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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

#WineTips36 – Micro-Climate

By | January 15th, 2017|#WineTips, Learning, Organic Viticulture, Wine making|

Micro-climate is the local atmospheric or weather conditions that exist in and around a particular block of vines or other geographic area. Micro-climates can vary even within a few tens of meters. In a vineyard, conditions in the middle of even a single vineyard block depend on different vegetation bordering the block, water drainage conditions

The Chronicles of Cabernet Franc #CabFrancDay

By | November 13th, 2016|Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media|

Cabernet Franc in Bordeaux - one of the leading producer regions For this week’s #blog, we have invited Lori Budd, Founder Owner of Dracaena Wines in Paso Robles California and passionate CabFranc producer and promoter to talk on behalf of Cabernet Franc who has an important birthday event coming up - #CabFrancDay. Here’s Lori