Domaine Bertrand Galbrun

Bertrand Galbrun is a young winemaker with a passion for clean, simply-spirited wine. Back when he was looking for the right plot of land for his winery, Galbrun began to work with his friend, winemaker Sebastian David, in Bourgueil four days a week. Inspired by the uniqueness of the terroir, he founded his eponymous domain in the area in 2005 and he now farms 3.5 hectares of 100% biodynamic grapes. Harvest is performed manually. Grapes are collected in small crates and undergo many tries before vinification. Grapes are then 100% destemmed and crushed by foot. No yeast, no added enzymes, and no … Continue reading Domaine Bertrand Galbrun

Domaine du Pegau

Domaine du Pegau is an old name in Chateauneuf du Pape. The Feraud family is able to trace their roots all the way back to the middle of the 17th century in the Southern Rhone Valley. That is when the ancestors of the Feraud family first planted grape vines next to their olive trees and other assorted fruit trees in Chateauneuf du Pape. The great, grandparents of Laurence Feraud were responsible for entering the family in the wine business with their initial purchases of vines. After their death the vineyards were divided between her 4 children. Paul Feraud, the father … Continue reading Domaine du Pegau

Weingut Michael Teschke 

The wine-maker Michael Teschke rated his wines with “Qualitätsärschen” (Quality of asses) instead of stars. The wine grower is considered an insider tip in Rheinhessen. In Gau-Algesheim, in the northern part of Rheinhessen, Michael and Sylvia Teschke manage seven hectares of vineyards, some of which are over 45 years old. As a winegrower, Teschke is a self-breaker. He likes to swim against the current. The 39-year-old devotes himself with special passion to the Sylvaner, with him consistently written with y, and the Portuguese. Two grape varieties, which had long an image problem in Germany and Rheinhessen. Wrongly, as the quality-oriented … Continue reading Weingut Michael Teschke 

Bordeaux Classification of 1855

                                                                   1855 Classification 1st Growths: Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac Château Latour, Pauillac Château Margaux, Margaux Château Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (reclassified from 2nd Growth in 1973) 2nd Growths: Château Cos d’Estournel, St.-Estèphe Château Montrose, St.-Estèphe Château Pichon Longueville Baron, Pauillac Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac Château Léoville-Las Cases, St.-Julien Château Léoville-Poyferré, St.-Julien Château Léoville Barton, St.-Julien Château Gruaud-Larose, St.-Julien Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, St.-Julien Château Rauzan-Ségla, … Continue reading Bordeaux Classification of 1855

Aleatico

Aleatico is a red grape variety. Because of its fine nutmeg taste, it is thought to be a mutation of the Yellow Muscat vine, although it is red. Typically, sweet wines are produced from them, often also prized wines. There are cultivation areas mainly in the Italian regions Piedmont, Tuscany, Lazio, Apulia, Campania and Basilicata as well as on the islands Elba and Corsica. It is also cultivated in Australia, Chile, California, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Aleatico is a variety of the noble vine (Vitis vinifera). It has hermaphrodite and is thus self-fertilizing. In the case of viticulture, the economic disadvantage … Continue reading Aleatico