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Tuesday 27 September 2016 loc: GB

Fine Wine

Geoffroy: I couldn’t care less about acids

Dom Pérignon’s chef de cave, Richard Geoffroy, has dismissed the idea that acidity is key to a wine’s ageability, saying he “couldn’t care less” about it.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Upward trends

If you’re an investor, remember that you never ‘own’ a case of wine – you’re merely holding on to it in the hope of a return.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 No Comments »

iDealwine update: reliable Haut-Brion

Château Haut-Brion is no longer quite the pre-eminent premier grand cru classé claret at auction, but where it does trump the likes of Mouton and Lafite is in its price stability.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: the shape of things to come?

The trade is barely back from Bordeaux and already there have been a couple of release prices from small estates – do their increases foreshadow what’s to come?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: is it a ‘great’ vintage?

The 2015 vintage may be composed of many great wines, but is it a complete and ‘great’ vintage in the vein of 2009 or 2010?

Sunday, April 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Alsace winemaker Etienne Hugel dies

Etienne Hugel, one of Alsace’s most charismatic wine figures, has died suddenly at the age of 57.

Sunday, April 10th, 2016 2 Comments »

Jeroboams steps up ambition for growth

London wine merchant Jeroboams has unveiled a five-year plan that will see its retail business grow to around a dozen stores.

Friday, April 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Shipwrecked Champagne goes on sale

A bottle of 100-year-old Champagne that was salvaged from the wreck of the Jönköping has come up for sale in London.

Friday, April 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Wine Lister claims ‘new standard’ in wine rating

A new wine rating system, Wine Lister, which claims to be the “new standard in wine rating” is set to launch this month.

Friday, April 8th, 2016 6 Comments »

Masterclass highlights Bourgogne’s best value wines

Village-level Bourgogne can be accessibly priced but you have to go “off the beaten track”, a masterclass in Oxford last month helped to prove.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 No Comments »

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