Passing of Bordeaux Faculty of Oenology Doyen

Sad news to start the new year with the news of the death of Bernard Donèche, the doyen since 2005 and of the state of the art location for the faculty since 2009, the Institute of the Science of the Vine and Wine. Experienced researcher particularly in wine biochemistry particularly  botrytis cinerea (noble rot). He was also … Continue reading Passing of Bordeaux Faculty of Oenology Doyen

Medal Winning Wines: Does it mean anything?

Saturday April 12th and the day started at 8.30 in Bourg sur Gironde on the right bank of the Gironde at the Challenge International du Vin's 32nd competition of judging international wines, France's oldest international wine competiton. This year there were over 5000 entries from 35 countries and 900 tasters to judge the wines. I was one … Continue reading Medal Winning Wines: Does it mean anything?