Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Press reviews

On the web version of the Wine Spectator, James Molesworth writes about Mauvais Garçon 2005, the American version of Bad Boy, this change was due to a brand already using the name in the US…

In the special issue of Revue du Vin de France, for the Foire Aux Vins (wine promotion), Virginie de Valandraud 2008 is included in the special selection and Châteaux La Dominique and Fleur Cardinale 2008 and 2007 got very special mentions. Comptoir de Saint Genès was also highlighted, and soon, blogs won’t be needed to talk about new things. RVF rocks.
In the buying Guide, 6 vintages of La Dominique, Valandraud, etc… have been rated

The Amateur de Bordeaux n°115 magazine, just published an interview of Robert Parker by Bernard Burtschy, where he recommends a few successful wines, certainly expensive, but so much less expensive than the 1st growths that they almost seem reasonable. In any case, very good ones, in his opinion, like Croix de Labrie, Troplong Mondot, Ducru Beaucaillou, La Violette, Branon, etc…
Also a page on Pierre-Marie Chauvin’s book, published by Editions Féret : « Le marché des réputations, une sociologie des vins de Bordeaux » (the market of brands, a sociology of Bordeaux wines)
An excerpt of Parker’s last book : The best Bordeaux under 20 Euros (includes Carles, Haut Mazeris and Bad Boy!)
It’s a nice piece.

Terre de Vins N°6 (already !), features a nice piece on the Sichel family, written by Christian Seguin, with a good text and superb pictures, followed by a report written by Jean Pierre Tamisier on Claire Chenard, who is in charge of Vignobles de la Mondiale in Saint Emilion: which includes 3 classified growths, Soutard, Larmande, Cadet Piola, and the Grand Cru Grand Faurie La Rose.

In Decanter, Julio Iglesias wrote that he likes Pingus, me too . This English language magazine has some notoriety in Asia, too bad I don’t understand English well enough.

In the July 12 issue of Le Figaro: Françoise Hardy said that she likes Château de Carles, we do too!

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