May 24, 2011
The Bichot family history in Burgundy stretches back as far a 1350. Their iconic symbol of a deer will be familiar to fine wine lovers around the world. It wasn’t until the 19th Century when the family began to both act as negociants and to produce wine. In 1831 Bernard Bichot began a wine brokerage in Monthèlie, not far from Beaune. Wine production began shortly after, with their first shipment to the UK, Belgium and Switzerland arriving in 1840. The family heritage has been passed down from father to son until the present day. Since 1996 Albert Bichot has represented the 6th generation to run the house. They now own 100ha (245 acres) of vineyards across the most famous Crus of Burgundy.
For Albert Bichot, Wine is a singular product: a symbol of culture, pleasure and humanity. The producers’ most recent accolades include; (more…)
February 4, 2011
Singer, songwriter Alistair Griffin will be performing a unique blend of acoustic songs this Saturday 5th February at Chapters Hotel & Restaurant. Alastair has recently began his new album campaign after the BBC featured his latest track “Just Drive” at the end of their coverage of the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
November 16, 2010
At the strike of midnight on the third thursday of every November, France erupts in massive celebration in honour of the unveiling (or should we say uncorking) of the Beaujolais Nouveau wine.
Beaujolais Nouveau, which is a young wine (only 6 weeks old) comes from a region south of Burgundy. The light-bodied and fruity wine must be finished by Christmas with the French government putting in place regulations that delay the wines release.