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Sunday 4 October 2015


Sauternes producers need to adapt to survive

Sweet wine makers in Sauternes and Barsac need to expand their offerings to include dry and off-dry wines in order to survive according to one local producer.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

HDH begins autumn with $5.4m sale

Chicago auction house, Hart Davis Hart began its autumn season with a “stellar” sale that realised US$5.4 million.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

The irresistible rise of Haut-Brion?

After being touted as perhaps the best value first growth on the strength of its points and prices two years ago, is Haut-Brion finally moving into the limelight?

Monday, September 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Wine ‘doesn’t need oak to age’

Bordeaux reds do not need to spend time in oak in order to have a long life ahead of them according to one producer in the region.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 1 Comment »

‘Best’ wine of 2013 released

The “best” wine of the 2013 Bordeaux vintage, Château d’Yquem, has released at €250 per bottle, the same price as the 2011.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

Lashings of Sauternes, Taittinger’s Comte 2006 release, terrifying taxidermy and some snazzy footwear at Cape Wine made for a decadent, albeit it hectic week for team db.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Estates who didn’t listen to market made ‘big mistake’

Bordeaux estates that didn’t take the market into consideration when deciding their en primeur release price made a “big mistake” this year according to one first growth.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Lyons collection 100% sold

The final part of Graham Lyons’ fine wine collection was 100% sold by Zachys in Hong Kong last week and realised over HK$31 million.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 No Comments »

db Eats: Masala Grill

db’s resident foodie Lucy Shaw heads to Chutney Mary’s new incarnation on the King’s Road for hibiscus Bellinis and butter chicken.

Monday, September 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux climbing?

Bordeaux’s bid:offer ratio on Liv-ex has doubled over the last year in a sign that prices may be heading upwards again soon.

Monday, September 14th, 2015 No Comments »

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