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Friday 23 January 2015

Fine Wine

When Burgundy meets Bordeaux

The head of Domaine Jacques Prieur has explained how experiences in Bordeaux and Burgundy have informed major winemaking changes at the family estates in each region.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Hill-Smith heads Aussie fine wine mission

Yalumba’s Robert Hill-Smith has taken over as chairman of Australia’s First Families of Wine with a mission to put the country “back on the catwalk”.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Bonhams opens London restaurant

Auction house Bonhams has opened a restaurant in London with rising star Tom Kemble as head chef and two masters of wine taking care of the wine list.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux ‘outpacing’ Burgundy on Liv-ex

Bordeaux has found a level at which buyers are prepared to return to the market and is beginning to outpace Burgundy and Champagne, says Gibbs.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

Uncorked: Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby’s

The CEO and president of Sotheby’s Wine Americas & Asia is the quintessential Englishman in New York where he has been since 1995.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 highest scoring wines

Critical scores play a key role in the Liv-ex Power 100 list, but they are by no means only factor, as some of the top fine wine merchants explain.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Zachys prepares for new year in Asia

Auction house Zachys begins its new season in Asia with a “dazzling array” of fine wines and spirits at its Hong Kong sale this weekend.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Chardonnay Masters 2014: The results

Proving that few grapes can beat the malleability and creative potential of Chardonnay was last month’s Masters tasting, where top-price pours and cheaper oaked styles fared well.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 No Comments »

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