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Sunday 2 August 2015

Bordeaux

The Bordelais are getting it right

Recent en primeur pricing is fair and reasonable when underlying price trends are factored in, argues Watermark Fine Wines’ founder Andrew Davison.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Young Palmer shines in tasting

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.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Lesser’ vintages lead iDealwine auctions

A Hong Kong buyer snapped up a six-bottle case of 1999 Chateau Palmer at iDealwine’s May auctions, as the weak euro continues to entice buyers from Asia.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Your guide to Vinexpo 2015

Vinexpo returns to Bordeaux with a bang this month, with its energetic new chief executive Guillaume Deglise keen to shake things up.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Corney & Barrow makes the case for EP

Fine wine merchant Corney & Barrow has made the case for buying en primeur in a letter to its clients, focusing on the “superb” value in wines below £500 a case.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Royal Welsh uncork regimental wine

The Royal Welsh Regiment will unveil its new regimental wine in the presence of the Queen when she presents new colours to the regiment in Cardiff next week.

Monday, June 8th, 2015 2 Comments »

Bordeaux’s 1855 ranking is ‘outdated’

A new class of Super Bordeaux is threatening to shake the region’s 1855 classification system to its core, say wine critics Bettane and Desseauve.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 4 Comments »

Q&A with Laure Patry of Social Wine & Tapas

Ahead of the opening of Jason Atherton’s new wine mecca Social Wine and Tapas in Marylebone next week, we get the lowdown on the bar from Laure Patry, who will be running the show.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Biggest rises of Bordeaux ‘14

Over 60% of Bordeaux châteaux posted price rises in the 2014 campaign, some higher than others but increases didn’t necessarily mean bad value.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux-finished Irish whiskey launched

Pernod Ricard’s Irish subsidiary, Irish Distillers, has unveiled the first single pot still Irish whiskey to be finished in Bordeaux casks.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 No Comments »

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