Because, collectively, Bordeaux risk to take ages to decide to react to what I now call the « 2013 Bordeaux bashing », I prefer to react as a wine lover and try to bring some elements in a « one way conversation ». Bordeaux, out of fashion ? Can be. Grossly overpriced ? It depends. No 2013 on the market? Stop this 2013 Bordeaux bashing…
I was very impressed by this blog post from Christian Seely who is managing director of AXA Millésimes, and therefore in charge of a number of wine estates, including Pichon, Petit Village and Suduiraut in Bordeaux.
This year’s wines from Pauillac and Pomerol are “a joyous triumph over adversity” writes AXA Millésimes managing director Christian Seely, who believes detractors of the vintage will be “agreeably surprised”.
2013 comes to an end and suddenly 2014 looks like we will experience a new exciting period that will also impact wine brand marketing. This is a first conclusion we could draw from comments made by experts during two great events that are currently taking place: Le Web Paris 2013 and the NCDM 2013 Conference.
In 2008, I had the chance to walk through the cellars of François Raveneau, one of Chablis' greatest producers, to taste the wines and ask Bernard Raveneau how he and his brother Jean-Marie crafted such mind-blowing expressions of Chardonnay.
THE SOFT, WARMING, spicy red wines of the Côtes du Rhône have long been known to collectors for their outstanding value for money. Compared with their counterparts in Bordeaux, Burgundy and Napa they have not experienced rapid price inflation. In the north of the valley, the best examples, made from the Syrah grape in places such as Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage...
Marcel Sabaté is general manager of a company making particularly good cava, the sparkling wine that is one of the distinctive flavours of Spain. When Castellroig was founded in 1994, he sold every bottle to his fellow Spaniards.