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Portraits of winegrowers

Château Léoville Poyferré

Léoville Poyferré is now run by a woman! After almost 40 years presiding over the destiny of the chateau, Didier Cuvelier left over the reins to his cousin Sara Lecompte-Cuvelier in 2018. Last October she welcomed Nelson Chow, the president of the sommeliers of Hong Kong and China for a lovely vertical tasting of Château Léoville Poyferré.   The harvest time was coming to an end but the chateau was still buzzing with activity. An opportunity for Nelson Chow to observe, at the entrance of the cellars, the sorting done. Léoville Poyferré operates a selective picking, then a manual sorting on... Read more

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Lloyd Lippens Caroline et Chris Cardon Portraits of winegrowers

A Belgian flag flying over La Haye

What has changed at Château La Haye and Bellevue-Cardon since the arrival of Chris Cardon, a Flemish industrialist in the pharmaceutical world?   Fond of sports and fine wines Chris Cardon had a...

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...

Breakaways in the vineyards

BODEGAS CORUÑA DEL CONDE

BODEGAS CORUÑA DEL CONDE, a small estate located in the village of the same name in the province of Burgos, was founded by Alberto López Calvo in 1992. In the early 50s he moved to France to...

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...

Breakaways in the vineyards

Legacy Records

On March 6, Delicious Hospitality Group, the team behind NYC’s Charlie Bird and Pasquale Jones (Robert Bohr, Grant Reynolds and Chef Ryan Hardy), opened their third venture, Legacy Records....

Pauline Lhote Portraits of winegrowers

Meeting with Pauline Lhote, director of winemaking/head winemaker for Chandon Winery in California

Pauline Lhote is the director of winemaking/head winemaker for Chandon Winery in Yountville California, Moet & Chandon's North American outpost. Following a winter holiday spent with her family...

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