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Saturday 28 November 2015


On this day 1264… Jerez liberated

On this day in 1264 the Kingdom of Castile captured Jerez de la Frontera from the Moors.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Too late’ to change 1855 classification

It is “too late” to update Bordeaux’s famous 1855 classification of Grand Cru Classé estates, according to one key player in the region.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 1 Comment »

Lesser-known Bordeaux on the move

Looking beyond the leading names in Bordeaux shows strength in the region’s depths, according to Liv-ex.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Left Bank leads way for Bordeaux market

Sixteen of the 20 wines in the Left Bank 200 have made gains since the market’s low point in July 2014. Is that a good sign for the broader Bordeaux market? asks Liv-ex.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux on track for ‘best vintage since 2010’

The rain that fell over much of Bordeaux last weekend appears to have been too little and too late to spoil what is being predicted by many to be the best vintage since 2010.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Cos offers festive six-pack

Cos d’Estournel is releasing a limited edition six-pack for Christmas made up of six “emblematic” vintages dating back to 1982.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Asda boosts online offering with 100 new wines 

Asda is boosting its online wine shop with the addition of nearly 100 new and fine wines, with around 75% of them coming from France.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux vintners protest at rail approval

Winemakers in Bordeaux are “on the warpath” because of the decision of the French government to approve a high-speed rail line connecting the region with Toulouse and Dax.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Napoleon drank Champagne and ‘Cape’ wine in exile

It is well known that Napoleon drank Vin de Constance while in exile on St Helena, but his cellar was apparently much broader than first thought.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Gordon Ramsay serves English sparkling to the French

Gordon Ramsay is serving a range of English sparkling wines to diners at his newly opened Le Pressoir d’Argent restaurant in Bordeaux’s five-star Grand Hôtel.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

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