Left Bank leads way for Bordeaux market
Sixteen of the 20 wines in the Left Bank 200 have made gains since the market’s low point in July 2014. Is that a good sign for the broader Bordeaux market? asks Liv-ex.
Fine Wine 1000 edges up in September
The Fine Wine 1000 index on Liv-ex edged upwards in September thanks to gains from Champagne and Burgundy.
Trade talk: Views on Asia’s wine trade
Judges of the HKIWSC reveal their thoughts on the current state of the wine industry across Asia, speaking to dbHK at yesterday’s SPIT Conference hosted by Meiburg Wine Media.
A three-day work week because of two public holidays consisted of gin judging, a Sotheby’s tasting and lobster pad Thai as a nontraditional way to celebrate Hong Kong’s National Day.
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Wine producer Concha y Toro’s flagship brands Casillero del Diablo and Trivento have had what the company describes as “fantastic and sustained growth” this year.
With the World Bulk Wine Exhibition set to take place next month, organisers have reported a 30% increase in the uptake of sales stands.
Renowned Rhone-based winemaker Michel Chapoutier has unveiled his first Champagne, which has been made in partnership with Devaux.
Beer giant SABMiller is “refusing to meaningfully engage” with AB Inbev over negotiations surrounding its possible takeover, claims AB’s CEO Carlos Brito.
SABMiller has turned down what it calls an “opportunistic” $68 billion takeover offer from AB Inbev, saying that it “substantially undervalues” the company.
Tesco’s half-year results have shown that profits have been slashed by 55% on last year, as the retailer also revealed “simpler” terms for its alcohol suppliers.
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It is “too late” to update Bordeaux’s famous 1855 classification of Grand Cru Classé estates, according to one key player in the region.
Champagne Gosset has launched its latest Grand Millésime, the 2006, which is also the first to use “ultra environmentally friendly” packaging.
Looking beyond the leading names in Bordeaux shows strength in the region’s depths, according to Liv-ex.
The rain that fell over much of Bordeaux last weekend appears to have been too little and too late to spoil what is being predicted by many to be the best vintage since 2010.