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Saturday 23 May 2015

Fine Wine

Pol to launch ‘08 blanc de blancs

Pol Roger is preparing to launch its “best ever” blanc de blancs, the 2008 vintage, in the UK in the next few weeks.

Monday, May 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Mature Bordeaux keeps market buoyant

Despite a “mixed” approach to 2014 Bordeaux pricing, the fine wine market is said to be in a “broadly positive” mood, although the greatest trading activity is linked to more mature vintages.

Monday, May 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Leflaive appoints new leader

Shareholders at Domaine Leflaive have announced Brice de La Morandière as the Burgundy estate’s new manager following the death last month of Anne Claude Leflaive.

Monday, May 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: Enter stage right

After a campaign dominated by Left Bank properties so far, this morning saw three notable Right Bank properties step onto the stage.

Monday, May 18th, 2015 No Comments »

67 Pall Mall: unfinished but almost full

67 Pall Mall, a London private member’s club for wine lovers, may still be a building site, but it is already close to capacity.

Monday, May 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Dom Pérignon sets out key to success in 2005

It was not so much quality concerns but a volume shortfall that led so few Champagne houses to make a vintage in 2005, suggested Vincent Chaperon of Dom Pérignon in the wake of its own release from this year.

Friday, May 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne must tackle pressing issue

Champagne producers must harness modern technology and expertise to refine the region’s pressing process, believes Dom Pérignon oenologist Vincent Chaperon.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: getting it right

Rauzan-Segla and a “sublime” Canon appeared to put a little spring in the merchants’ step yesterday afternoon with identical release prices of £375 a case.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: week round-up 7-13 May

En primeur releases in the last week have covered first growths, the occasional Right Bank estate and a smattering of Left Bank properties

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: Pontet-Canet price ‘ambitious’

Merchants have reacted with a distinct lack of enthusiasm to Pontet-Canet’s release and don’t have many warm words for Lafite’s first tranche policy either.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 No Comments »

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