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