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Michael Broadbent MW (News & Features)

Michael Broadbent had just released his Wine Tasting book. At the time, I was running the wine society of a rural British university and we invited him to speak and teach us how to taste (I still have my first copy of the book). He graciously accepted...Read Full Story

Jean-Bernard Delmas (News & Features)

{image_1}Bordeaux was gathering in its last grapes of the 2019 harvest as its top winemakers gathered together on October 9 to pay their respects to Jean-Bernard Delmas, who died last week at the age of 83 after a long illness. Through his career at

Letter from Bordeaux: Vintage 2018 (News & Features)

{image_1}The effects were cruel, felt across the region but especially by those farming their vines organically or biodynamically. The latter method has been gradually adopted by leading estates such as Latour, Margaux, Palmer, Pontet Canet, Giscours and du Tertre, for whom yields fell to around 15 hectoliters per hectare,...Read Full Story

Jean-Claude Berrouet (News & Features)

Jean-Claude Berrouet is the 2018 recipient of the Winemaker’s Winemaker Award from the Institute of Masters of Wine.{image_1}Jean-Claude Berrouet is the 2018 recipient of the Winemaker’s Winemaker Award from the Institute of Masters of Wine. Berrouet is best known for his work at Château Pétrus,...Read Full Story

The Modern 2015s (News & Features)

{image_1}As the week of en primeur tasting went on, it was clear that Bordeaux once again had a great vintage on its hands after a gap of five years. Some producers claim to have made their best wine ever, which is quite an assertion considering the great quality...Read Full Story

Paul Pontallier, 1956 to 2016 (News & Features)

{image_1}The en primeur week began on a very sad note with the funeral of Paul Pontallier, director of Château Margaux for many years, at the Basilique de St-Seurin in Bordeaux. He died on March 28, at 59...Read Full Story

Letter from Bordeaux (News & Features)

{image_1}Tasting the 2012 vintage in Bordeaux this spring made me think back 30 years to the 1982 vintage, the first Bordeaux vintage that I tasted en primeur. The 1982s, forward and sweet, launched a revolution after two decades of somnolence: Modern Bordeaux was born. Having tasted every vintage en primeur since...Read Full Story

Meet Some of the Sons and Daughters: Jean-Michel & Jean-Charles Cazes (News & Features)

Jasmine Hirsch never believed she’d end up working with her father, David, at Hirsch Vineyards on Sonoma’s remote far coast. Olivier Berrouet didn’t have a second thought when he was offered the job his father, Jean-Claude, had held for more than forty years—making the wine...Read Full Story

Letter from Bordeaux (News & Features)

{image_1}Even if nobody is in the mood to buy expensive wines these days, nearly 4,000 members of the wine trade and press descended on Bordeaux during the first week of April to taste the 2008 barrel samples. The region was buzzing with gossip and rumor-châteaux for sale, négociants...Read Full Story

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