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Bordeaux 2016 En Primeur: Margaux, St Emilion and Pomerol

April 21st 2017

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Day two of the trip saw the Goedhuis team broaching the different appellations of Margaux, St Emilion and Pomerol. After the highlights of the previous day culminating in a very enjoyable dinner at Chateau Brane Cantenac, conversation at breakfast was a mix of anticipation and expectation: Would the wines of these appellations touch the heights so evident in Pauillac, St Estephe and St Julien?

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Taittinger Trip – February 2017

March 9th 2017

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Last week I had the great pleasure of being invited to Taittinger and what an exceptional trip it was; extremely educational and great fun. Taittinger is one of the last great Champagne Houses to remain independently owned and managed by the family itself. The origins date back to the 1700s and it has been in the hands of the Taittinger family from around the 1900s. The hallmark of Taittinger is the high proportion of Chardonnay used in their winemaking, creating great elegance and finesse in their champagnes.

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Plenitude versus Plentitude

October 27th 2016

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Rebranding anything is difficult. People are conservative by nature and even when something has a terrible name to start with, like “Oil of Ulay”’s change to simply “Olay” or “Opal Fruits” to “Starburst”, there’s the feeling that something’s been lost. Dom Pérignon’s chief Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy certainly had that fear when he took the audacious step in renaming Dom Pérignon’s late cellar release, the Oenothèque, to the more ornate, Plénitude. However, at a recent tasting of the Dom Pérignon Plenitude (P2) Rosé 1996 he was happy with his decision.

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