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Saturday 23 July 2016 loc: GB

Bordeaux

On this day 1861… Champagne at Bull Run

The first battle of the American Civil War took place on this day in 1861 and excited civilians gathered to watch the event with picnic hampers and Champagne to hand.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Adnams boosts own-label with premium tier

Suffolk-based retailer Adnams is upping its focus on its own label wine range, with the addition of a new tier of premium wines this autumn.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Wine retailer inspired by fashion launched

Charlotte Calvet from the Bordeaux-based Calvet wine family has launched an online wine retailer inspired by the fashion world’s use of seasonal collections.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Château Margaux heiress to open London wine bar

Heiress to Bordeaux first growth Château Margaux Alexandra Petit-Mentzelopoulos is to open a wine bar in London’s Marylebone.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Super Seconds: up, up and away!

Our post referendum trawl of value and performance in the fine market this week brings us to the Super-Seconds. Which are up and which are down?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Climens to open doors to visitors

Barsac estate Château Climens will open its doors to visitors by appointment from this September.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Bottle Apostle owners buy Bordeaux estate

The founders of London-based independent wine merchant Bottle Apostle, Andrew Eakin and Naomi Murtagh, have bought Château Puynard in Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux.

Monday, July 18th, 2016 No Comments »

1989 Haut-Brion hits new high

The 1989 vintage of Pessac first growth Haut-Brion hit an all time high of £14,846 a case on the Liv-ex Exchange this week.

Thursday, July 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Starck’s ‘metal blade’ Bordeaux winery revealed

A futuristic winery designed by French architect Phillippe Starck to look like a “raw metal blade plunged in the terroir” has opened at Château les Carmes Haut-Brion in Bordeaux.

Thursday, July 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Seconds on the move

Most vintages from the first growth and super second sectors have firmed up nicely of late, and the ‘second’ wines of the firsts in particular have been motoring.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 No Comments »

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