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Monday 27 April 2015

Bordeaux

New technical director at Margaux

Bordeaux first growth Château Margaux has named a new technical director to replace Do Chi Nam.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Pontallier proposes Château Margaux Blanc

Château Margaux is considering introducing a white wine equivalent called Château Margaux Blanc, having reached a new quality benchmark for its white in 2014.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 1 Comment »

Berry’s predicts primeurs flop if prices rise

Whatever the quality of 2014 Bordeaux, if the prices go up, then Berry Bros & Rudd won’t be able to sell it, warns the merchant’s fine wine buying director.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Human error caused Bordeaux copter crash

A human error has been cited by French justice officials as the cause of the helicopter crash in Bordeaux that killed Chinese billionaire Lam Kok and his son.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Revamped Vinexpo 2015 hits capacity

Vinexpo has confirmed that it has now sold all exhibitor space, as the Bordeaux trade fair announced a number of user-friendly changes to its layout.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: What if prices go up?

The trade is ready, initial reactions are positive, some scores are trickling in, the euro is declining, the US might be interested, what happens if prices go up this en primeur?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Latour leads decline in March

The Liv-ex 100 index dipped slightly in March as the market slowed in the first quarter of 2015 following a more positive end to 2014 and Latour came off worst.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

En primeur snapshot: why terroir matters

“What is this wine?” I thought to myself, after blind tasting the first growth Sauternes Château de Rayne Vigneau.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 3 Comments »

Corney & Barrow predicts ‘quick’ 2014 campaign

Within a month we’ll know whether the châteaux have listened to dire warnings from the trade if they get it wrong on price.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Uncorked: Christy Canterbury MW

Currently busy in Bordeaux, wine writer, judge and educator Christy Canterbury MW ‘lives between Manhattan and the vineyards of the world. Primarily those of Europe.’

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 No Comments »

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