Sotheby’s en primeur campaign was a sterling success according to the auction house, with sales up 90% on 2013.
Recent en primeur pricing is fair and reasonable when underlying price trends are factored in, argues Watermark Fine Wines’ founder Andrew Davison.
A vertical tasting of Palmer conducted by critic Jean-Marc Quarin showed younger vintages in a much better light than their (supposedly) illustrious fore-runners.
A Hong Kong buyer snapped up a six-bottle case of 1999 Chateau Palmer at iDealwine’s May auctions, as the weak euro continues to entice buyers from Asia.
Vinexpo returns to Bordeaux with a bang this month, with its energetic new chief executive Guillaume Deglise keen to shake things up.
Fine wine merchant Corney & Barrow has made the case for buying en primeur in a letter to its clients, focusing on the “superb” value in wines below £500 a case.
The Royal Welsh Regiment will unveil its new regimental wine in the presence of the Queen when she presents new colours to the regiment in Cardiff next week.
A new class of Super Bordeaux is threatening to shake the region’s 1855 classification system to its core, say wine critics Bettane and Desseauve.
Ahead of the opening of Jason Atherton’s new wine mecca Social Wine and Tapas in Marylebone next week, we get the lowdown on the bar from Laure Patry, who will be running the show.
Over 60% of Bordeaux châteaux posted price rises in the 2014 campaign, some higher than others but increases didn’t necessarily mean bad value.
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