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  1. Glorious Château Grillet
    Posted On: April 6th, 2011

    Glorious Château Grillet

    Last month we received the sad news that Isabelle Barantin had finally succumbed to the circling sharks and sold the iconic monopole vineyard of Château Grillet to François Pinault of Château Latour. I spoke to Isabelle on the phone shortly afterwards and made the mistake of congratulating her on the sale - the property had been discreetly on the market...
  2. A Tale of Two Wine-Makers
    Posted On: July 2nd, 2010

    A Tale of Two Wine-Makers

    A potentially thorny question for those of us in the wine trade is: What on earth to serve visiting wine makers? Last week I had not one but two wine-makers to stay and so had ample opportunity to ponder this dilemma. The short answer is: Nothing from their own back yard and certainly not their own wine unless it's part...

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