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Friday 1 August 2014

Bordeaux

Bordeaux wineries could be confiscated in Chinese crackdown

Two Chinese companies have been accused of misusing £25 million in public funds with 14 Bordeaux châteaux among their purchases.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 1 Comment »

Mouton trading strongly

Bordeaux first growth Mouton Rothschild has traded strongly on the fine wine trading platform Cavex.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Millions of Chinese government money spent on vineyards

Millions of pounds worth of Chinese government funds was apparently funnelled into French vineyards according to the country’s audit office.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Top drinks in the Asian press

An underrated vintage from a first growth, a “value for money” New Zealand Pinot Gris, Coconut Mojitos and the best juices with which to detox.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Audebert to head up Rauzan-Ségla and Canon

French winemaker Nicolas Audebert is to leave Cheval des Andes in Argentina to become the managing director of Château Rauzan-Ségla and Canon in Bordeaux.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Seely: Brazil a ‘red hot’ market for us

Christian Seely, managing director of Pichon Baron and Quinta do Noval owners AXA Millésimes, has revealed that Brazil is proving a “red hot” market for wine sales.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Clos Fourtet bucks Bordeaux slump

Saint-Emilion estate, Clos Fourtet, has recorded one of the best performances so far this year of any Bordeaux property.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 No Comments »

DRC, Pétrus and Port at Sotheby’s sale

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Pétrus predictably dominated Sotheby’s latest London sale but vintage Port and 1961 Latour was also “snapped up” by buyers.

Friday, June 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine consultants are ‘plastic surgeons’

High profile wine consultants are like “plastic surgeons” trying to make ugly wines beautiful, according to one French producer.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 4 Comments »

Lafite’s premium narrows further

Lafite’s premium over its fellow first growths is narrowing as poor performing vintages start to make their way into its Liv-ex sub-index.

Monday, June 16th, 2014 No Comments »

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