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Monday 1 September 2014

Fine Wine

Bordeaux 2013: Reds lose out to whites in Parker scores

Wine critic Robert Parker’s scores for the 2013 Bordeaux vintage will help support the whites’ claim to greatness but could undermine some of the reds.

Monday, September 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Bampfield Uncorked

After eight years in the wine trade, Richard Bampfield became an MW in 1990 and set up his own business with his wife Jackie. Among others, he consults for Yvon Mau (Bordeaux), Albert Bichot (Burgundy) and Dom Pérignon.

Friday, August 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Lidl to list 48 French fine wines

“Fine wine” and “German discount chain, Lidl” are words that don’t often appear in the same sentence, but that’s about to change.

Friday, August 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Beyond the blog: is fine wine recovering?

Liv-ex has been tracking the ratio of bids to offers for signs of a recovery, and in the week to 21 August recorded it had hit 0.46, the highest since March.

Friday, August 29th, 2014 No Comments »

What’s hot at Hedonism

We count down the best selling labels over the summer at Hedonism Wines, Mayfair’s neighbourhood “offie” for well-heeled Russians.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 No Comments »

The big fake fall out

As Rudy Kurniawan, fine wine’s answer to Bernie Madoff, begins his prison sentence in New York, the trade is coming to terms with the fall-out.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Christie’s offers “perfect pairings” for mid-autumn festival

Auction house Christie’s has come up with an array of fine wine pairings to enjoy with traditional dishes this Mid-Autumn festival.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 No Comments »

More positive signs for fine wine

The tail end of August has offered more reasons for fine wine followers to be cheerful as the value of bids on Liv-ex increased by £1 million.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Global Rosé Masters 2014: The results

The inaugural Global Rosé Masters heralded an uncorking of our expert judges’ views on all things pink. Here we list all of the medallists.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 No Comments »

London restaurant lists £850 Chilean wine

A London restaurant is flying the flag for Chile by listing one of the country’s most famous wines at what it claims is a record-breaking £850 price tag.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

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