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Wednesday 23 April 2014

France

UK Bordeaux wine sales rise 14%

Sales of Bordeaux wines in the UK have grown by 14.2% in volume and 18.6% in value, according to data compiled by market research firm IRI.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

2013 primeurs: day two in the Médoc

The first day of the communal tastings with the Union des Grands Crus gives a broader appreciation of the vintage on the Left Bank.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 No Comments »

2013 Primeurs: St Estèphe to Margaux

Our first report from the 2013 en primeurs spans St Estèphe to Margaux, with thoughts on Montrose, Pichon Lalande and Lafite among others.

Monday, March 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2013: What will the others do?

With a mixture of admiration, caution and near indifference, the trade considered the impact of Pontet-Canet’s surprise release this week.

Friday, March 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Burgundy in pictures

Last week the drinks business was lucky enough to take a trip to sun-drenched Burgundy for the Grands Jours de Bourgogne

Friday, March 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2013: First impressions

Ben Kennedy gives his insights into the new wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage ahead of en primeur week.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 1 Comment »

Bordeaux 2013: Pontet-Canet a ‘tough ask’?

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.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Burgundy vines ‘two weeks ahead’

Burgundy’s growing season is already some two weeks ahead of itself due to a warm start to spring, prompting fears of frost damage.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Still ‘much to discover’ in Burgundy

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.

Friday, March 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Latour releases 2004 to ‘deathly silence’

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”.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments »

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