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Saturday 19 April 2014

Bordeaux

Starck designs new ‘ship shaped’ winery

Renowned French designer Philippe Starck has collaborated with Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion in Bordeaux on a new winery project for the estate.

Friday, March 14th, 2014 No Comments »

First growths’ top vintages down 35%

Prices of first growths from “on” vintages have fallen by 35% or more since the market peak in February 2011 – but the 2000 vintage is bucking the trend.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 3 Comments »

Author of ‘cruel’ St Emilion book sued

A journalist who wrote a book “exposing” the wine industry and lambasting Saint Emilion as “cruel” is facing legal action from Angélus’s owner, Hubert de Boüard.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 1 Comment »

Fine Wines still dipping in February

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 dipped for the fifth consecutive month in February with only the “Rest of the World” and old Bordeaux indices not slipping into negative figures.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Older vintages spark Bordeaux revival

Customers are being drawn back to Bordeaux by mature vintages priced for drinking rather than speculation, according to Bordeaux Index.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

Bordeaux 2013: ‘Not a vintage for speculators’

The Bordeaux 2013 vintage is proving more aromatically expressive than first thought but still needs to be priced low to entice consumers Alan Raynaud, president of the Grand Cercle Bordeaux, has said.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

Tasting biodynamically

Biodynamics has become a hot topic in the wine world, but is the lunar calendar important when tasting the finished product?

Monday, March 10th, 2014 7 Comments »

Latour owner buys Right Bank estates

François Pinault, the owner of first growth property Château Latour, has snapped up several estates in the Right Bank communes of Pomerol and Saint Emilion.

Friday, March 7th, 2014 No Comments »

New book blasts ‘cruel’ Saint Emilion

A new book published in France this week has singled out the Saint Emilion classification of 2012 as “illustrative” of many problems with wine in France.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 No Comments »

“Well, hello Vinipro!”

This week sees the birth of another wine trade show: Bordeaux Vinipro

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 No Comments »

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