Château Bois-Martin 1999 by Leognan (Gironde) France.
The building landscape picture on the label is interesting. That is a château which is a manor house or residence of the lord of the manor or a country house of nobility or gentry, with or without fortifications, originally—and still most frequently—in French-speaking regions. The urban counterpart of château is palais, which in French is applied only to grand houses in a city. This usage is again different from that of the term “palace” in English, where there is no requirement that a palace must be in a city, but the word is rarely used for buildings other than the grandest royal residences. The expression hôtel particulier is used for an urban “private house” of a grand sort. Some castles are now used as hotels.
The red color on the bottle cap is also eye catching. I can tell it has a good stopping power for customer to buy this wine.
I have not tasted this wine yet. However, this is an interesting wine to put on my wine rack collection.
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, Château d'Arcins
Château d’Arcins Haut Médoc 2005 by Cru Bourgeois France
The Médoc is a region of France, well known as a wine growing region, located in the département of Gironde, on the left bank of the Gironde estuary, north of Bordeaux. Its name comes from (Pagus) Medullicus, or “country of the Medulli”, the local Celtic tribe. The region owes its economic success mainly to the production of red wine; it is home to around 1,500 vineyards.
The Château picture on the label is interesting which look like painting. The picture looks more stand out than the brand.
I have not tasted this wine yet. I keep it on my wine rack collection.
Les Fontanelles 2008 Vin de Pays d’oc France.
Vin de pays is a French term meaning “country wine”. Vins de pays are a step in the French wine classification that is above the table wine (Vin de table) classification, but below the VDQS and Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) classifications. Legislation on the Vin de pays terminology was created in 1973 and passed in 1979, allowing producers to distinguish wines that were made using grape varieties or procedures other than those required by the AOC rules, without having to use the simple and commercially non-viable table wine classification. Unlike table wines, which are only indicated as being from France, Vin de pays carries a geographic designation of origin, the producers have to submit the wine for analysis and tasting, and the wines have to be made from certain varieties or blends. Regulations regarding varieties and labelling practices are typically more lenient than the regulations for AOC wines. In 2009, the Vin de pays classification was replaced by the new PGI – Indication Géographique Protégée, or Protected Geographical Region – designation.
The landscape picture on the label is interesting. I think this is the uniqueness of the French wine label. They must put the landscape picture on the label. This label is interesting and has a stopping power for customer to buy.
I have not tasted this wine yet but I like to put it on my wine rack collection.
There are 75 bands logo in this picture. I got around 30s. How about you?
- Gorrilaz; picture of gorrilaz on top
- Matchbox 20; matches at the bottom
This picture I took during Nikon photography competition. I am not using Nikon, but Canon. Therefore I am not part in the competition. This model won’t look at me. I shot from a far. I am using Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens on my Canon EOS 40D. They put side continuous light on the left. We can notice it from the shadow at background.