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FROM CHILE TO THE WORLD WITH RODRIGO LAYTTE

We are in Margaux, one of the most famous and historical wine regions of the world, with Rodrigo Laytte, the technical director of Château Kirwan. Rodrigo Laytte is the first Chilean viticulturist and winemaker who is in charge of the management of a château in Bordeaux, but actually his story is way longer than this.… Continue reading FROM CHILE TO THE WORLD WITH RODRIGO LAYTTE

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PHILIPPE DAMBRINE: “2015, THE BEST YEAR IN THE LAST DECADE”

I have the opportunity to interview Philippe Dambrine, who is the general manager of Château Cantemerle and also president of Conseil des Vins du Médoc. Monsieur Dambrine has been working in this château since 28 years, even longer in Médoc, and of course he knows this region by hearth. So, I will be asking him personal… Continue reading PHILIPPE DAMBRINE: “2015, THE BEST YEAR IN THE LAST DECADE”

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HOW I MET MY PETIT VERDOT?

This is the story of how I met Petit Verdot variety in the vineyard and how I chased it until my wine glass. Have you ever met the grape of the wine that you drank? It is a really good feeling and it definitely changes the way how you look into your glass of wine. In September,… Continue reading HOW I MET MY PETIT VERDOT?

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ONE MORE TIME IN WINE MORE TIME

In the old city center of Bordeaux, there are a lot of things to discover and one of them is definitely Wine More Time! The first time that I have been in Wine More Time, was thanks to one of my professors that suggests us to go there to try some wines. So, as good… Continue reading ONE MORE TIME IN WINE MORE TIME

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LET’S WALK IN THE VINEYARDS!

Have you ever taken a walk around the vineyards in summer in Bordeaux? Well, now I am inviting you to walk with me. Yes, right now. No worries, you don’t have to stand up, just keep on reading and enjoying the photos; you will be making a virtual sightseeing tour.  So, let’s start! Welcome to our… Continue reading LET’S WALK IN THE VINEYARDS!

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MARGAUX EFFECT

I had the chance to make an interview with Francisco Diez Zamudio in Margaux, which is one of the most famous and important regions in Bordeaux appellations. With this interview, we’ll feel the effect of Margaux on Francisco. Francisco Diez Zamudio is an agricultural engineer coming from Chile. He is newly graduated from Master of Science in Enology… Continue reading MARGAUX EFFECT

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VERAISON IN BORDEAUX

Veraison is the forerunner of the harvest. It is the period when the grapes start to change their color. Together with color change, metabolism of the grapes also starts to change: they start to accumulate sugar instead of acids. This way, they prepare themselves to harvest, ripening day by day and be ready for the… Continue reading VERAISON IN BORDEAUX