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Sierra de Gredos Breakaways in the vineyards

Garnacha de Gredos: The hidden treasure

Despite its close proximity with Madrid by auto and rail, Spain’s ‘Sierra de Gredos’ wine region is relatively unknown to the informed wine pro. Its establishment as a modern wine-producing dates only to the 1990s while the economic difficulties beginning in 2008 crippled these nascent efforts, and the occasional infighting, inability or unwillingness to embrace contemporary marketing methods, a lack of an identifiable Denomination of Origin or dynamic independent body to organize group efforts have prevented the hard-working and visionary vignerons and bodegas with unique wines from their... Read more

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château Bernadotte Portraits of winegrowers

Château Bernadotte

With a wealth of a peculiar history Château Bernadotte and its 40 hectares of vines have taken a new turn since its purchase in 2012 by Antares Cheng, a Hongkongese businessman, owner of a network of...

Michel Bardet Portraits of winegrowers

Domaine Albert Grivault, Clos des Perrières

In Meursault, the Clos des Perrières has been known for centuries as a truly exceptional 'terroir'. We have tried to uncover the mysteries of this vineyard which so ably competes with even the most...

L'architecte Jean Nouvel et le propriétaire, Andrei Filatov. Portraits of winegrowers

Château La Grâce Dieu des Prieurs

Château La Grâce Dieu des Prieurs is located not far from the belfries of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, it was founded in 1885 and has a complex soil consisting of brown sand, clay and chalk. Its 9...

Patrick Clarens, Jean-Pierre Derouet et Hugues Laborde. Portraits of winegrowers

Invindia: A daring signature

Daring blends, atypical names, an original aromatic signature. Four entities are now united under the brand Invindia, a signature that wants itself to be atypical on the right bank of Bordeaux.  ...

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Primeurs 2017

The rise in temperature in the end of the winter favoured early budburst and a particularly dry April resulted in a very rapid growth. The frost in the plains on April 21 and 22 and the hard frost on...

Pierre Chariol Portraits of winegrowers

Lescours' revival

Unconventional, inspired countryman, Pierre Chariol, fifth generation of Château de Lescours at Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens, boasts his difference. He defends a wine at his image, unbiased, obvious,...

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