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Friday 30 January 2015

En Primeur

1855.com: conspiracy or cock-up?

The recent liquidation of French merchant 1855.com raises a lot of questions – not least why it kept trading for so long, leading some to suspect a conspiracy.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Surging Swiss franc boosts wine trade

The Swiss already spend around €10 billion a year in cross-border shopping – a figure set to rise on the back of a devalued Euro and likely to benefit nearby wine merchants.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 No Comments »

China’s taste for Bordeaux takes a tumble

Two of Bordeaux’s leading players speak to the drinks business about the volatile Chinese market and the current mood among négociants.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: send for the cavalry?

Will next year’s Bordeaux futures campaign see a large scale return to the market of US buyers and how will that affect the campaign amid calls for cuts?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Calvert Woodley’s top 10 bestsellers

Champagne Charlie is alive and well and living in Washington, as this snapshot of one of the city’s leading wine shops reveals.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

En primeur: the Bordelais’ perspective

Thomas Duroux of Château Palmer, Xavier Sanchez of Pichon Baron, Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly and merchant François Thienpont give their views on en primeur and next year’s campaign.

Friday, November 28th, 2014 7 Comments »

Sichel predicts 30% drop in primeur prices

Bordeaux en primeur prices could drop by up to 30% compared to last year if one takes into account a newly weakened euro, believes Allan Sichel.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 1 Comment »

Crisis looms if Bordeaux fails with 2014

Liv-ex director James Miles has delivered a stark warning to Château-owners in the run-up to next year’s en primeur.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 No Comments »

What’s hot in Hong Kong

Memories of cheque-book waving Chinese mobbing Berry Bros & Rudd’s Hong Kong office have long faded, but Simon Staples, the firm’s sales director for Asia, says it isn’t all doom and gloom.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Consumers ‘turning backs’ on Bordeaux

British consumers are turning their backs on Bordeaux after losing faith in both producers in the region and the en primeur system, according to two key fine wine merchants.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 No Comments »

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