A question of etiquette
A family tree of Lafite labels.
Why not join us on a little label tour, from first to latest: via Bombay, Supreme, and a light touch of make-believe.
A short route through some etymological roots
We’ve been digging for root words – words that give origin to others. Root covers a lot of ground, offering meanings whose tendrils we’ve attempted to follow.
At the roots of Château Lafite Rothschild
A fiction of the first day of Baron James de Rothschild in Pauillac
On September 7, 1868, Le Constitutionnel wrote: “Baron James de Rothschild has left Paris for Château Laffitte, Médoc, which he has just acquired.” After that? We asked the novelist and poet Bernard Chambaz to slip into the shoes – and mind – of the Baron.
A thrillerish tale of clones, scions, chimeras and omega cuts.
Vine grafting is the close-to-magical technique of fusing a new vine cutting to an old vinestock to create a genetically-compound new plant.