Julian’s SE Asia tour

26th April 2014By Julian FaulknerGrandcros, Jules, Winocracy No Comments

Having spent the last 2 weeks living out of a carry-on bag and from restaurant food, this morning I can enjoy my first lazy breakfast at home and reflect on the 2 weeks spent in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines. When I first explored those markets 10 years ago, there was the usual young market demand … Read More

In with the 2013 and out with the 2012

25th February 2014By Julian FaulknerGrandcros No Comments

Last week we bottled our 2013 whites and rosés – a little later than usual due to the fact that the harvest finished much later last year. Straight out of the starting-blocks, our l’Esprit de Provence rosé was awarded a gold medal in Paris over the weekend! Now that new vintage is in, this is … Read More

Announcing birth of our 2013 babies

19th January 2014By Julian FaulknerGrandcros, Jules No Comments

  Appropriately, the first post of the year is to announce the birth of our 2013 vintage. By birth I am referring to the blending where we carefully select how much of each tank will make up our different “cuvées”. Stéphane (cellar-master), Gaelle (Sales), Bernadette (Oenologist), Julian (me/photographer) spent hours debating the DNA of our … Read More