Although wines from Bordeaux have seen high levels of decline in the last couple of years, away from the first growths there are many estates offering good value.
UK auction house Sotheby’s held a two day sale in London last week that achieved nearly £1.3 million as sales for the first half of the year rose 33% on the same period in 2013.
On this day in 1453 the battle of Castillon was fought, bringing an end to the Hundred Years War and England’s hold on Bordeaux.
Auction house Hart Davis Hart has taken the number one position in the US as the first half of the year draws to a close.
Alain Vauthier of Château Ausone has acquired Château La Clotte in Saint Emilion ending speculation as to which leading wine producer would do so.
A rare Burgundy and historic Bordeaux lead the Bonhams July sale alongside some other French classics.
Bordeaux blanc performed best in a blind tasting of top-end oaked Sauvignon Blancs from around the world held in London last week.
Liv-ex has compiled a list of the most searched-for wines on its website and while Bordeaux still dominates the rise of the rest of the world is also evident.
Sotheby’s has lined up over 1,000 “who’s who” lots of top flight Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhône for its London sale later this month.
Friends and family of Michael Cox, Master of the Vintners, who died earlier this year, have announced plans to run this year’s Médoc marathon in his memory.
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