Actress Emily Blunt would be a shoe-in to play the Comtesse de Lalande were her story to be told on the silver screen.
Thousands of top-quality fine wines went on auction at Acker Merrall & Condit on 25 and 26 January, with 96% of lots sold, totalling HK$52,900,086.
Interest in Mouton Rothschild 2003 has helped Liv-ex’s Fine Wine 50 rise 2.7% since the start of the year.
The small wineries of USA’s eastern seaboard seem able to find success while bypassing the world of ratings, national publicity and even distribution networks.
As prices stabilise and Robert Parker prepares to re-evaluate 2010, Jon Barr, director of EF Wines, has declared “Bordeaux appears to be back”.
Bernard Magrez is to open a tiny luxury hotel in Bordeaux to cater for the growing interest in wine tourism and enhance the image of the group.
The Wall Street Journal’s Will Lyons picks a wine, which he says is “Chardonnay in its highest expression”, and a Pinot Noir that is “a joy to taste”.
St Emilion’s controversial classification system faces further trouble as three châteaux filed a legal challenge to its validity this week.
The owner and manager of Château Brown in Pessac-Léognan in Bordeaux on his admiration for his father, desire to be James Bond, and love of Yquem.
While 2012 yields are down in Burgundy by as much as 70%, prices among many producers are not expected to rise significantly.
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