Monthly Archives: December 2017

What is the Difference Between Right Bank and Left Bank Bordeaux Wine

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There is a big difference between wines from the Right Bank and Left Bank, or should I say, there are several important distinctions between Bordeaux wines from the Left Bank and Bordeaux from the Right Bank. The terroir and soil are different. The percentages of grapes planted are not the same. The culture of each region differs and because each area has its own unique style and character, as you might expect, the wines are quite different as well. The wines from each area taste, smell, feel and age differently. And that is just to get things started. So, as you can see, there are very important differences between wines from the Left Bank of Bordeaux, when compared with wines from the Right Bank of Bordeaux.

A Guide to Ducru-Beaucaillou

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The Saint-Julien second growth’s roots run deep.

Penfolds Pushes the Boundaries of Winemaking

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Australia’s premier winery mixes three top vintages into one exquisite wine.

Saint-Émilion’s Most Expensive Wines

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The Right Bank appellation of Pomerol is home to Petrus, one of Bordeaux’s most expensive wines; but how does neighboring Saint-Émilion measure up when it comes to price? Pretty well, depending on your point of view.

A Guide to Armand Rousseau

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Excellent vineyards and a commitment to terroir make this noted producer a magnet for Burgundy lovers.

New Mouton Art Label for a New Mouton Generation

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The most celebrated art “museum” in wine is the Château Mouton-Rothschild label collection, and with the unveiling of the 2015, it’s a gallery that now holds some 70 works. It also has a new curator: Following the 2014 death of Bordeaux legend Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, youngest son Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild has guided the artist selections. 2015 marks the first full vintage of a new generation at the Bordeaux first-growth, and for it, de Beaumarchais de Rothschild has tapped German artist Gerhard Richter.

Climate Change: the Death of Terroir?

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The climate debate is pretty much over for the wine industry, and the focus has shifted to mitigation.

The Small Village that Houses the World’s Best Champagne

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Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, an unassuming village in the Côte des Blancs, provides Chardonnay for Krug and Champagne Salon. But what makes this region so special?

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