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Sunday 7 February 2016

Bordeaux

Pontet-Canet buys Robin Williams’ Napa estate

Alfred and Melanie Tesseron of Bordeaux fifth growth Pontet-Canet have purchased the late Robin Williams’ Napa vineyard after its asking price was slashed to US$22.9 million (£16m).

Monday, January 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux ‘tests the waters’ ahead of en primeur

Bordeaux estates are ‘testing the waters’ with ex-cellar releases ahead of this year’s en primeur campaign.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Use of ‘1855’ restricted by EU

The year ‘1855’ has been officially recognised as a “traditional term” by the EU, meaning companies are no longer allowed to use it as or in their name.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Domaine Dillon opens Paris residence

Haut-Brion’s parent company, Domaine Clarence Dillon, has opened a restaurant and fine wine shop in a mansion in central Paris as part of its 80th anniversary celebrations.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Case of DRC makes $1.5m

A case of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Romanée-Conti 1990 has made HK$1.5 million at Zachys’ sale in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 No Comments »

The rewards of patience

If you think the markets are currently worrying excessively about things which have long been known about, then be on the lookout for bargains. And remember to diversify.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Liber Pater owner guilty of fraud

The owner of boutique Graves winery, Liber Pater, has been fined and sentenced to a prison term for fraud after falsely claiming EU subsidies.

Friday, January 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Second wines back in fashion, says Liv-ex

The first growth’s second wines have been putting more distance between themselves and their parent labels since 2014, according to Liv-ex figures.

Friday, January 15th, 2016 No Comments »

US police pursue the ‘Bordeaux Bandit’

Police in New York and New Jersey are seeking to arrest a man alleged to have stolen a 1990 Pétrus, 2005 and 2010 Mouton Rothschilds, a 2009 Lafite Rothschild and several bottles of Opus One in separate thefts.

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Macallan vertical for sale in HK

Sotheby’s first Hong Kong sale of 2016 will feature a vertical of The Macallan and a Jeroboam of Louis XIII.

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 No Comments »

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