The ‘Place de Bordeaux’ – Bordeaux’s Wine Trade under scrutiny

First published in the Gilbert & Gaillard magazine Since wines were first produced in Bordeaux in medieval times, they have been sold through wine merchants via brokers. This way of trading is called the ‘Place de Bordeaux’ and still exists today. Is it an ever-changing efficient model that has enabled Bordeaux wines to become so … Continue reading The ‘Place de Bordeaux’ – Bordeaux’s Wine Trade under scrutiny

2007 Leoville and Langoa with Anthony Barton: Refined and elegant like the man himself

Tasted the 2007 Leoville and Langoa-Barton, 2nd and 3rd Growth St Julien with owner Anthony Barton. He explained how a miracle occurred in September of 2007 when the sun started to shine after such a wet Summer and saved the day. 2007 will be a wine for drinking (not for collecting) and is one of … Continue reading 2007 Leoville and Langoa with Anthony Barton: Refined and elegant like the man himself