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Tuesday 1 September 2015

Fine Wine

New technical director at Margaux

Bordeaux first growth Château Margaux has named a new technical director to replace Do Chi Nam.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Pontallier proposes Château Margaux Blanc

Château Margaux is considering introducing a white wine equivalent called Château Margaux Blanc, having reached a new quality benchmark for its white in 2014.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 1 Comment »

Berry’s predicts primeurs flop if prices rise

Whatever the quality of 2014 Bordeaux, if the prices go up, then Berry Bros & Rudd won’t be able to sell it, warns the merchant’s fine wine buying director.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Sotheby’s HK sale highest grossing of 2015

Sotheby’s latest Hong Kong sale of fine wines realised HK$56 million, making it the leading sale of the year globally and the fourth highest grossing single-owner wine sale and the sixth highest grossing sale in the company’s history.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 No Comments »

HDH hails ‘outstanding’ Burgundy results

US auction house Hart Davis Hart has hailed “outstanding” results at its “Celebration of Burgundy” sale that was held in Chicago last month.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: What if prices go up?

The trade is ready, initial reactions are positive, some scores are trickling in, the euro is declining, the US might be interested, what happens if prices go up this en primeur?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Latour leads decline in March

The Liv-ex 100 index dipped slightly in March as the market slowed in the first quarter of 2015 following a more positive end to 2014 and Latour came off worst.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: ‘a real Cheval Blanc’

Bordeaux 2014 may not be “outstanding”, but for Cheval Blanc’s technical director, it is a “classical vintage” that produced “a real Cheval Blanc”.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Corney & Barrow predicts ‘quick’ 2014 campaign

Within a month we’ll know whether the châteaux have listened to dire warnings from the trade if they get it wrong on price.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Uncorked: Francesca Planeta

Francesca Planeta returned to Sicily for the first vintage of Planeta Chardonnay in 1995 and now runs the family winery with her cousin Alessio Planeta

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 No Comments »

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