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Thursday 24 April 2014

2012

Fladgate declares 2012 vintage Port trio

The Fladgate Partnership has used the traditional declaration date of St George’s Day to confirm the release of three 2012 vintage Ports.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

£85k of wine stolen from Château d’Yquem

Thieves have made off with £85,000 worth of Château d’Yquem after breaking into a warehouse at the renowned Sauternes estate on Sunday night.

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Champagne trends of 2013: 5. Perfect fruit

Our next Champagne trend considers the weather, above all the impact of first-rate vintages since the turn of the century, with the latest, 2012, perhaps the best of all.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Merchant declares Bordeaux 2012 overpriced and skips vintage

Enotria subsidiary Great Western Wine won’t be offering Bordeaux 2012 this year because it believes the releases are overpriced.

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2012: Good but a hard sell

While the 2012 vintage in Bordeaux has been widely hailed as better than 2011, it will still be a hard sell according to one of the region’s key négociants.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Most Merlot on record for Haut-Brion 2012

Graves-based first growth Château Haut-Brion has used the largest percentage of Merlot in its history with the 2012 vintage.

Monday, April 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Burgundy 2012: 70% down but prices won’t rise

While 2012 yields are down in Burgundy by as much as 70%, prices among many producers are not expected to rise significantly.

Friday, January 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Nyetimber to release single vineyard sparkler

English sparkling wine estate Nyetimber is to release a single vineyard wine this year, modelled on the “clos” concept in Champagne.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 No Comments »

A ‘rare but precious 2012′ for Burgundy

Burgundy winegrowers have said this year’s weather has helped to produce a “rare but precious vintage”.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 No Comments »

Champagne 2012 better than legendary ’96?

Despite frost, poor flowering, hail and disease all hitting yields, dry and warm weather in the run-up to picking has produced a small but potentially great harvest in Champagne.

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 No Comments »

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