origine Contrôlées (AOCs): Alsace AOC for white, rosé and red wines, Alsace Grand Cru AOC for white wines from certain classified vineyards a...
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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht is a winery located in Turckheim, Alsace, France. The domaine was created in 1959, following the marriage of Léonard Humbrecht to Geneviève Zind. The Humbrecht family has a history of winegrowing ...
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Hugel & Fils
Hugel & Fils is a winery in Riquewihr, Alsace, France. Hugel & Fils is one of the major producers of Alsace wine, and has been an important force in the Alsace wine industry in its developments during the second half of...
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CHATEAUX
CHATEAUX
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RECIPES
RECIPES
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Chateau Lafleur
The wines being made at Lafleur today are better than what was produced in previous years. This includes legendary vintages like 1945, 1947, 1950, 1961 and 1982! Keep in mind, those wines are as good as wine gets.
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Chateau Figeac
Chateau Figeac is a traditional style of Bordeaux wine. The wine is between medium to full bodied, with an edge on aromatics over mouth feel. Chateau Figeac can be enjoyed at a reasonably young age. Older vintages, espe...
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Bordeaux St Estephe
Due to its massive size, it’s easy to find a diverse array of wines from growers in the St. Estephe region. The top two producers, Cos d’Estournel can produce the ripest, most exotic style of wine in the appellation. Mo...
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Chateau Cos d’Estournel St. Estephe
Chateau Cos d’Estournel is making one of the most exciting Bordeaux wines today. With a spare no expense attitude, Jean-Guillaume Prats continues to make better and better wines every year. The wines are big, bold, ful...
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Bordeaux Margaux
The main grapes planted in the Margaux region are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. While some Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and even Carmenere are planted here as well, they are not the stars of the show. Dry white...
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Chateau Margaux
The wines of Chateau Margaux have been sought by wealthy wine lovers for centuries. In 1705 the London Gazette offered the first sale of leading Bordeaux wines which included 230 barrels of ‘Margoose’. The 1771 was th...
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Chateau Montrose
Chateau Montrose is a powerful Bordeaux wine. It’s big, dense and masculine. At times, in older vintages, the wine can display a barnyard, or horse smell. The 1990 Chateau Montrose, which scored 100 Pts from Robert Park...
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Chateau Rauzan Segla
The wines of Rauzan Segla are meant to age, allowing the wine to develop complexity, aromas and textures. They do not offer much pleasure young. Tannic, rich, structured and full bodied, with time, the wine offers compl...
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Chateau Palmer
Chateau Palmer produces a sensuous wine of beauty. Everything that makes up a great Bordeaux wine is found in Palmer. Complex aromatics filled with spice, truffle, violets, spring flowers, earth and leather scents. Full...
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Champagne
CHAMPAGNE
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Guide to Champagne
A Brief guide to Champagne
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