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Cardan Bordeaux – it all starts in the vineyard

By | January 26th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Wine making|

“Aaah Monsieur Stannard bonjour” beamed a Councillor as I entered into the Secretary of the Mayor’s office – the seat of power in our small commune of Cardan, Bordeaux. I certainly appreciate being treated as an equal local member of the community. It feels special and not something I guess that every other business locally

Vine2Wine – Bordeaux Paradise mid season Review

By | July 17th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

“How’s it going in Paradise?” is one of the most asked questions that I receive. As always, thank you, we love the question and there is no better way to answer than to write a mid-season Vine2Wine vineyard review. So here goes….. Taste Test - Paradise Rescued B1ockOne Cabernet Franc 2014. Superb! 2015

Grape Moments – Incredible Bordeaux Wine

By | April 23rd, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

Paradise Rescued B1ockOne Bordeaux Cabernet Franc 2010 Until now, we hadn’t really produced sufficient vintages to justify carrying out a proper “vertical” tasting of our Bordeaux wines – that is a tasting from one year to another of the same wine, brand or vineyard. As we come of age – 2015 was our

Releasing soon: From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc

By | February 21st, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Merlot, Mission Vision Passion, Organic Viticulture|

We are very close now to publishing my first book: Paradise Rescued – From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc. So we thought that we would share a picture of the front cover together with the contents of the back cover:- “In 1992 when English born and educated David Stannard purchased a small holiday villa in

Vine2Wine – Our verdict on Bordeaux vintage 2015

By | February 10th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine, Wine making|

From what I can see and hear, there are some pretty big smiles around the Bordeaux vineyards at present as winemakers and wineries start to appreciate their successes from the 2015 season. For many Bordeaux wine businesses, this has been their first big success since 2010, with each intervening season having presented its own series