The Secret Side of St Emilion

Discovering the Real St Emilion - the Secret ‘in-side’ of a wine village By Nicolle Croft (first published in the Gilbert & Gaillard International Magazine) St Emilion is probably one of the most well-known wines in the world. Registered by UNESCO since 1999 as one of the World’s heritage sites, the medieval village which lies … Continue reading The Secret Side of St Emilion

The Unlevel Playing Field that is St Emilion today

 A few personal thoughts from a independant bystander on the recent re-classification. For me this photo of hands in soil sums up what wine is; the passing of a inate knowledge built up over time of a family from one generation to another.  The knowledge of a particular soil and how nature interacts in a particular vineyard … Continue reading The Unlevel Playing Field that is St Emilion today

It is not a matter of being bad losers says the Boidron family of Corbin Michotte

.http://www.terredevins.com/corbin-michotte-nous-ne-sommes-pas-de-mauvais-perdants/ There are three château  that are contesting the new classification complaining particularly about the way the tastings were carried out.There is talk that the INAO are thinking about stopping the classification that causes so much contention. To me it shows that tasting wine is too subjective and inconsistent. Corbin Michotte cannot understand how they … Continue reading It is not a matter of being bad losers says the Boidron family of Corbin Michotte