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News! Chateau Latour buys into Pomerol St. Emilion Lalande de Pomerol

Date: Thu, Mar 6, 2014 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider

Francois Pinault, the owner of Chateau Latour buys 3 chateaux in Pomerol, St. Emilion and Lalande de Pomerol in his continuing efforts to expand their holdings in Bordeaux.

The post News! Chateau Latour buys into Pomerol St. Emilion Lalande de Pomerol was originally published in The Wine Cellar Insider.

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1994 California Cabernet Sauvignon Best Wines of the Vintage Tasted

Date: Mon, Mar 3, 2014 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider

1994 California Cabernet Sauvignon are at their best, sublime. Many of these wines at 20 years of age are drinking in the sweet spot today proving that modern California do age!

The post 1994 California Cabernet Sauvignon Best Wines of the Vintage Tasted was originally published in The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2013 Beychevelle Harvest Vintage and Wine in St. Julien

Date: Tue, Jan 14, 2014 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider

This is in fact our lowest yields in the history of Beychevelle, even lower than we had1991! We are at 30 hectoliters per hectare this year.

The post 2013 Beychevelle Harvest Vintage and Wine in St. Julien was originally published in The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2013 Malartic Lagraviere Pessac Leognan Vintage Harvest Report

Date: Wed, Jan 8, 2014 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider

We farm part of the Malartic Lagraviere vineyard in organic and biodynamic farming techniques. It didn’t help specifically for 2013. But it helps in general.

The post 2013 Malartic Lagraviere Pessac Leognan Vintage Harvest Report was originally published in The Wine Cellar Insider.

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Robert Parker Kicks Off First World Tour Grand Wine Events February 26

Date: Mon, Jan 6, 2014 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider

Robert Parker, the world's most famous wine writer and wine critic is going to host the first in an extensive series of wine events, dinners and master classes all over the world.

The post Robert Parker Kicks Off First World Tour Grand Wine Events February 26 was originally published in The Wine Cellar Insider.

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Top Ten Wine and Food Resolutions for 2014

Date: Thu, Jan 2, 2014 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider

#4 - Open some of the oldest wines in my cellar. I do not want to get to the stage where my oldest bottles are too old to taste. Or worse, I am too old to taste them.

The post Top Ten Wine and Food Resolutions for 2014 was originally published in The Wine Cellar Insider.

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The list of my Top Ten Value Wines Tasted in 2013

Date: Wed, Dec 25, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider

The best value wines are those that offer true character, style and pleasure with the ability to age and evolve. Plus they sell at a price most wine lovers can afford.

The post The list of my Top Ten Value Wines Tasted in 2013 was originally published in The Wine Cellar Insider.

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Brane Cantenac Raises Money For Charity with Photographic Auction

Date: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

Chateau Brane Cantenac Raises Money For Charity with Photographic Auction of exclusive images taken by photographer Eric Boissenot of Brane Cantenac estate.

The post Brane Cantenac Raises Money For Charity with Photographic Auction appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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Robert Parker Not Commercializing his Name Signature or Wine Advocate

Date: Thu, Jun 6, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

Robert Parker’s signature will not be used in any packaging, in the format of our logo or otherwise. We continue to maintain our strict policy of not profiting from the sale of wine. Endorsing wines for profit is in direct conflict with the policy we have maintained for more than 34 years. We have no plans to change this policy.

The post Robert Parker Not Commercializing his Name Signature or Wine Advocate appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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Haut Brion adds to their holdings, buys L’Arrosee in St. Emilion

Date: Wed, Jun 5, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

In a bit of breaking news in Bordeaux, Domaine Clarence Dillon, headed by Prince Robert of Luxembourg, the owner of Chateau Haut Brion and Chateau La Mission Haut Brion added to their continued growing portfolio of Bordeaux estates with the purchase of Chateau L’Arrosée in St. Emilion from the Caille family. This is their second [...]

The post Haut Brion adds to their holdings, buys L’Arrosee in St. Emilion appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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Robert Parker signs sets of 100 Pt Bordeaux in Rare Commercial Move

Date: Wed, Jun 5, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

Only 600 of these collectible Robert Parker Signature sets will be sold. The sets will sell at retail for a whopping 2,000 Euros retail, which equates to about $2,630 US dollars! The sets contain wines scoring 100 Pts from Robert Parker from the 2009 vintage.

The post Robert Parker signs sets of 100 Pt Bordeaux in Rare Commercial Move appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2012 Leoville Poyferre latest year since 79, Didier Cuvelier Interview

Date: Tue, Jun 4, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The additional smaller tronconic vats we added in 2010 helps us with the selection. We can now vinify with one plot per vat and work with more precision in the extraction. With 2012, we didn’t need to push extraction too much.

The post 2012 Leoville Poyferre latest year since 79, Didier Cuvelier Interview appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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First Major Bordeaux Chateau Sells to Asian Investor is Big News!

Date: Thu, May 30, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

Chateau Bon Pasteur along with 2 other Rolland family owned estates sells to Asian Investor who also owns vineyards in Napa, as he purchased the well-regarded Sloan winery for a record setting price, not that long ago.

The post First Major Bordeaux Chateau Sells to Asian Investor is Big News! appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale Wines With Philippe Cambie

Date: Thu, May 30, 2013 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

Perfectly ripe fruits, high levels of concentration, lush, rich textures and long, expansive finishes with the ability to age and evolve best describes 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape!

The post 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale Wines With Philippe Cambie appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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