Wine doesn’t sell itself – especially Bordeaux right now – so it’s time to see some customers.
The 2009 vintages of Lafite and Latour find themselves in very different places four years after their release, with a 30% gap in pricing now separating the two.
A case of 1961 Château Latour à Pomerol from the cellars of its one-time owner, Madame Lacoste-Loubat, was sold for over £100,000 at auction this week.
The Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) has opened its second “100% Bordeaux” wine bar in the Luwan district of Shanghai.
Some of Australia’s leading properties will top the bill at Bonhams’ fine wine sale in London later this week.
Will Lyons and Dave McIntyre recommend “warming” wines for autumn, while Michael Dresser picks out “one of the most food-friendly wines on the planet”.
Christie’s next Geneva sale will feature a collection of 19th century Port and Madeira as well as an extremely rare decanter of Royal Salute whisky and 1929 Haut-Brion.
Selling Bordeaux is not so much about the wine any more, it’s about the price, the promotion, and the next deal.
Vintage conditions in Bordeaux this year have favoured white wines and the Cabernet grape.
London-based fine wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has posted a loss of £7.3m this year – the first in recent memory for the family-owned company.
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