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Thursday 30 July 2015

Fine Wine

Berry Bros in managerial shake-up

The managing director of drinks merchant Berry Bros & Rudd, Hugh Sturges, has left the company after 14 years, with chairman Simon Berry temporarily taking over his role on the wine side of the business.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Empire collection commands ‘exceptional results’

The first sale of the “Empire Collection” made over US$3 million at Wally’s New York sale last weekend, with one whole day given over to Burgundy.

Friday, February 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Neal Martin promises ‘a more funky’ approach as Parker quits en primeur

Neal Martin promises a more “funky” approach to en primeur reporting for The Wine Advocate following the announcement last night that Parker is to stop reviewing Bordeaux in barrel after 37 years.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Fine wine vs the successors

Robert Parker has finally named a successor to his en primeur empire but will other wine critics now attempt to seize power and how bloody will the struggle for supremacy be?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 1 Comment »

End of an era: Parker hands Martin the reins for Bordeaux primeurs

US wine critic Robert Parker has announced he will no longer be responsible for tasting the Bordeaux en primeurs at The Wine Advocate.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 4 Comments »

Japanese whisky sales surge at Bonhams

The London-based auction house has seen continued demand for The Macallan, and a surge in interest in rare Japanese whisky in 2014.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Italian fine wine leads on cuisine

While Italian wines can’t quite match the presence of French favourites in Asia, the country’s other famous export – cuisine – is one way of helping bring the country’s top pours further into the spotlight.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine investment: how to avoid the pitfalls

Fine wine investment has hit the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons, with some so-called investment managers proving to be at best incompetent and at worst corrupt.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 4 Comments »

Weak euro boosts Bordeaux’s prospects

Aside from the vagaries of the vintage, currency may play a decisive role in the upcoming en primeur campaign as Liv-ex report.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Best value 2005 Bordeaux wines

Tasting the 2005s ten years on, Michael Schuster was struck by their ‘sheer drinkability’ and ‘wonderful appealing freshness’

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

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