How broad is the price variation between the cheapest and most expensive vintages in Bordeaux?
Bordeaux’s share of trade on Liv-ex in the middle of June is at a new low for 2015 but is it a blip or the result of a so-so en primeur campaign?
Sotheby’s wine sales in New York have exceeded US$10 million in the first half of this year following a successful sale last weekend.
With Chinese buyers snapping up Bordeaux châteaux at a rate of knots and continued consolidation among former rivals, the drinks world is ever-changing.
Château Margaux has officially opened its new winery buildings designed by Sir Norman Foster, in time for the estate’s bicentenary.
This year’s en primeur campaign has been hailed a success by several Hong Kong-based wine merchants, with many Asian consumers having changed their buying habits to reflect personal consumption.
The president of France, François Hollande, opened this year’s Vinexpo in Bordeaux, the first time the show has been launched by the French head of state.
Sotheby’s en primeur campaign was a sterling success according to the auction house, with sales up 90% on 2013.
Recent en primeur pricing is fair and reasonable when underlying price trends are factored in, argues Watermark Fine Wines’ founder Andrew Davison.
A vertical tasting of Palmer conducted by critic Jean-Marc Quarin showed younger vintages in a much better light than their (supposedly) illustrious fore-runners.
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