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What Shape is yours? – Wine Vats the new dilemma in Bordeaux

In the past the main question was what should a wine vat be made of; wood, cement or stainless steel? And what is the optimal size? Today the wine vat subject has got more complicated, what shape should it take is the key question today? And it is causing lots of Grand Cru Classé headaches … Continue reading

Lost in France -My Baby Dreamhouse in the vineyards of St Emilion in Grey May!

In all of the wine regions I have ever visited in over 25 years, I have never seen such an idyllic setting hidden in the vineyards and it can be found in one of St Emilion’s most up-and-coming wine château, Troplong Mondot. Despite the grey May weather (average temperature in May has been 10°C lower than … Continue reading

SIP your way around Bordeaux in the beautiful vineyards of Fronsac!

With a panoramic view over the vineyards in the rather overlooked wine region of Fronsac, Nicolle Croft opens her new tasting room to promote in particular the wines of the many ‘petits châteaux’ in the region of Bordeaux. Fronsac is one of Bordeaux’s prettiest wine regions with its vine covered hills and views over its rivers … Continue reading