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Our First Taste of 2007 Bordeaux

April 1st 2008

Sunday PM found Gatwick North Terminal brimming with thirsty UK wine traders, fully trained up for the intensive week of tasting which is the Union des Grands Crus, an annual gathering of the world’s wine trade who descend on the region to taste and assess the latest vintage which is only just in barrel, so is a tannic challenge, but a very important opportunity to meet, talk and taste with the chateau owners and negociants.

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Sense and Sensibility

March 19th 2008

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How important are your senses to you?! Have you gone as far as Ilja Gort, the Dutch owner of Chateau de la Garde in Bordeaux, France, who insured his nose earlier this week for a staggering £3.9 million to cover its loss and sense of smell. Ilja Gort

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Expansion of the Champagne Region

March 17th 2008

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Dozens of new producers have been awarded the right to produce champagne under the first substantial expansion of the tightly controlled wine region since 1927. Thirty eight communes (village districts) were named after decades of lobbying and feuding among councils and growers who are excluded from the official boundaries of champagne country.

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