Bordeaux 2014 harvests – Chateau Phelan Segur

Bordeaux 2014 harvests – Chateau Phelan Segur

By Brinda Bourhis A few days ago I was at Château Phelan Segur, St Estèphe and the harvests were in full swing. Around 150 harvesters have been taken on to pick the grapes on this 68 hectare property, in the heart of Saint Estèphe and where the quest for quality has...
Bordeaux 2014 : First impressions by a wine expert

Bordeaux 2014 : First impressions by a wine expert

Text: Brinda Bourhis The harvests not only concern the wine producers and their pickers. The role of the external consultant who has been following the evolution of the vine cycle all the way until the end of the winemaking process is an important one and his/her...
Bordeaux Wine Festival – a booming 9th Edition

Bordeaux Wine Festival – a booming 9th Edition

Text: Brinda Bourhis // Images: Bordeaux Fete le Vin 2014 500 000 visitors attended the Bordeaux Wine Festival that took place from 26-29 June in the city along the quaysides of the Garonne River – a remarkable result for this event that is now in its 9th edition....
MILLÉSIMA BRINGS THE RHÔNE VALLEY TO BORDEAUX

MILLÉSIMA BRINGS THE RHÔNE VALLEY TO BORDEAUX

On 19th March, Millésima , the leading on-line wine merchant from Bordeaux hosted an exceptional tasting with over 30 producers from prestigious appellations of the Rhône Valley. Created in 1988 by Patrick Bernard, Millésima has over 65,000 customers mainly in Europe,...
VINIPRO-THE NEW WINE FAIR ENDS ON A SATISFACTORY NOTE

VINIPRO-THE NEW WINE FAIR ENDS ON A SATISFACTORY NOTE

Text: Brinda Bouris // Images:  Brinda Bouris & Julien Fernandez The organizers of Vinipro, the new trade fair that kicked off on March 3rd for 3 consecutive days confirm successful results with over 6000 people attending to discover the wines presented by 262...
Vinipro-a new generation trade show

Vinipro-a new generation trade show

Text: Brinda Bourhis, Cru’s Bordeaux correspondent Everyone in the wine trade knows Vinexpo that has existed for many years, but Vinipro is another trade show that started on March 3rd 2014 for the very first time in Bordeaux. Vinipro brings together wines from...
The Winemakers’ Collection of Château d’Arsac

The Winemakers’ Collection of Château d’Arsac

2013 marks the 8th edition of Château d’Arsac’s special cuvée ‘The Winemakers’ Collection’, a wine under AOC Haut Médoc completely elaborated by a guest winemaker from around the world. Ntsiki Biyela, the first Zulu female winemaker from South Africa was chosen by...
Château Cos d’Estournel Harverst 2013

Château Cos d’Estournel Harverst 2013

    Aymeric de Gironde, CEO of Château Cos d’Estournel in St Estèphe gave Cru’s Bordeaux correspondent Brinda Bourhis a brief report on the recent harvests of the white wine produced at the estate. “Cos d’Estournel Blanc is a very rare wine. It has...
Bordeaux Harvest News – Château Couhins

Bordeaux Harvest News – Château Couhins

Direct from the vineyards, Cru magazine’s Bordeaux correspondent Brinda Bourhis reports on the 2013 harvests.   Château Couhins, a Grand Cru Classé of Graves is owned by the French state, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). The technical...
Bordeaux Harvest News by Patrice Hateau

Bordeaux Harvest News by Patrice Hateau

Mr Patrice Hateau who runs Synergie Vin, an audit and consulting firm that offers technical advice to wineries in Bordeaux, gave Brinda Bourhis (Cru’s Bordeaux Correspondant) his expert analysis on the 2013 vintage.   “I have 21 vintages of experience behind me and...
Bordeaux harvests 2013 – Château Brown

Bordeaux harvests 2013 – Château Brown

Direct from the vineyards, Cru magazine’s Bordeaux correspondent Brinda Bourhis reports on the 2013 harvests that have just recently got underway. Château Brown, Pessac Leognan This estate that produces both red and white wines has just finished harvesting the whites....
Bordeaux Harvest News 2013

Bordeaux Harvest News 2013

Direct from the vineyards, Cru magazine’s Bordeaux correspondent Brinda Bourhis reports on the 2013 harvests that have just recently got underway. Chateau Malartic Lagravière, Grand Cru Classé Graves Séverine and Jean-Jacques Bonnie, who run with their family the...