Jane Anson

Calon Segur

Chateau Calon Ségur has a new director - Laurent Dufau, former managing director of négociant house Balande & Méneret.

Bordeaux 2012, Bordeaux En Primeur 2012, Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Chateau Rieussec

Chateau Rieussec, the Sauternes estate owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) has joined Chateau d’Yquem in announcing that it will not be making a 2012 vintage wine.

Bordeaux legendslegends

Decanter’s Bordeaux correspondent, Jane Anson, followed the five estates for a year, enjoying privileged access to compile the first ever book on their history and modus operandi. Here, she gives…

Chateau Bellefont Belcier

As reported on Decanter.com in September 2012, Saint Emilion's Chateau Bellefont-Belcier has now confirmed its sale to a Chinese company, bringing the total of Bordeaux vineland sold to Chinese investors…

Aymeric de Gironde

Aymeric de Gironde, international commercial director of AXA Millésimes, has been appointed general manager of Chateau Cos d’Estournel.


Sylvie Cazes, president of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux and co-owner of Chateau Lynch Bages, will be stepping down from her role as director of Chateau Pichon Comtesse…

Cloudy Bay

Jean-Guillaume Prats, who has just announced his departure as managing director of Cos d'Estournel, will be taking up a new post with LVMH-owned Estates & Wines – makers of Cloudy…

Sainte Rose

The English owners of Domaine Sainte Rose in Languedoc-Roussillon are to return to their British roots with the purchase of 90 acres of land near Canterbury and the Kent coast.


England's largest wine estate, Nyetimber, has announced it will be making no 2012 sparkling wine, because the difficult growing season means it can not produce sufficiently high quality wine from…