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11 July 2018 News

Writer Russ Winton included the wine he enjoyed over July 4th weekend with his Modesto Bee readers. Within Russ’ Wine List column, he shares that the 2015 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge  “is aged two years and a great value at $15. A light chill made it perfect for the July 4 barbecue.” You can see his full column here

 
10 July 2018 News

In a dedicated feature story for Best Wines Under $20, writer Clive Pursehouse asserts that “the Guigal name is so well known for fans of Rhône wines that it’s hard to imagine that the estate got its start as late as 1946.” He elaborates on the style of the House, one that is known to showcase the power and beauty of Syrah and Syrah-based blends from the grape’s most noble of homes. As he continues to discuss some of the specific expressions within the portfolio, he praises the 2015 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage ($22) as “a hell of a lot of wine for just over a Jackson.” You can read the full story here.

 
10 July 2018 News

Xposé writer Sam Wylie-Harris speaks to the growing trend of daring drinks brands featuring creative, seasonally inspired elements to their label and packaging designs to stand out on shelves. Finca Decero The Owl and the Dust Devil 2015, one of seven wines featured, is praised for combining augmented reality with an animated film once a smart phone is held against the label. Sam continues by recommending that this ultimate dinner party wine would “make a great gift for wine lovers celebrating a special birthday or anniversary. The Bordeaux-style blend of malbec, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot and tannat is a broad shouldered red with excellent structure that’s built to last, offering great ageing potential.” You can read the full article here 

 

 
29 June 2018 News

Roger Morris of The Drinks Business joined the Chateau Montelena Dream Tasting in NYC on June 27th. Bo Barrett took a room full of eager guests through 5 decades of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, dating back to 1974 and all served out of magnum. Morris states, “Each of the wines was sound, and each vintage tasted as though it had more years to age. Surprisingly, there was a great continuity of style between vintages in spite of the addition of better machinery, new oak barrels, drip irrigation and the addition of hillside estate vineyards…”

Read the full article here

 
28 June 2018 News

New York culture publication Quest included the 2017 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rosé in its Spring 2018 issue, within a striking “Sip of Summer” spread. The writer noted that the wine “boasts a fruity nose of raspberry, redcurrant, and citrus balanced with a round structure.”

 
26 June 2018 News

Knowing all too well that there is no bad time to drink Champagne, Vogue Australia asked the team at Bollinger for their best tips surrounding food pairing, storage and sipping. In addition to overall recommendations, the story goes on to explain how “the distinct production qualities of Bollinger R.D. 2004 make it the perfect vintage for all-year-round consumption.” Read the full story here.

 
26 June 2018 News

F&W’s resident wine expert Ray Isle encourages readers to break the “rule” that red wine should only be served at room temperature – especially for summer. The story, featured in the magazine’s July issue, offers helpful do’s and don’ts for chilling red wines. The 2016 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir ($27) is among the editor’s top picks, where he elaborates to say “this cherry-rich Pinot from Oregon’s Willamette Valley tastes great after a few minutes on ice.” Read the full story here.

 

 

 

 
21 June 2018 News

In a nationally syndicated Chicago Tribune story, “12 Cotes du Rhone Wines That Offer a Range of Styles and Values,” columnist Michael Austin highlights the appealing and affordable red, white and rosé wines of the region. The writer picks the 2015 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone as one of his favorite whites, elaborating on how the “pear, anise, fennel and green apple commingle in this soft wine, which finishes clean, with a touch of lemon.” A wonderfully food friendly wine, this is sure to please friends and family at your next summer get together!

Read the rest of the story here

 
21 June 2018 News

As al-fresco season continues, JW Marriott Magazine features Champagne Bollinger within its Summer 2018 PASSIONS feature, titled “La Vie En Rosé.”

The spread highlights Champagne Bollinger’s Limited-Edition Rosé 2006 among other fine spirits and blush wines.

Please find a link to the digital issue here (page 33).

 
15 June 2018 News, Videos

To accompany the launch of Champagne Bollinger R.D. 2004 and true to our promise that “Life Can Be Perfect”, Champagne Bollinger invited two members of Club 1829 to live an exceptional moment and discover the brilliance of R.D. 2004 in the warm light of Southern Italy, on a yacht trip along the Amalfi coast.

A short film of this perfect moment can be found here.