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Tuesday 30 June 2015

Bordeaux

Bordeaux 2014: What if prices go up?

The trade is ready, initial reactions are positive, some scores are trickling in, the euro is declining, the US might be interested, what happens if prices go up this en primeur?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Latour leads decline in March

The Liv-ex 100 index dipped slightly in March as the market slowed in the first quarter of 2015 following a more positive end to 2014 and Latour came off worst.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

En primeur snapshot: why terroir matters

“What is this wine?” I thought to myself, after blind tasting the first growth Sauternes Château de Rayne Vigneau.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 3 Comments »

Corney & Barrow predicts ‘quick’ 2014 campaign

Within a month we’ll know whether the châteaux have listened to dire warnings from the trade if they get it wrong on price.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Uncorked: Christy Canterbury MW

Currently busy in Bordeaux, wine writer, judge and educator Christy Canterbury MW ‘lives between Manhattan and the vineyards of the world. Primarily those of Europe.’

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Montrose 2014: ‘A top, top vintage’

Château Montrose CEO Hervé Berland told db today that the 2014 vintage is one of the property’s best wines of the past two decades.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 No Comments »

Figures reveal Parker’s declining influence

As Robert Parker steps back from Bordeaux en primeur tastings, one fine wine fund has highlighted a number of signs that his overall influence is on the wane.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 2 Comments »

30,000 bottles of fake wine seized in Taiwan

Taiwanese authorities have seized 30,000 bottles of wine from an importer in New Taipei, which are thought to be bulk wine rebranded as top Bordeaux.

Monday, March 30th, 2015 No Comments »

German wine in ‘strong demand’ at Sotheby’s sale

Sotheby’s latest London sale saw strong demand for the wines of Egon Müller alongside the usual top selling Burgundies of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Saint Emilion ‘A’s not on the same level?

A blind tasting of the Saint Emilion grands crus classés A across several vintages saw Angelus and Pavie lag behind fellow “A”s Cheval Blanc and Ausone, leading one critic to suggest they are “not on the same level”.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 1 Comment »

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