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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Bordeaux

En primeur 2013: the perfect storm?

With tiny yields, questionable quality and buyers and commentators sharpening their knives, is the 2013 en primeur campaign destined for disaster before it’s even begun?

Friday, December 6th, 2013 1 Comment »

French PM puts fine wines up for auction

Wines from the cellar of the official Paris residence of French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault are to go under the hammer today in a bid to tackle national debt.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 No Comments »

The bells, the bells!

A sneak preview of the renovations at St Emilion’s Château Angélus.

Thursday, November 28th, 2013 No Comments »

Chinese viticulture hampered by high costs

Viticultural conditions in China make fine wine production difficult and bulk wine production expensive, according to Li Demei, vice general secretary of the China Wine Association.

Monday, November 25th, 2013 1 Comment »

Zachys enjoys biggest single HK auction

US auction house Zachys is celebrating its biggest ever sale in Asia with over HK$52 million made last week, while Christie’s set a new world record for Burgundy at the same time.

Monday, November 25th, 2013 No Comments »

La belle et la bête

Contrasts – the good, the not-so-good and the downright ugly – all in a day’s work.

Friday, November 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

Investments help LGCF through difficult harvest

Les Grands Chais de France’s Bordeaux “negociant” arm – Crus et Domaines de France – has found its investments in property and consultancy has helped it through a “difficult 2013 harvest”.

Friday, November 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

Ducru-Beaucaillou declared world’s best Cab blend in blind tasting

A blind tasting of some of the world’s top Cabernet blends from the 2009 vintage in London yesterday saw Château Ducru-Beaucaillou come out in first place.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 3 Comments »

Bordeaux in pictures

Stunning sculpture, creative food pairings, hot tubs and a cat taking liberties: the drinks business brings you highlights from a trip to Bordeaux last week.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 No Comments »

Mouton 2000 nearing 2011 level

The 2000 Mouton Rothschild is re-approaching its record 2011 level of over £10,000 a case as Mouton continues to be the most consistent first growth.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 No Comments »

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