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When Christmas is approaching, our frontline colleagues are often asked the same question: “What wine should I get?!” – their family, friends or customers are all starting to look for some fine wines for Christmas! So, in case you have the same question, we’ve interviewed some of our most experienced store managers, on which the most popular Xmas wine selections across the years are. Here we have featured some of our managers’ picks for different budgets, including reds, whites and Champagnes! Let’s check them out now! Most people looking for a wine to share in parties or gatherings have the...

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Each wine region in France has its own wine classification. In Burgundy, the concept of “terroir” (cultivated land) is very important since it’s the soil that gives its name to the wine (in Alsace, it’s the grape variety, in Bordeaux, the estate). The Burgundy wine-producing land parcel is also called "Climat" (climate). This is a plot of vines, carefully delineated and named for centuries, which has its own history and benefits from specific geological and climatic conditions. Regional appellationsThey exist throughout Burgundy’s wine-producing region. On the bottle, you’ll find the word "Bourgogne" (Burgundy).Examples of regional appellations: Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Hautes...

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When talking about French fine wines, the five Bordeaux 1st Growth(s) must come to your mind, especially the well-known winery Lafite Rothschild. Let’s get to know the characteristics of theses 1st Growth(s)!  Chateau Lafite Rothschild Lafite is blessed with a fantastic terroir in the northern part of Pauillac. The Grand Vin vineyard locates on a plateau, with many vines that are over 50 years old. Lafite tastes like “An iron fist in a velvet glove” with aromas of blackcurrant and cigar.  Lafite is world-famous not only because of its incredible quality but also  its price history at auction from time to time....

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