2007 Bordeaux: Star Winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt’s Group ‘La Grappe’

During the en primeur week (1st March to 3rd April) of winetastings when the world's wine press and trade comes to Bordeaux to taste the newly released vintage (2007), the new star on the block Stephane Derenoncourt presented all of the domaines for which he is wine consultant - 60 different properties under the name of  'La Grappe' … Continue reading 2007 Bordeaux: Star Winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt’s Group ‘La Grappe’

The Language of Aromas

Perfumer Alexandre Schmitt is teaching the wine world to speak the same language – the universal language of aromas. Be it at Opus One in the Napa Valley or Chateau Petrus in Pomerol, winemakers are learning how to describe the aromas of wine with pinpoint accuracy. Born in the wine capital Bordeaux, trained in perfumery, … Continue reading The Language of Aromas