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Thursday 8 October 2015


Ch. Montrose owner ‘absolutely not dead’

Confusion reigned at the weekend after one of France’s leading businessmen and owner of Château Montrose, Martin Bouygues, was erroneously pronounced dead.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

HK Baptist claims Left Bank Cup place

Hong Kong Baptist University claimed a narrow victory in the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup in Hong Kong and will now go on to compete in the final at Lafite this summer.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Empire collection commands ‘exceptional results’

The first sale of the “Empire Collection” made over US$3 million at Wally’s New York sale last weekend, with one whole day given over to Burgundy.

Friday, February 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Neal Martin promises ‘a more funky’ approach as Parker quits en primeur

Neal Martin promises a more “funky” approach to en primeur reporting for The Wine Advocate following the announcement last night that Parker is to stop reviewing Bordeaux in barrel after 37 years.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 No Comments »

End of an era: Parker hands Martin the reins for Bordeaux primeurs

US wine critic Robert Parker has announced he will no longer be responsible for tasting the Bordeaux en primeurs at The Wine Advocate.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 4 Comments »

Weak euro boosts Bordeaux’s prospects

Aside from the vagaries of the vintage, currency may play a decisive role in the upcoming en primeur campaign as Liv-ex report.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Best value 2005 Bordeaux wines

Tasting the 2005s ten years on, Michael Schuster was struck by their ‘sheer drinkability’ and ‘wonderful appealing freshness’

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Haut Bailly leads the Left Bank pack

Left Bank Bordeaux estates are, currently, the main beneficiaries of the region’s growing revival as the previously high flying Right Bank slows.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine scammer gets maximum work ban

Kenneth Gundlach, director of the recently liquidated Bordeaux Fine Wines Limited, has been disqualified from running a limited company until 2030.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 2 Comments »

En primeur prices will ‘not be like 2008’

The mood in Bordeaux is indignant, and the châteaux are laughing at the idea that this year’s en primeur campaign will see prices close to 2008, writes Jean-Marc Quarin.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 No Comments »

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