Category Archives: #Grand Cru

Grower vs. Négotiant Champagne

I had the pleasure of attending a seminar on Grower vs. Négotiant Champagnes…what a treat! Our presenter was Jeff Hacker who works at Binney’s Beverage Depot in Des Plaines, Illinois.  Jeff has been in the industry for over 11 years.  … Continue reading

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Beau-Séjour Bécot- Premier Grand Cru Classé – Saint Emilion

My last scheduled château visit was to Beau-Séjour Bécot located just outside the town of Saint- Emilion.  This estate has been making wine since the Gallo-Roman period!  “Beau-Séjour” means “lovely stay” and was named back in 1787 by Gen. Jacques … Continue reading

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Château Pichon-Longueville – Pauillac

My second scheduled visit had me heading north to the area near Pauillac.  Classified in 1855 as a Second Growth château, Pichon-Longueville is a grand looking, castle-like building similar to those found in the fairy-tales I read to my grand-daughter! It boasts multiple turrets, … Continue reading

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Château Lascombes- Margaux, Bordeaux

The first scheduled visit on my “wine journey” through the Bordeaux wine region, was Château Lascombes in Margaux, which is an area on the left bank of the Gironde. Dominique Befve, Bénédicte, and Karine, made my visit a reality!  Merci beaucoup! … Continue reading

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All Good Things Must Come to an End…

My 2 week trip will end this Sunday. What an incredible journey it has been!!!  The visits to several of Bordeaux’s famous Grand Cru châteaux were informative,  delicious, and exciting! I was welcomed with open arms and hearts at the … Continue reading

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