“We realised that the best way to manage the vineyard and hotel was to manage them separately – it was the best recipe for harmony,” explained Christian Seely, who runs the winery and was one of the group of shareholders behind the original project.
Strong demand for bottles of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and magnums of Chateau Lafite at Hong Kong’s weekend auctions showed that concerns about economic growth slowing haven’t deterred Chinese buyers of fine wines.
2011 Bordeaux Wine Vintage Summary with harvest information, vintage characteristics, buying tips and links. For a series of detailed interviews with growers and owners from chateaux all over the entire Bordeaux wine region.
While China is drinking more and more wine each year it appears also that consumers are drinking more and more of the same type of wine. According to a recent survey, 99.5 percent of wine drunk in China is still wine.
The first egg vat was commissioned in 2001 by Michel Chapoutier, following discussions and design between Chapoutier and French vat manufacturer Marc Nomblot, whose company has been making concrete wine vats since 1922. The shapely historic connection to Roman amphorae was not coincidental in the design.
The corks were almost being popped at Sotheby's last week when it almost broke a record.Its latest fine wine auction achieved the second-highest total for a London wine sale held by the company, reaching £2.76 million.
Sipping samples of Louis Jadot’s superb 2010 Burgundies downstairs at New York’s Bar Boulud, I breathe a sigh of relief. It looks like I can still afford to buy a few of the region’s seductive bottles at reasonable prices.
Wine writing offers a myriad of directions to explore. The wines we enjoy, the way we view them, the people we share our passions and the memories we create say as much about the author as it does, the wines we write about.
Do you like eggs with wine? How about wine IN eggs? Sounds a bit dicey, but it’s been happening more lately as winemakers embrace concrete egg-shaped fermenters as a way to add unique flavors to their wines.