Archive for March, 2011

Anne-Claude Leflaive is in Town…

Last thursday we were delighted to have Anne-Claude Leflaive over for a wonderful dinner at The Greenhouse. We started with the delicious Bourgogne Blanc 2005 as an aperitif. The wine was just starting to open up and worked well, some balanced richness starting to emerge, no rush at all but...
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Château Phélan-Ségur Vertical Tasting

The C&B tour bus pulled into Château Phélan-Ségur’s gravelled courtyard with a cloudless blue spring sky as a backdrop. Phélan-Ségur was our first stop of the day, so we were on time for once and had a few moments to take in the rows of vines stretching away from the...
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A Medieval Tasting at Château de Lamarque

With the inspirational philosophies of François Mitjavile ingrained in our thoughts, we headed to our next appointment. Château de Lamarque, a gem of a property in Haut-Médoc with whom we have enjoyed a long and strong vinous relationship. The drive from Saint-Emilion would take a while but as a South...
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“We are forbidden to create” François Mitjavile – Tertre Roteboeuf & Roc de Cambes

The C & B pilgrimage from Domaine de l’Aurage to Tertre Roteboeuf, (owned by his father, François Mitjavile) just down the road in Saint-Emilion took no time at all. We were warmly greeted by François, escorted to the back gardens of the house and perched carefully on a wall with a dangerously...
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C&B Trip to Louis Mitjavile’s Domaine de l’Aurage

From immaculate topiary and raked gravel to a vineyard governed by passion alone. The contrast between the Ch. Hosanna and Domaine de l’Aurage is extreme, yet the journey is only 10 minutes by bus, and the owners are the best of friends. We were here to visit Louis Mitjavile (pictured above),...
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C & B descend on Bordeaux for a very spoiling 48 hours…

21 of of the C & B sales and Marketing team gathered from far & wide, early on Monday morning destined to meet some of the great and the good of Bordeaux.  We boarded a Bordeaux-bound plane at the crack of dawn, full of anticipation - wondering what to expect...
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Fizz ‘n’ Chips – The Launch of Salon ‘99

How to launch a wine whose reputation as the Ultimate Insiders Champagne demands both discretion and celebration… a fun challenge for any Marketing Manager. Our answer – serve it with fish & chips. The idea came to Rebecca – our buyer for Salon – one Sunday night when returning home,...
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