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Saturday 23 May 2015

Fine Wine

Parker: not awarding 100 points “irresponsible”

Wine critics who fail to give perfect scores are “dodging responsibility” according to the world’s most influential wine reviewer, Robert Parker.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: good value for l’Eglise Clinet?

L’Eglise Clinet ended yesterday’s releases with a release price 24% above its 2013, while this morning has seen Climens and Issan emerge.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Strength in maturity? A look at old vines

Old-age vines divide the winemaking world, both in terms of the cost/benefit ratio and recent New World moves to formalise this otherwise informal aspect of viticulture, writes Sally Easton MW.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: Pichon Baron up 22%

Super Second Pauillac estate, Pichon Longueville Baron, released its 2014 price this morning with a 22% premium on 2013 – one of the highest raises so far this campaign.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Uncorked: Andrew Caillard MW

Andrew Caillard established Langton’s, Australia’s fine wine classification system and even turns his hand to winemaking and art too.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Small rises for fine wine in April

Liv-ex’s fine wine indices saw small rises in April with Bordeaux seeing very small gains off-set, for once, by a slight lag in the performance of other regions.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Best value wines of Bordeaux 2014

A roundup of the wines expected to be the best value under £500-a-case this en primeur, according to the Liv-ex survey.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Thieves steal £100k of wine from BBR

Fine wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has had £100,000 worth of wine stolen from its Basingstoke warehouse after thieves cut through the wall.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 1 Comment »

Bordeaux 2014: Cos and Haut-Brion open the week

Saint Estèphe heavyweight, Cos d’Estournel, has emerged with a 3.7% premium on its 2013 price and first growth Haut-Brion matches Mouton.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 No Comments »

It’s 2011 Bordeaux that’s the “big problem”

While Bordeaux begins to release the 2014s, one négociant warns that he needs to sell the 2011s before he even considers buying the latest vintage.

Friday, May 1st, 2015 No Comments »

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