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Saturday 25 October 2014

Fine Wine

Wine and moon cake pairings

From tawny Port to demi-sec Champagne via Sauternes and Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, the Wine Etc. team suggests the best fine wines to pair with moon cakes this mid-autumn festival.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 No Comments »

HK$20m DRC ‘superlot’ set for auction

Sotheby’s is to auction off 114 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in Hong Kong this October – the most valuable lot ever offered at a wine sale.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Market jumps on Montrose 2010

The fine wine market jumped on Montrose 2010 at the end of last week when Robert Parker elevated from 99 to 100-points – don’t expect the same for the 2013s.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

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 2 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 3 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 1 Comment »

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 2 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 »

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