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Sunday 19 April 2015

Fine Wine

Bordeaux 2014 a ‘book-end’ vintage

A week before Bordeaux en primeurs winemaker and writer Gavin Quinney has published an in-depth weather report for the 2014 growing season.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

Uncorked: Renzo Cotarella

Renzo Cotarella is CEO and chief winemaker for Marchesi Antinori, overseeing the company’s estates in Italy and California, and its joint ventures in other countries like Chile.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Masseto keeps faith with Bordeaux

While Bordeaux négociants prepare for the 2014 campaign with bulging warehouses and uncertainty, one Italian producer expresses his belief in the system.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Acker sale makes HK$45m

Acker Merrall & Condit’s latest Hong Kong sale achieved HK$45 million, which the house says will put it on track to be the world’s leading auction house in the first quarter of this year.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Parker: High wine prices creating ‘caste system’

The high prices set by famous wine estates is shutting people out of the market and creating a “caste system of wine”, according to Robert Parker, who also admitted that he “is part of the problem”.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 12 Comments »

Can Parker halt 2005 Bordeaux slide?

A wine investment firm has tracked the varied fortunes of 2005 Bordeaux and, with Robert Parker set to revisit the vintage, considers the impact of any upward re-evaluation.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Market celebrates a ‘very punchy’ price for Latour

Merchants’ prayers have been answered with Latour’s release for its 2003, but will it set the tone for Bordeaux 2014?

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Uncorked: Tim Hanni MW

Self-styled “flavour maven” Tim Hanni MW is a trained chef, wine educator and author of: Why you like the wines you like.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 No Comments »

A Chinese first growth coming soon?

The fact that over 100 Bordeaux châteaux are now in Chinese hands, begs the question – will they ever own a first growth?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 No Comments »

No cooling off for DRC

Demand for Burgundy’s DRC will be tested at Sotheby’s next week, and despite the eye-watering sums involved the auction house remains confident

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

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