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Chateau Margaux began harvesting the fruit for their white Bordeaux wine this morning.

Date: Thu, Sep 9, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

  Chateau Margaux began harvesting the fruit for their white Bordeaux wine this morning. As a matter of comparison, while 2007 is considered an average, early drinking vintage for red Bordeaux wine, it was a perfect year for dry white Bordeaux wine as well as the sweet Bordeaux wine from Sauternes, In 2007, Chateau Margaux [...]

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2009 Bordeaux harvest in St. Emilion, according to Stephan von Neipperg, “was historical”!

Date: Tue, Sep 7, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

  Angelus owner Hubert de Bouard, in his pursuit to obtain the finest possible wine, for Angelus as well as for Bellevue added a line of 60 people to manually destem berry by berry. It was amazing watching two rows of destemmers, each 30 deep, working on the fruit, one berry at a time. Hubert [...]

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Bordeaux wine 2010 Harvest… Will Optical Sorting Machines play an important role?

Date: Tue, Sep 7, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The 2010 Bordeaux harvest is about to start. Some white wine grapes in the Graves, Pessac Leognan appellation are already being picked.  At this stage of the game, it’s still too early to call the game. But the comment most growers are making is, (especially in Pomerol), they need some rain at this point. Monday September [...]

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2009 Bordeaux Harvest in Margaux. Pontallier of Chateau Margaux called it “Dream Like”

Date: Fri, Sep 3, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The 2009 Bordeaux harvest in Margaux proved to be one of the best and longest harvests in decades! In fact, Chateau Margaux employed over 300 pickers, taking over five weeks to complete their longest harvest in history. Chateau Brane Cantenac owner Henri Lurton stated, “2009 shares similarities with 1989, although in 1989 the vines suffered more stress. [...]

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2009 Bordeaux Harvest in Margaux. Pontallier of Chateau Margaux called it “Dream Like”

Date: Fri, Sep 3, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The 2009 Bordeaux harvest in Margaux proved to be one of the best and longest harvests in decades! In fact, Chateau Margaux employed over 300 pickers, taking over five weeks to complete their longest harvest in history. Chateau Brane Cantenac owner Henri Lurton stated, “2009 shares similarities with 1989, although in 1989 the vines suffered more stress. [...]

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2009 Bordeaux Wine Harvest. The Pomerol Report with Producer Comments

Date: Mon, Aug 30, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The producers in Pomerol were thrilled with the unexpected September rains. Pomerol, with its unique clay soils and heavy merlot plantings, is usually the first major Bordeaux appellation to harvest. By early September, some Pomerol wine makers were worried about 2009 because of the lack of moisture in the soils. That changed for the better September [...]

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2009 Bordeaux Wine Harvest. The Pomerol Report with Producer Comments

Date: Mon, Aug 30, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The producers in Pomerol were thrilled with the unexpected September rains. Pomerol, with its unique clay soils and heavy merlot plantings, is usually the first major Bordeaux appellation to harvest. By early September, some Pomerol wine makers were worried about 2009 because of the lack of moisture in the soils. That changed for the better September [...]

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Bordeaux wine maker, chateau owner, Thierry Manoncourt of Figeac, St. Emilion passed away

Date: Sat, Aug 28, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

  Thierry Manoncourt passed away Friday, August 27 at his beloved Chateau Figeac, located in St. Emilion Bordeaux. One of the last of the old guard, he was only a few days shy of his 93rd birthday. Born in the Paris, he began managing Chateau Figeac in 1946. The property had been in his family [...]

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Bordeaux wine maker, chateau owner, Thierry Manoncourt of Figeac, St. Emilion passed away

Date: Sat, Aug 28, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

  Thierry Manoncourt passed away Friday, August 27 at his beloved Chateau Figeac, located in St. Emilion Bordeaux. One of the last of the old guard, he was only a few days shy of his 93rd birthday. Born in the Paris, he began managing Chateau Figeac in 1946. The property had been in his family [...]

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Does drinking Bordeaux wine make you smarter? Another healthy benefit from red Bordeaux!

Date: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

  According to an article published in WebMD, August 18, drinking wine might not make you smarter, but it can result in the decline of thinking skills. Researchers in Norway studied the drinking habits of 5,033 men and women over a seven-year period, including some teetotalers. And they report that wine drinkers scored better than [...]

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Does drinking Bordeaux wine make you smarter? Another healthy benefit from red Bordeaux!

Date: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

  According to an article published in WebMD, August 18, drinking wine might not make you smarter, but it can result in the decline of thinking skills. Researchers in Norway studied the drinking habits of 5,033 men and women over a seven-year period, including some teetotalers. And they report that wine drinkers scored better than [...]

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Natalie MacLean “A Delicate Balance”, The Key To The Art Of Wine & Food Pairing”

Date: Fri, Aug 20, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

"The two most difficult wines to pair with food are also the two most popular: chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon".

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7 Blind Men, It’s All Too Much La Turque, Chateau Margaux, Lafleur, Pavie & more Bordeaux!

Date: Thu, Aug 19, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

  Blind Tasting is always a fun and humbling experience, especially when it’s with 7 Blind Men!  You never know what to expect, which always keeps it interesting.  The group met at Campanile. Mark Peel put together more than enough food to keep us busy while Jay Perrin handled the wine service. 95 Taittinger Comtes [...]

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Tasting 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape, or getting wasted with Jerry Hey

Date: Mon, Aug 16, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

WASTED offers several different and interesting meanings. When combined with wine, the term takes on a new connotation, especially when Jerry Hey and his gang of “Wasted” members are involved. I was under the impression the name was an acronym for Wine Advocates for Serious Tasting Eating and Decadence or debauchery. Was I wrong? Jerry [...]

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