August 2019

Treasury Wine Estates buys Chateau Cambon la Pelouse in Bordeaux

2020-09-02T15:15:28+01:00

Penfolds buys a Chateau! Treasury Wine Estates(TWE) announced yesterday that they have just bought Chateau Cambon la Pelouse in the Medoc region of Bordeaux.This is the first acquisition in France for one of the largest premium wine producers in Australia, New Zealand and America. TWE used to be the wine division of Foster's beer. [...]

Treasury Wine Estates buys Chateau Cambon la Pelouse in Bordeaux2020-09-02T15:15:28+01:00

What does Grand Cru mean in Champagne?

2020-09-02T15:10:40+01:00

We have already explored what the term 'Grand Cru' means in Bordeaux and Burgundy. But what does 'Grand Cru' mean in Champagne?The term 'Grand Cru' is totally different in Champagne, as it refers to the village rather than the specific vineyard (like Burgundy) or the specific estate name (like Bordeaux).There are currently 17 villages in Champagne that are [...]

What does Grand Cru mean in Champagne?2020-09-02T15:10:40+01:00

What does Grand Cru mean in Burgundy?

2020-09-02T15:11:47+01:00

The term ‘Grand Cru’ used in Burgundy refers to the top 33 recognised vineyards. These 33 vineyards cover 550 hectares of vines, which is approximately 2% of the total Burgundy area.(29000 hectares). Grand Cru can refer to red wine (356 hectares) or white wine (194 hectares). The original Grand Cru vineyards were mapped out [...]

What does Grand Cru mean in Burgundy?2020-09-02T15:11:47+01:00
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