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  • Château Angélus (Saint Emilion) converting to organic status

    For over 15 years now, Château Angélus has endeavored to protect its eco-system, limit its sprays, and establish an approach to ensure that a preserved natural environment is passed on to future generations. All of this, backed up by scientific reasoning and technical follow-up. Three years ago, Château Bellevue,...

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  • Smith Haut Lafitte optimistic about the Bordeaux 2017 vintage

    Decidedly different from other vintages ending in 7, and a very nice surprise. The winter of 2016-2017 started out cold, going on to show a major water deficit (30% less precipitation than usual) and temperatures 2°C above average starting in February. The warm, dry soil led to early bud...

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  • Margaret with Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppé at the official opening of Vinexpo

    Vinexpo to launch a new event in Paris

    Vinexpo reveals dates for the next Bordeaux exhibition, and announces the launch of a new Paris event in 2020 as part of the Group’s ongoing expansion strategy. The Group’s strategy is based on creating solutions for clients and opportunities for growth, with the aim of strengthening the company’s position...

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  • Tasting Angelus with the owner on our Bordeaux Wine Tours

    Saint Emilion First Growth Angelus optimistic about the 2017 Harvest

    2017, a vintage bursting with fresh fruit aromatics Generous crop yields in a difficult context After a very favourable start to the growing season with a very early bud-break, the vine cycle was delayed at the end of April by a frost which hit the Bordeaux region very severely....

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  • Grandiose Cheese Soufflé

    Have you ever imagined serving a beautiful puffed up golden brown cheese soufflé as a starter for your dinner party? I know I have for a long time but I was always reluctant to act upon my dream. I was afraid the soufflé would turn into a nightmare with...

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  • The Bordeaux Wine Experience at the Fête de la Fleur at Château Malartic-Lagravière

    The fabulous 2017 Fête de la Fleur at Château Malartic-Lagravière highlighted the extraordinary energy and 20-year dedication of the Bonnie family in producing this Grand Cru Classé de Graves. This year, the Bonnie family hosted 1,500 guests in the gardens and vineyards famed for their Grand Cru Classé de...

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  • Behind the scenes at the Fete de la Fleur Gala Dinner

    Excitement is building around preparations for the Fete de la Fleur, to be held as Vinexpo’s closing event at Château Malartic-Lagravière on 21 June. To welcome the 1,500 select guests invited by the Commanderie du Bontemps, the Bonnie family – owners of Château Malartic-Lagravière – is planning a truly...

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  • France’s new Minister for Agriculture, Jacques Mézard with Philippe de Rothschild

    New Minister Inaugurates Vinexpo Bordeaux

    France’s new Minister for Agriculture, Jacques Mezard, along with a number of local members of parliament, were present for the official inauguration of the 19th edition of Vinexpo Bordeaux at 10:15 am on 19th June. The opening ceremony; originally planned for Sunday 18th, had to be pushed back to...

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  • 2016 Lafite Rothschild, a legend in the making

    I tasted in the new tasting room at Lafite in the company of Saskia de Rothschild and Eric Kohler, Lafite Rothschild’s technical director. Eric told me that this year the taster’s glasses were empty as well as the spittoons. He meant that the samples were so good that people...

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