Wine from France

Chateau Lagrange

Visit to Chateau Lagrange

It was great to see Charlotte Denjean, PR manager for Chateau Lagrange, again after the UGC visit to New York a few weeks ago. Chateau Lagrange is one of the… More »

Chateau Prieure Lichine

Visiting Prieure Lichine in Margaux

It was delightful to see Lise Latrielle of Chateau Prieure Lichine again, who with technical manager Etienne Charrier welcome our little group for a tour, tasting, and dinner at the… More »

Visit to Chateau Lascombes

  Karine Barbier, Public Relations manager, is a most gracious host as she welcomes us to Chateau Lascombes, a lavish Second Growth estate. Though the estate existed for centuries its… More »

Chateau Fourtet

Visiting Clos Fourtet

What a treat to meet Matthieu Cuvelier, director of the gorgeous Clos Fourtet which his Paris-based family bought several decades ago. Warm and gregarious, M. Cuvelier greeted us and showed… More »

Visiting Chateau Clinet in Pomerol

“Welcome!” says attractive Monique Bailly, as our car pulls into the driveway in front of Chateau Clinet in Pomerol. With her long blonde hair Monique looks like the total California… More »

soutard

Visiting Chateau Soutard

This year, the Union Des Grand Crus changed the program for journalists, arranging for small groups to make afternoon visits after the En Primeur tasting. It turned out to be… More »

Arlaux Champagne

Experiencing Arlaux Champagne

Are you curious about some of the smaller houses in Champagne? Such as Arlaux Champagne? More to the point, have you wondered about how a majority of Pinot Meunier in… More »

Lunch with Michael Rolland Featuring Vignobles Andre Lurton

“Did you know that a bottle of Chateau Bonnet is sold every 20 seconds?” says energetic Laurent Belisaire, smiling at the people around the table. Actually, before this afternoon, I… More »

Jura Wine

Jura Wine Comes to NYC

Have you heard of Jura Wine? It’s a fabulous region just about an hour from Burgundy, with ancient soil like Burgundy – but ‘in reverse.’ In Burgundy, we discovered, the… More »

interview with adrien olivier

Interview with Adrien Olivier of Domaine de Chevalier

The 2015 Bordeaux vintage looks to be one of the great ones, and on this visit to En Primeur my first interview was with Adrien Olivier of Domaine de Chevalier.… More »

chenin blanc

Vouvray vs. Anjou: Chenin Blanc

Vouvray vs. Anjou The Masters of Wine exam, in which wines are tasted blind, frequently features two Chenin Blanc wines, often Vouvray vs. Anjou. It is important to compare and contrast… More »

Ritz-Carlton Wine Dinner with Chateau Talbot Owner Jean-Paul Bignon

Do you love fine Bordeaux wine from Saint Julien like Chateau Talbot? Do you crave the excellent cuisine and luxurious service of the Central Park Ritz Carlton? Chateau Talbot Owner… More »

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