In 2014, France regained its rank of 1st global producer of wine, before Italy and within the global context of a reduction in global production of about 6%, due to unfavourable climatic conditions. Continue reading
The Château de Pommard bought by an American entrepreneur
Known to be the biggest private estate in Bourgogne, with its 20 hectares, the Château de Pommard was sold, last week, to Michael Baum, a rich American entrepreneur.
The 50 year-old boss made his fortune by creating high technology businesses in the heart of the Silicon Valley, in California, an area known for its cutting-edge industries. More specifically, he is behind the creation of the Internet site founder.org, aiming at stimulating student entrepreneurship. Continue reading
Philippe de Rothschild’s son retakes control of the empire
At the age of 51 years, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, has just been named President of the Supervisory Board, of Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A., of which he has been Vice-President since 2006. He succeeds and replaces his mother, the Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, who passed away last August at 80 years of age.
Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, is one of the two children, that the Baroness had with the comedian, Jacques Sereys.
A Harvard graduate, having run several businesses in the field of energy, the environment and high end technology, he now finds himself at the head of an empire that produces, amongst others, the well-known Mouton-Rothschild, 1er Grand Cru Classé 1855, some Grands Crus Bordelais, such as Château Clerc Milon and Château d’Armailhac, as well as the Californian estate, Opus One and that of Almaviva in Chile. His companion, is none other than the well-known French actress, Carole Bouquet.
The Andalusian harvesters of Château Montrose
For more than 50 years, this Grand Cru Classé of Bordeaux , from the Saint-Estèphe appellation, has hired the same grape-pickers each year, from a little village in Andalusia, south of Seville in Spain. Continue reading