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Tuesday 31 March 2015

En Primeur

Bordeaux 2014 a ‘book-end’ vintage

A week before Bordeaux en primeurs winemaker and writer Gavin Quinney has published an in-depth weather report for the 2014 growing season.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

Bordeaux 2014 declared ‘miracle’ vintage

2014 Bordeaux is a “great”, “miracle” vintage that is close in style and quality to the exceptional 2010s, according to Nicolas Glumineau, general manager for Roederer’s Bordeaux estates.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 2 Comments »

Parker: Bordeaux primeurs ‘largely dead’

The practice of buying Bordeaux en primeur has lost all its appeal for collectors unless the vintage is exceptional, according to the world’s most influential wine critic.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 4 Comments »

Wine is not for investing, says Parker

Spending a lot for a top quality wine is fine if you plan to drink it, but not as a form of investment, says the world’s leading wine critic Robert Parker.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 5 Comments »

End of an era: Parker hands Martin the reins for Bordeaux primeurs

US wine critic Robert Parker has announced he will no longer be responsible for tasting the Bordeaux en primeurs at The Wine Advocate.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 3 Comments »

En primeur prices will ‘not be like 2008′

The mood in Bordeaux is indignant, and the châteaux are laughing at the idea that this year’s en primeur campaign will see prices close to 2008, writes Jean-Marc Quarin.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 No Comments »

de Boüard: 2014 a vintage ‘for consumers’

Hubert de Boüard, owner of Château Angelus in St Emilion, has hailed 2014 a “vintage for consumers” rather than collectors due to its fruit forward character.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 1 Comment »

Unrest over St Emilion system ‘disturbing’

The INAO’s silence over legal challenges brought against it by chateaux demoted in its 2012 St Emilion classification has been described as very “disturbing”.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 1 Comment »

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 »

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