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Friday 31 October 2014

Bordeaux

Pontet-Canet declassification a mystery?

The Tesseron family claims to remain in the dark over the rejection of the 2012 vintage of its second wine by the AOC board.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Who are France’s biggest wine drinkers?

Following France’s return to the top of the table for global wine production, figures have been released showing regional wine consumption across France.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Australia and Bordeaux take centre stage

The 2008 vintages of Penfolds Grange and non-first growth crus classés took centre stage in the fine wine world this week.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Life beyond Burgundy for US auctions

If Burgundy has been grabbing the headlines in this season’s US wine auctions, Chicago’s Hart Davis Hart hopes to redress the balance with its first Bordeaux only sale this Thursday.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 No Comments »

2014 harvest: Europe at a glance

As Europe brings its 2014 harvest to a close, few of the key wine regions appear to have escaped the unsettled weather conditions that look set to characterise this vintage.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 1 Comment »

Harrods bring out the big guns

Harrods’ wine department has held its first Prestige Bordeaux Tasting in London, which included top clarets from first growths and older vintages.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Pontet-Canet second wine loses AOC

The 2012 vintage of Pontet-Canet’s second wine, Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, has had its AOC application rejected and will instead be bottled as Vin de France.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 2 Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Neal Martin

The Essex-born, Surrey-based wine writer on his love of KFC and 1945 Claret, dislike of corked wine writers and fear of architecture.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 No Comments »

First growths see trade boost

Last week saw an uptick in trade for Bordeaux’s first growths on Liv-ex, as “off” vintages yet again boosted the region amid more growth for fine wine.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Baroness’ son takes over at Mouton

Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, son of the late Baroness Philippine, has been confirmed as the estate’s next president.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 No Comments »

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