It’s not even the end of September and the grapes are pretty much in the cellars all over Provence, our life has moved on to winemaking and the growers are enjoying a break and time for the “chasse”, or wild boar hunting. As far as they’re concerned 2015 has been a dreamy year. Why? Because […]
Wow and thanks everyone. Mirabeau’s “How to open a bottle of wine with a shoe” video now notched up over 10 million views on YouTube!
Earlier this year I met Angela in the UK for a pub lunch to discuss how the vintage was coming along and timings for the 2013 blending. It was then she broke the news to me that, after 40 years of winemaking around the globe, she was finally retiring…
The top white wines from Burgundy are by reputation the finest white wines on the planet. And you know what, they are all 100% chardonnay. In this short video, the President of Maison Louis Jadot, Pierre-Henry Gagey explains where to find the best whites from the region.
The Hospices de Beaune charity auction been arranged annually since 1851, taking place on the third Sunday in November amid a three-day festival devoted to the food and wines of Burgundy called Les Trois Glorieuses.
In essence, Burgundy should be a fairly simple wine region to understand – after all, its only got one red grape (Pinot Noir) and one white (Chardonnay)*. But the reality is that Burgundy has a higher number of appellations d’origine protegée (AOPs) than any other French region, and is often seen as the most terroir-conscious […]
Pinot Noir is arguably the grape that produces the finest wines in the world and Burgundy is it’s natural home. But with more and more regions in the New World (especially the USA and New Zealand) now producing serious Pinots, I couldn’t resist asking one of the most influential men in Burgundy what he thinks of these wines.
Over the years the role of wine growers and négociants in Burgundy have become increasingly linked as Pierre-Henry Gagey, president of Maison Louis Jadot, explains.
If you love French design and food you should really try and plan a little trip to Aix-en-Provence for the Salon Coté Sud in early June. It’s held in the Parc Jourdan in the middle of this beautiful and picturesque town with artisans from all over Provence exhibiting; delighting you with their colourful and unusual products […]
I have long harboured a desire to understand more about olive oil and olive related products. Olive trees are such a beautiful feature of our landscape and the product should really be delicious coming from this sun soaked place with its fertile red earth.