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Saturday 28 November 2015

Fine Wine

Margaux unveils new buildings

Château Margaux has officially opened its new winery buildings designed by Sir Norman Foster, in time for the estate’s bicentenary.

Monday, June 15th, 2015 No Comments »

En Primeur: Asia market ‘has matured’

This year’s en primeur campaign has been hailed a success by several Hong Kong-based wine merchants, with many Asian consumers having changed their buying habits to reflect personal consumption.

Monday, June 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Sotheby’s en primeur campaign declared a success

Sotheby’s en primeur campaign was a sterling success according to the auction house, with sales up 90% on 2013.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

The Bordelais are getting it right

Recent en primeur pricing is fair and reasonable when underlying price trends are factored in, argues Watermark Fine Wines’ founder Andrew Davison.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Fine wine in focus: 2007 Rhône

A much lauded vintage, high Parker points but hampered by low liquidity the best wines of the Rhône sometimes struggle to capitalise on their many strong points.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 1 Comment »

Young Palmer shines in tasting

A vertical tasting of Palmer conducted by critic Jean-Marc Quarin showed younger vintages in a much better light than their (supposedly) illustrious fore-runners.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Lesser’ vintages lead iDealwine auctions

A Hong Kong buyer snapped up a six-bottle case of 1999 Chateau Palmer at iDealwine’s May auctions, as the weak euro continues to entice buyers from Asia.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Gaja releases ‘super cuvée’

Angelo Gaja has declassified his single vineyard Barbaresco wines for the 2012 vintage and blended them together in a “super cuvee” instead.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Piedmont 2011: instant gratification?

As Piedmont’s 2011 vintage follows the acclaimed 2010 into the market, producers and trade are getting behind a “more approachable”, if less consistent expression of this region.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Sotheby’s appoints new Asia head of wine

Sotheby’s has named Adam Bilbey as its new head of wine for Asia, replacing Robert Sleigh who is taking on a new role in the management team in the region.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

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