Welcome on the Bottle : François Desperriers

Welcome François Desperriers aka  

Who are you ?
I'm François Desperriers et behind me on the picture, this is Aurélien Ibanez co-founder of the website Bourgogne Live. We are wine lovers and we have one foot in Burgundy and one foot on the web.

What is your background "story", experience in the wine?
I have no experience at all. I'm a baby in wine. I love people who make, drink and talk about wine. I will learn everyday like Aurélia Fillion said : one bottle after one bottle.

What is your website / blog?
Bourgogne Live

What is your best memory in the wine?
One day we were meeting  at Meursault Véronique and Nicolas Bernard-Bonnin in their cellar for an interview. I had a terrible headache...
I tasted a little glass of their Meursault Genevrières 2009 right out the barrel and the miracle... no more headache at all ! This is the truth !

Thank you François :)


Welcome on the Bottle : Jean-Charles Chapuzet

It's my pleasur to present you one of my favorite french writer.

Welcome Jean-Charles Chapuzet aka Biiiip "a pen name exist to remain secret"
Who are you ?
Jean-Charles Chapuzet, journalist about wine, free, endangered species

What is your background "story", experience in the wine?
I discover the wine during my adolescence, just for the drunkenness. After, I found that well. During my studies, I sold barrels for earn money. My grand-father was a "spiritmaker" about cognac. So, when I worked in Figaro, literary critic, I began to write on the wine. No studies, no licence about wine. I'm as my readers, an amateur. 

What is your website / blog?


What is your best memory in the wine?
I'm not going to say like Gérard Lanvin "with my best friend, in the corner of the fire, around a big cassoulet". I remember a mythic "petanque" in Australia with Michel Chapoutier, three hours to the libano-Syrian customs with Stéphane Derenoncourt. And a diner at Mendoza with a winemaker who explain he was Argentine since generations; but he was typified German, not at all South American, may be his father was a nazi refugee. Why not?

Thank you Jean-Charles :) 


Welcome on the Bottle : Shirley Jagle

Shirley Jagle aka @shirleyjagle

- Who are you ?

Entrepreneur for a living, I’m a taste explorer the rest of the time. Traveling from one wine to another, making the most of each discovery, keep on learning about hidden wonders.

- What is your background "story", experience in the wine?
Everything began with a teacher getting my attention on a Saint Chinian project. Then I fall deeply in love with the wine world, applied for a job at Jean-Merlaut and Aries-Vins.com, and crossed Vitisphere road.  I am now continuing on this path for the best.

- What is your website / blog?
I used to have a blog but unfortunately don’t have the time to write anymore.
But you can always read me on Twitter or Facebook ;)

- What is your best memory in the wine?
I just lived a great wine memory, hard to forget. I was celebrating with friends and family, while they made me discover Château Rayas for the very first time. Of course I heard about the legend of Emmanuel Reynaud, already tasted Château des Tours but here it’s a step further. With a 2000 vintage, it gave me shiver from nose to palate. Not ready to forget that. 

Thank you Shirley :) 


Château Macay

Château Macay

It’s a pleasure for us to present you Château Macay (pronounced Macaille). We tasted some of its wine thanks to a member of our group who works at the Château.

Little History

Hervé Descouvieres, became the new owner of Château Macay in February 2012.  We decided to tell you his first year as a owner of this vineyard. Mr Descouvieres and his family decided to live their passion for wines. That’s why they have been attracted by the Château Macay which has been existed since the nineteenth century, and has a history and high quality wines which perfectly reflect the character of the Cotes de Bourg. The new owner care to the quality of his wines.

“We want to make a pleasure product”

H.Descouvières owner of Château Macay



 # What ?

Château Macay is located in the heart of the appellation Côtes de Bourg, so it benefits from goods climatic conditions. It’s measured 42 hectares from which 28 hectares are in production.

A wine made thanks to an important selection of plots that perfectly captures the character of the Côtes de Bourg.
Supported by tannins present but silky, this wine offers a wide aromatic palette imbued with aromas of candied fruit.


Château Macay work with several kind of distributor or customers, old customers who coming directly at the property, lots of restaurant or bar in bordeaux and burgundy regions, retailers companies like Auchan, and also directly with some wine trade companies in Belgium, USA, China, United Kingdom and New Zealand (specialy Auckland).


The grapes of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec destined to become Château Macay are harvested by hand, the property changed its winemaking process into reasoned agriculture, setting tank by gravity, the Château Macay is aged in oak barrels for 12 months