Jul 2009 issue
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NOTEBOOK, CALENDAR, HOT PICKSNotebook NEW CRU BOURGEOIS REGULATION A three-fourths majority of the Alliance Cru Bourgeois has voted in favor of adopting a new Cru Bourgeois classification system to replace the previous once-a-decade system, which was annulled by legal action in 2007. Under the new format, any château owning a minimum of 7 hectares (17.3 acres) in the Médoc and Haut-Médoc appellations or at least 4.5 hectares (11.1 acres) in a communal appellation, including Pauillac, St. Julien, and St. Estèphe, may...
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