Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Baron Philippe de Rothschild visit

In April 2008 my good friend DeWitt invited me to go with him for a Bordeaux Tour organized by his brother Ed Cook, Director of Wine and Beer for Harris Teeter. We had a great four day visit in many well known Bordeaux winery estates.
Today I would like to share with you a few images of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. visit which ended by a wonderful lunch in a Rotisserie in the Pauillac village.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. is a family company located in the village of Pauillac, in the Médoc, 50 kms from Bordeaux. The history of the domaine before the 18th century is rather murky.
The first date known could be with Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur, in 1718. Joseph de Brane, purchased the seigneurie of the Barony of Mouton from the Ségur family in 1720
In 1853, Thuret the owner of the land sold the estate to a member of the Rothschild banking family. Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild.
Finally it is Philippe de Rothschild son of Henri Rothschild, in 1922 that took interest in the property. Under his leadership the great changes began at Mouton.
Premium wines are: Château Mouton Rothschild, Château clerc Milon, Château d'Armailhac, Opus One, Almaviva, Domaine de Baron'arques.
Branded Wines: Most known Mouton Cadet and many others please visit Baron Philippe Rothschild website at :
Baroness Philippine Mathilde Camille de Rothschild (born in Paris 22 November 1933) is nowaday the owner of the French winery Château Mouton Rothschild.
One more word of interest in those few lines is the one regarding the labels. Baron Philippe de Rothschild came up with the idea of having each year's label designed by a famous artist of the day. In 1946, this became a permanent and significant aspect of the Mouton image with labels created by some of the world's great painters and sculptors. The only exception to date is the unusual gold-enamel bottle for 2000.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Bernard's Travels: A Sunday with my photographer's friend Ali in Pari...

A Sunday with my photographer's friend Ali in Paris.

A Sunday with my photographer's friend Ali in Paris. Ali is a very passionate and talented photographer. Ali also takes the highest risks to shoot whatever he has to bring back for his clients.
Please visit Ali's work at his website.