ANNE LA NAOUR: A NEW ERA FOR CA GRAND CRUS

It’s a new era for CA Grand Crus (administrators of several Bordeaux and Burgundy vineyards owned by the Credit Agricole Group), with recently appointed Anne La Naour at the helm as Executive Director. Alongside Jean-Philippe Archambault, Director of Santenay in Burgundy, she is bringing a fresh vision to the estates and has sold two properties […]

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CHRISTMAS TIPPLES TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE DAY

I love Christmas. I still get excited about it – what’s not to love about all-day feasting, hanging out with the family and, of course, PRESENTS. In recent years, I’ve added another component to the excitement, and that’s choosing some special wines to celebrate the day with. I see it as a time to splash […]

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CHRISTMAS TIPPLES! Check out the link in my bio for my guide on what to drink on Christmas Day, from present-opening to post-dinner slouching on the couching. Would love to know what you like to glug on Christmas Day - let me know in the comments 😉 - - - - - - - #skinandpulp #wine #vino #vinho #wineoclock #justwine #lovewine #ilovewine #wein #wino #discoverunder10k #instawine #winetasting #winegeek #winelife #iwine #wineblog #winetime #bubbly #bubbles #wines #christmasdrinks #christmasmorning #christmastree #champagne #winedown #foodanddrink #winelover #christmaswine #christmastipple
With recently appointed Anne La Naour at the helm as Executive Director, it’s a new era for CA Grand Crus. Alongside Jean-Philippe Archambault, Director of Santenay in Burgundy, she is bringing a fresh vision to the estates and is leading the focus towards innovation, putting quality at the centre of everything they do. Read more in my new blog - link in bio! - - - - - - - - #skinandpulp #wine #vino #vinho #wineoclock #justwine #annelanaour #ilovewine #wein #wino #discoverunder10k #instawine #winetime #winegeek #winelife #cagrandcrus #burgundy #timetowine #womeninwine #wining #wines #bordeaux #womenwholovewine #femaledirector #bordeauxwine #winetastings #pauillac #saintestephe #grandcru #awesomewomen
I‘m already looking forward to visiting Byrne’s this Christmas when I head up to Clitheroe to see my family. There’s over 3000 wines to choose from in this cavernous Victorian wine shop. It’s like Santa’s Grotto but for wine elves 🍷 - - - - - - - #skinandpulp #wine #vino #vinho #wineoclock #justwine #lovewine #ilovewine #wein #wino #discoverunder10k #instawine #winetasting #winegeek #winelife #byrnes #clitheroe #winetime #lancashire #ribblevalley #wines #wineshop #winestore #dbyrneandco #winebottles #winedown #foodanddrink #winelover #christmaswine #victorian
Pensive wine-choosing moment 🤔 - - - - - - - - - #skinandpulp #wine #vino #vinho #wineoclock #justwine #winelist #ilovewine #wein #wino #discoverunder10k #instawine #winetime #winegeek #winelife #friyay #fridaywine #timetowine #womeninwine #wining #wines #wininganddining #womenwholovewine #nikkibeach #nikkibeachmiami #winetastings #miami #southbeach #miamiwine #miamirestaurants
I’ve been enjoying some really cool networking events recently, where I’ve met some awesome women, all from different industries and backgrounds. It’s inspiring to meet other women in business, who are starting their own thing or have made a success of themselves and want to share stories and advice with others. Big up the ladies! 🙌 - - - - - - - - - #skinandpulp #wine #vino #vinho #wineoclock #justwine #womeninbusiness #ilovewine #wein #wino #discoverunder10k #instawine #femaleentrepreneur #winegeek #winelife #networking #opportunities #winetime #womeninwine #business #wines #entrepreneur #womenwholovewine #womenhelpingwomen #ladiesnetworking #winetastings #networkingevents #winewoman #awesomewomen #success
The wines of Sicily are so intriguing. It’s an island of diverse landscapes and soils - coast, mountains and volcanoes - and you can taste all of these different elements in the wines. I’m looking forward to showing a few off at my tasting on Thursday at @casaanddo - most of the wines on their list have had minimal intervention (lots are completely natural and organic) so we are going to get a true taste of Sicily! Ticket link is in my bio if you would like to join us 🍷🍷🍷 - - - - - - #skinandpulp #wine #vino #vinho #wineoclock #justwine #lovewine #ilovewine #wein #wino #discoverunder10k #instawine #winetasting #winegeek #winelife #sicilianwine #sicilia #winetime #localproduce #supperclub #wines #sicilywines #londonsupperclub #salaparuta #sicily #winedown #foodanddrink #naturalwine #minimalintervention #organicwine
Where I’d rather be waking up today... - - - - - - - - - #skinandpulp #wine #vino #vinho #poolside #justwine #friday #ilovewine #wein #wino #discoverunder10k #instawine #swimmingpool #winegeek #winelife #friyay #fridaywine #timetowine #womeninwine #wining #wines #wininganddining #womenwholovewine #thebiltmoremiami #thebiltmore #winetastings #miami #coralgables #miamiwine #miamirestaurants
This is my good friend Luke at his home bar at his farm in Lincolnshire, pouring sherry for Rob, himself and me, to go with his trifle. Luke rears his own produce (animals and veg) and is an amazing chef - some of my favourite dishes of his are sticky beetroot, pork rillettes with apple jelly, bay leaf leg of lamb, leek crumble and his fresh sourdough bread. Rob was the only person who was a bit disappointed when Luke met Joey, as he harboured the idea of leaving me for Luke, so that he could be cooked for every day. Anyway, Luke is doing a supper club on Friday 6th December in London and you should go! He’ll be preparing a selection of festive dishes and he likes his booze too (as you can see) so there’ll be lots of that. Head to his page @luke.boatright to find out more! - - - - - - - #skinandpulp #wine #vino #vinho #wineoclock #justwine #lovewine #ilovewine #wein #wino #discoverunder10k #instawine #winetasting #winegeek #winelife #trifle #sherry #winetime #localproduce #supperclub #wines #festivesupperclub #londonsupperclub #youngfarmer #youngchef #winedown #homebar #ownproduce #lukeboatright #homecooked
Last week I attended a rather grand tasting and lunch at 67 Pall Mall, which showcased wines from CA Grand Crus. CA stands for Crédit Agricole, a French banking group, which owns several properties in Bordeaux (Château Grand-Puy Ducasse in Pauillac, Château Meyney in Saint- Estèphe, Château Blaignan in Médoc and Clos Saint-Vincent in Saint-Emilion) and one of the most important estates in Burgundy, the stunning Château de Santenay. The Executive Director of CA Grands Crus, Anne La Naour, and Director of Santenay, Jean-Philippe Archambault, were there to lead us through seven wines before a delightful three-course paired lunch, when we could enjoy them with cured salmon and pancetta-wrapped chicken breast. It’s a new era for CA Grand Crus, with recently appointed Anne at the helm, who, alongside Jean-Philippe, is bringing a fresh vision to the estates - for instance, she has taken the decision to sell two properties in Bordeaux so that she can invest in new places and, most importantly, people. Anne reminds us that, whatever changes occur, it all comes down to the quality in the glass - and that speaks for itself. - - - - - - - #skinandpulp #wine #vino #vinho #wineoclock #justwine #lovewine #ilovewine #wein #wino #discoverunder10k #instawine #winetasting #winegeek #winelife #wineevent #cagrandcrus #winetime #womeninwine #creditagricolegroup #wines #grandcru #womenwholovewine #67pallmall #bordeaux #winedown #burgundy #winenot #winelunch #annelanaour