Articles tagged with the word "Bordeaux":

Crus Bourgeois moves from an annual to a five-year model

Published on September 28, 2016

In the year 2020, the Crus Bourgeois list of wine will move to a classification in three ranks.

2020 vision – changes to come for Crus Bourgeois

Published on September 25, 2015

Since its reinvention in 2010 (with the 2008 vintage), crus bourgeois Bordeaux has been quietly, bashfully even, chugging along rebuilding its tarnished image into something of a quietly successful, respected even, organisation. In the six years since it adopted its new habit, crus bourgeois has openly said the group regularly discusses positive aspects of the […]

Crus Bourgeois – five years on – vintage 2012

Published on October 1, 2014

The release of the 2012 vintage Cru Bourgeois list, in September 2014, marks the fifth anniversary of this award. It emerged in 2010 (with the 2008 vintage) from the debacle of a legally-biased attempt at classification in 2003. The alliance of crus bourgeois has since quietly gone about its business of rebuilding trust and confidence in the crus bourgeois brand, or ‘family’, as they’ve taken to calling themselves.

Crus Bourgeois vintage 2011

Published on September 24, 2013

Is this the crunch vintage that will be the litmus test for the level of success of the new-ish cru bourgeois accreditation system?

Bordeaux Legends – the 1855 first growth wines, by Jane Anson

Published on June 27, 2013

I so want to imagine that copious amounts of tasting the first growths was a vital and necessary part of the research for this book.

Crus Bourgeois – a steady ship

Published on January 18, 2013

Having had just 18 months in 2007 to reinvent themselves, after the previous cru bourgeois system was cancelled, the Alliance des Crus Bourgois du Médoc consider themselves fortunate to have saved the name ‘cru bourgeois’ a term which has positive resonance with consumers.

The new Crus Bourgeois – three years in

Published on November 20, 2012

With the cancellation of the 2003 classification in 2007, the cru bourgeois moniker in Bordeaux was due for extinction, but was saved via a third-party accredited, transparent scheme. Three years on from the introduction of the new system, how are the ‘new’ crus bourgeois being received?

The Complete Bordeaux, Stephen Brook

Published on November 4, 2012

It is difficult for interested consumers to get an intimate appreciation for particular properties in Bordeaux, where it might be easier in other parts of the world, so someone with Stephen’s reputation and gravitas becomes the conduit through which consumers, and industry, learn.

Crus Bourgeois vintage 2010

Published on September 25, 2012

For the 2010 vintage 260 Châteaux were awarded the cru bourgeois label. This is up from 246 properties for the 2009 vintage, and 243 properties in the inaugural awarding of the revamped label for the 2008 vintage.

Vineyard joggings

Published on August 28, 2012

(aka the jog blog – thanks @thewinebird). Having taken up (very slow) jogging again in the summer of 2012, I thought it might be fun to share some microclimatic observations.

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