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2014 Bordeaux Primeur – Boom or Bust?

The end of the Bordeaux Primeur system is nigh so everyone is predicting. It happens every year but it seems more serious in the run-up to the futures tasting starting week 30th March. (For the full Bordeaux primeur 2014 programme) Why is this? Perhaps it coincides with the first vintage in 37 years that Robert Paker will … Continue reading

Bordeaux 2014 Primeur Programme

  IN BORDEAUX Monday 23 March Dégustation Association de Grands Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion Lundi 23 mars pré-primeurs pour la Place de Bordeaux de 15 h à 20h au Palaiss de la Bourse à Bordeaux Contact et inscription : Virginie Larramona virginie.larramona@agccse.fr Friday 27th March Dégustation Listrac-Médoc Vendredi 27 mars 2015 de 11h à 15h … Continue reading

Bordeaux Capital of Wine – A ‘Bottled’ History

In the 1st century: it all began with a grape variety Vine growing began to develop around the city of Bordeaux thanks to the discovery of a grape variety named Biturica which could withstand severe winter conditions (said to be origins of Cabernet Franc which was later in the 17th century crossed with Sauvignon Blanc to give Cabernet … Continue reading