China and Bordeaux: how the wine bubble burst

On Suzanne Mustacich’s Thirsty Dragon China’s Lust for Bordeaux and the Threat to the World’s Best Wines 29 January 2016 Book review by Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com I recall enjoying a 1982 and a 2003 Leoville Poyferre at the lovely Saint Julien restaurant with chateau owner Didier Cuvelier and a Chinese merchant back in April […]

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Bordeaux: more than just big names

Joy in Montagne and Lalande de Pomerol with Jeff Berrouet By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 21 October 2015 Jean-Claude Berrouet, long time director of Petrus, bought Vieux Château Saint André in the somewhat obscure appellation of Montagne Saint Emilion back in 1978. Why Montagne? He had a double activity: vinifying wines for negociant Jean Pierre Moueix but also purchasing […]

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