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1855 Classification

Japanese whisky the ‘first growth’ of spirits

Rickesh Kishnani, head of Platinum Wines and the Whisky Investment Fund has said that Japanese whisky is the “first growth” of spirits due to an overwhelming demand from Chinese collectors.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 No Comments »

Use of ‘1855’ restricted by EU

The year ‘1855’ has been officially recognised as a “traditional term” by the EU, meaning companies are no longer allowed to use it as or in their name.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordelais abandon UNESCO campaign

Bordeaux’s Médoc crus classés producers have reportedly called a halt to their campaign to have the 1855 Classification recognised by UNESCO.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 No Comments »

‘Too late’ to change 1855 classification

It is “too late” to update Bordeaux’s famous 1855 classification of Grand Cru Classé estates, according to one key player in the region.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 1 Comment »

Rise for Haut Bailly in Liv-ex 2015 classification

Liv-ex’s bi-annual “re-classification” of Bordeaux saw Haut Bailly leap into “second growth” territory while a number of “fourth growths” are now thirds.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Fine & Rare sells £80k Bordeaux collection

Fine & Rare has sold its collection of 2010 Bordeaux featuring all 62 châteaux in the 1855 classification.

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Moueix defends St Emilion reclassification

Terroir should only be given a limited influence in the classification of an appellation, argues Alain Moueix, president of the St Emilion Grands Crus Classés Association.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 No Comments »

Château Guiraud awarded organic logo

Grand Cru Sauternes Château Guiraud has been awarded the Agriculture Biologique (AB) farming logo – France’s national logo for organic products.

Monday, March 26th, 2012 4 Comments »

Christie’s unveils Chinese names for Bordeaux

Christie’s auction house has unveiled an official translation of the 61 châteaux in the 1855 classification.

Friday, February 24th, 2012 1 Comment »

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