Our first report from the 2013 en primeurs spans St Estèphe to Margaux, with thoughts on Montrose, Pichon Lalande and Lafite among others.
With a mixture of admiration, caution and near indifference, the trade considered the impact of Pontet-Canet’s surprise release this week.
Last week the drinks business was lucky enough to take a trip to sun-drenched Burgundy for the Grands Jours de Bourgogne
Ben Kennedy gives his insights into the new wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage ahead of en primeur week.
Pontet-Canet has jumped the starting gun for this year’s en primeurs, releasing its 2013 vintage at €60 a bottle ex-négociant – the same price as the 2012.
Burgundy’s growing season is already some two weeks ahead of itself due to a warm start to spring, prompting fears of frost damage.
Despite the worldwide fame of some Burgundian appellations, there are still many which lack major recognition the export director for the Burgundy Bureau has said.
Château Latour has re-released its 2004 vintage and 2006 Forts de Latour with respective premiums of 23% and 6% – and the market has greeted it with “deathly silence”.
A new multi-country, multi-language website for French Wines called vins-france.com has gone live.
A group of militant winemakers has appeared to claim responsibility for an arson attack on two telephone exchanges.
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