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Saturday 28 November 2015


German wine in ‘strong demand’ at Sotheby’s sale

Sotheby’s latest London sale saw strong demand for the wines of Egon Müller alongside the usual top selling Burgundies of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Saint Emilion ‘A’s not on the same level?

A blind tasting of the Saint Emilion grands crus classés A across several vintages saw Angelus and Pavie lag behind fellow “A”s Cheval Blanc and Ausone, leading one critic to suggest they are “not on the same level”.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 1 Comment »

Bordeaux 2014 a ‘book-end’ vintage

A week before Bordeaux en primeurs winemaker and writer Gavin Quinney has published an in-depth weather report for the 2014 growing season.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

Acker sale makes HK$45m

Acker Merrall & Condit’s latest Hong Kong sale achieved HK$45 million, which the house says will put it on track to be the world’s leading auction house in the first quarter of this year.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Parker: High wine prices creating ‘caste system’

The high prices set by famous wine estates is shutting people out of the market and creating a “caste system of wine”, according to Robert Parker, who also admitted that he “is part of the problem”.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 12 Comments »

Bordeaux takes hit over China crackdown

Value sales of Bordeaux wine fell by 13% in 2014 according to the CIVB, with a poor 2013 harvest and rapidly slowing demand in China blamed.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Can Parker halt 2005 Bordeaux slide?

A wine investment firm has tracked the varied fortunes of 2005 Bordeaux and, with Robert Parker set to revisit the vintage, considers the impact of any upward re-evaluation.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Market celebrates a ‘very punchy’ price for Latour

Merchants’ prayers have been answered with Latour’s release for its 2003, but will it set the tone for Bordeaux 2014?

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 No Comments »

A Chinese first growth coming soon?

The fact that over 100 Bordeaux châteaux are now in Chinese hands, begs the question – will they ever own a first growth?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Christie’s kicks off NYC spring season

Christie’s is beginning its New York spring season with an online sale featuring over 900 bottles of Madeira.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

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