Winery

Quinta do Noval Declares Two 2020 Vintage Ports

Quinta do Noval has declared Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port 2020 and Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2020. “2020 was a hot and dry year, with a prolonged ripening period throughout the summer that led to an early harvest, as the grapes became fully ripe by early September.” Christian Seely, Managing Director of AXA …

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Cave d’Aze Bourgogne Chardonnay 2020

Grand Frais is a chain in France that has vegetables – including mustard green – most other supermarkets do not carry. Some seafood too including particularly fresh scallops when the shellfish is in season. They have a nice selection of mozzarella and burrata too. Last January, I chanced on this from …

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Champagne Gamet

Family-owned, family-managed, and with the same family producing the wines, CHAMPAGNE GAMET has vineyards located on both the Right Bank and Left Bank of the Marne River. The fourth-generation is in place today, making wines that are fruity, deliciously accessible, dry – even very dry – and textural because of their high percentage …

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Treaty Port vineyards in China sold to DBR Lafite

Treaty Port winery in Shandong has sold its vineyards to its neighbor Domaine de Long Dai, the Chinese winery owned by DBR Lafite for an undisclosed amount, Vino Joy News has learned. The deal was completed last week and the sale includes Treaty Port’s 18 ha vineyards (268 mu) in …

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New Dry Wines

AXA Millesimes’ Managing Director Christian Seely launches new wines Sauternes First Growth Chateau Suduiraut is launching new dry wines. Chateau Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes Grand Vin Blanc Sec and Chateau Suduiraut Pur Semillon Grand Vin Blanc Sec were created in 2020. Crafted in small quantities from a terroir ranked as a Sauternes Premier Cru in 1855, …

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Breaking News!

Brad Pitt’s Fleur de Miraval will be served at the Oscars on 27 March 2022 Champagne Fleur de Miraval will be served at the 94th Academy Awards. The only Champagne house devoted exclusively to rosé, Fleur de Miraval is a partnership between Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt, the Perrin Family of Chateau de Beaucastel in the Rhone …

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Copower Jade of Ningxia

BY CH’NG POH TIONG The writer is Regional Chairman of Asia for the UK’s Decanter World Wine Awards since its inception in 2004. He is also the contributor for China and Japan for the world’s best-selling wine book Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine Guide. Lily Zhang is Founder Proprietor of Copower Jade The Chinese name …

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Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2021

From left, Proprietor Henri Lurton, Wine Consultant Eric Boissenot (standing), and General Manager Christophe Capdeville The world media and wine merchants will descend on Bordeaux next month April to taste the futures or en primeurs Bordeaux 2021 vintage. (Myself will only do so in May as I have to be …

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New Technical Director at Chateau Pichon Baron

From left, Pierre Montégut, Christian Seely and Jean-René Matignon After 36 years as Technical Director of Chateau Pichon Baron, Jean-René Matignon has decided to step down and retire in April of this year. Since 2001, Jean-René Matignon has been working with Christian Seely, Managing Director AXA Millésimes, and during this time he …

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Amour de Deutz Vertical

Champagne Deutz is based in Aÿ. The Grand Cru village is particularly renowned for the outstanding quality of its Pinot Noir. It is, therefore, something of a very pleasant surprise for wine lovers that Champagne Deutz makes one of the finest, most elegant, long-lived pure Chardonnay or Blanc de Blancs. …

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