Gary Boom came to London with just £10 in his pocket, and went on to found Bordeaux Index in 1997, having made a fortune in the City.
Will next year’s Bordeaux futures campaign see a large scale return to the market of US buyers and how will that affect the campaign amid calls for cuts?
Proving that good-value Bordeaux has no problem finding a buyer in the UK, a top-end blend from Canon-Fronsac sold out in just over 24 hours this week through one London merchant.
A steadying fine wine market with boosts from Asia and the US have given a leg up to Bordeaux Index’s results in the first half of the year.
Customers are being drawn back to Bordeaux by mature vintages priced for drinking rather than speculation, according to Bordeaux Index.
Bordeaux Index’s Los Angeles-based office is offering a collection of “staggering” US wines from some of the best Napa producers.
The latest vintage of Taittinger’s Comtes de Champagne has continued the brand’s recent run of strong sales.
Château d’Yquem has finally released the 2011 vintage having skipped last year’s en primeur.
Wine merchant Bordeaux Index has reported sales of over £1 million in three hours for the new 2004 Dom Pérignon.
With price releases from Léoville Las Cases, Vieux Château Certan and l’Eglise Clinet as the 2012 campaign begins to wind down – selling is still a struggle.
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