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Vine2Wine: Bordeaux vintage 2016 – Time to “lift the lid”

By | April 9th, 2017|Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

In a famous and celebrated top wine region such as Bordeaux, almost every change in the weather, property sale or first insect arrival of the year is reported with zeal. Many leading wine sales companies and media have their “on the ground” newshound sharing news, rumours and perceptions about almost everything. But then there was

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 Vintage 2016 – our early view

By | November 5th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

It may just be me but it seems that the Bordeaux wine media has been remarkably quiet on the prospective Bordeaux Vintage 2016 vintage. Maybe this is just a calmer reaction following a generally successful and much publicised 2015 vintage, which followed several less good overall vintages. Or perhaps after such a good hot summer, a

GrapeMoments: Cabernet Franc – the 2016 “go-to” wine

By | January 10th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Learning, Marketing & Media, Organic Viticulture, Wine making|

I was excited to receive a media article from one of our customers this week trying to guess the wine trends of 2016. It’s a fun thing to do in the first week of a new year, right? The interesting article shared with me was by BloombergBusiness entitled “Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2016”. And

Your 2016 Guide to the Future – Part II The Plan

By | January 2nd, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Learning & Leadership, Mission Vision Passion|

Happy New Year. I would like to open this week’s blog by wishing all our customers, fans and readers every best wish for a happy, healthy and successful 2016. So how are we going to make that happen? We need a plan. Good luck is unlikely to just occur! Last week, I challenged you to