The Médoc Marathon
9,000 racers – equally passionate about running and wine – will pound the pavement this fall for the Médoc Marathon. The course will take participants through the prestigious wine chateaux of Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, and Haut-Médoc appellations. Each year, the Médoc Marathon chooses a festive theme, and runners rise to the occasion by dressing up for the day. Throughout the course, runners will find wine tastings, 23 live bands, and even luxury bites like oysters and steak. While a first-place finish is certainly something to strive for, we’re all about the fun that goes into making the Médoc Marathon one of the most unique races in the world.
Women take over the vineyards
For the longest time winemaking was a predominantly male domaine with little room for women to make their way in the industry. They had their place in the trade and presentation of wine but the production, for the most part, was considered a man's job. In the past years this trend has finally seen a shift.Read more
European Wines & Sustainability
Sustainability is the word on everyone’s lips when it comes to food and wine. From the way the land is treated and cultivated, to organic, natural, and even biodynamic production, wine is at the forefront of the sustainability conversation.Read more
One day in the life of a winemaker in Bordeaux
Pauline Dufour just may be the Beyoncé among Bordeaux winemakers, because just like the pop diva one can't help but wonder how she only has 24 hours to her day like the rest of us. The mother of a 5-month old baby whose husband often travels for business during the week manages Château Simon, a vineyard that's been in her family for over 200 years, mostly by herself, alongside her sister Anne-Laure, and that certainly is not an easy task.Read more