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Friday 1 August 2014

Fine Wine

DRC, Pétrus and Port at Sotheby’s sale

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Pétrus predictably dominated Sotheby’s latest London sale but vintage Port and 1961 Latour was also “snapped up” by buyers.

Friday, June 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Top ten wines in the US Press

Irene Virbila of the Los Angeles Times picks: “a summer basic that will see you through any occasion” while Dave McIntyre looks to Italy for his Bargain Bubblies.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Pol Roger celebrates ’02 Churchill launch

Pol Roger officially launched the 2002 vintage of Sir Winston Churchill yesterday, following record sales of this prestige cuvée in the UK market last year.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Tearful wine investor Koch admits he was a ‘sucker’

US billionaire Bill Koch has appeared on television to admit he was a ‘sucker for fake wines’ after spending $5 million on counterfeit bottles.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 3 Comments »

Potel: ‘beautiful future’ for Burgundy in Asia

Burgundian producer Nicolas Potel has said that the region has a real future in Asia but that it must also realise there may be limitations to its ambitions.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 No Comments »

AWC calls US lawsuit ‘opportunistic extortion’

The Antique Wine Company has today moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by a US businessman saying his “exaggerated” claims amount to “extortion”.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Majestic toasts fine wine, rosé and Malbec

UK retailer Majestic Wine posted a small sales increase in its 2013/14 results, but reported major growth in the fine wine, Malbec and Provençal rosé categories.

Monday, June 16th, 2014 1 Comment »

Ornellaia auctions latest artistic tie-in

Super Tuscan estate Ornellaia has raised CAD$126,500 (£69,000) through its annual charitable auction of large format bottles from the producer’s Vendemmia d’Artista series.

Monday, June 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Lafite’s premium narrows further

Lafite’s premium over its fellow first growths is narrowing as poor performing vintages start to make their way into its Liv-ex sub-index.

Monday, June 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Nicolas Glumineau: Roederer’s man in Bordeaux

After 18 months at the helm of Roederer’s Bordeaux estates, Nicolas Glumineau discusses key improvements at Pichon Lalande, the secret of success in St Estèphe and the importance of connecting with a new generation of consumers.

Friday, June 13th, 2014 No Comments »

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