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Fine Wine

Don’t panic, Captain Mainwaring

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young man in possession of a good fortune must not panic when the do-dah hits the fan. Captain Mainwaring please note.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 No Comments »

2015 first growths – the offer you can refuse

Normally a mainstay of any en primeur campaign with pricing judged to be fair, the first growths stumbled this year.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: the new normal?

With the dust settled on this year’s primeurs it is clear that much has changed in the way these campaigns are now approached and that their overall importance, especially to the châteaux, has been greatly diminished.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 No Comments »

Piper-Heidsieck to ‘evolve’ under new deputy chef de cave

Séverine Frerson-Gomez, the newly promoted role of deputy chef de cave at Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck, is set to “evolve” the Champagne house’s style for the future.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 No Comments »

New Zealand needs to build regionality and specialist varieties, debate hears

New Zealand must promote both grape varieties and its varied regionality if it is to continue its success, according to a recent industry debate.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 No Comments »

Massive haul of seized Bordeaux auctioned

Over 260,000 bottles of classed growth Bordeaux believed to be part of a giant collection seized from a Chinese speculator are to be auctioned off tomorrow (23 June).

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

La Mission to hold ex-cellar New York sale

Sotheby’s will host an ex-cellar sale featuring wines from La Mission Haut-Brion in New York this October.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: bring in the high rollers

Lafite, Cheval Blanc, Ausone and l’Evangile have effectively brought this year’s campaign to an end with their releases over the last few days.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Majestic: ‘encouraging’ results but profits hit by Naked acquisition

Majestic Wine has reported “encouraging” results after seeing its first positive performance in four years, but admits there is more to be done.

Monday, June 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Anthony Hanson to retire from Christie’s

Christie’s senior consultant Anthony Hanson MW is to step down after 15 years in the role this 30 June.

Friday, June 17th, 2016 No Comments »

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