Insightful blog from Gavin Quinney on Bordeaux 2016 harvest

For me it was a pleasure to see smiles on faces during the harvest. That simple fact tells me a lot.

Bordeaux 2016 harvest – quality and quantity


Jane Anson, Bordeaux correspondent of the DECANTER Magazine, visits Cabidos

The next cult wine? Petit Manseng, the ‘great seducer’

This centuries-old grape from Jurançon could be on the verge of a ‘Viognier moment’, says Jane Anson.

She meets a Thai winemaker in the shadow of the Pyrenees who is helping to tame Petit Manseng; immortalised by French poet Colette as one of the wine world’s great seducers – partly because of its fabled status as a source of strength to philandering King Henry IV of France.