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About Friday 10 April 1663

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Edmund Penning-Rowsell notes in his magisterial "The Wines of Bordeaux" that this entry marks the first mention in English of a Bordeaux wine estate. The wine was probably sold by hoghead and decanted from the cask. Another century would pass before Bordeaux wines bottled with corks made a regular appearance in the market; London wine merchants would continue to buy Bordeaux in hogshead and bottle the wine in London until well into the 20th century.