Do we need new grape varieties in Bordeaux?

To cope with global warming (yes it is having an impact already here in Bordeaux) hotter climate foreign varieties are to be given the green card - (see article on this blog) and new hybrid grape varieties are being created. Yet recently with the advance in DNA analysis, a dozen or so ancient varieties native … Continue reading Do we need new grape varieties in Bordeaux?

The Wine Region of Graves, time to be taken seriously

First published in the Gilbert & Gaillard magazine in 2013 (www.gilbertgaillard.com) Photos copyright Haut Bailly (except Dubourdieu) Graves, the birthplace of Bordeaux wines, is today overshadowed by Bordeaux's more powerful wine regions  of the Médoc , Pomerol and St Emilion. This has been caused by a number of setbacks in its recent history, but there … Continue reading The Wine Region of Graves, time to be taken seriously