Name changes for Pichon and Dom Pérignon


Tamlyn Currin is our queen of the tasting notes database, now nearly 100,000-strong, and does a wonderful job doing her best to keep, in particular, wine names consistent. Her heart sinks when wine names are changed, so I wonder how she will greet the news that this week I learned of name changes for two major wines.

Most Purple Pagers will know enough about red bordeaux to know that two of the most important second growths are 'the two Pichons', two halves of an estate that used to be known as Pichon Longueville. In 1850 Baron Joseph de Pichon-Longueville cut...