Month: November 2013

Hugh Johnson Uncorked

To say that Hugh Johnson, the iconic British wine writer, can be outspoken is an understatement.  When it comes to shelling out opinions on all things wine, he is as unfiltered at a Kermit Lynch Bandol. Dave McIntyre, who writes a wine column for the Washington Post, recently caught up with Mr. Johnson in New […]

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Would you pay $10,000,000 for an acre of grapes?

Burgundy winemaker Alex Gambal was recently featured in an “Ask a Winemaker” video where he discussed land prices in the Côte de Beaune.  His basic premise was that Grand Cru vineyard prices have become so expensive (he paid $1 million USD for an acre of Bâtard-Montrachet) that there is less than a 2% return on […]

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