Languedoc–Roussillon wants to produce red wine as good as any Bordeaux

Languedoc–Roussillon wants to produce red wine as good as any Bordeaux

The region of Languedoc–Roussillon in the South-East of France is not only one of the largest wine regions in the world, but also one of the oldest. Languedoc–Roussillon’s history of growing vines dates way back to the 5th century BC. Even today one can still […]

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin’s 2004 vintage rosé champagne is the perfect sparkling charmer

Want to drink a delicious rosé champagne with plenty of character? Put the Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne 2004 Vintage Rosé Brut to a taste. This 2004 vintage rosé is elegant, fresh and complex at the same time. The colour is a salmon pink and it […]

Pascal Bellier’s Cour-Cheverney 2010, fans of Loire wines will find a lot to like here

If you really want to drink something off the beaten path, dwell no further. Today I tasted for the first time ever wine from the exceedingly rare Romorantin variety only found in one French AOC called Cour-Cheverny, a tiny sub-appellation of Cheverny in the Touraine […]

Château Brown 2006 a smart, well made wine with a powerful bouquet

The label ‘Grand Vin de Bordeaux’ does not always deliver what it implies, but in the Château Brown 2006 case you are tasting a good wine. A powerful bouquet wins you over with warm, ripe fruit in the nose and black -black currant- fruits with […]

A promise kept: Chateau du Tertre 2001 from the highest hills of Margaux

The 2001 Château du Tertre gives a purity and clarity in the glass and in the nose that promises more. The colour is deep garnet with hardly any discolouration. In the nose the black currants and cherries take off well with the oak, aided by […]

Camille Giroud – Beaune Aux Cras, an underestimated wine?

This Beaune aux Cras 2008 was quite a surprise after tasting a row of Burgundy wines at the Ockhuysen tasting last Friday. I was told that it is quite an underestimated wine. True or not, it is a well made medium bodied wine with a […]