UK fine wine lovers are abandoning Bordeaux in favour of other regions, as high prices and a run of good European vintages encourage them to seek alternatives.
The Loire is ripe for a major generational shift, as young winemakers begin to prove the quality potential of neglected parts of the region.
Liv-ex’s Super Tuscan indices show strong upward growth for the Italian wines although Solaia is showing signs of slipping.
Chile’s main obstacle to being taken seriously as a fine wine producer is not quality but rather its limited track record, believes Justerini & Brooks’ buying director Giles Burke-Gaffney.
“Spirits can learn a lot from fine wine,” believes Sarah Miles, as the new managing director of Diageo Wines Europe outlined her growth plans for fine wine merchant Justerini & Brooks.
Diageo Wines Europe, the umbrella company for Justerini & Brooks and Percy Fox & Co, has appointed Sarah Miles as its new managing director.
Justerini & Brooks is to send out its first specific Brunello offer at the end of May to highlight the value and stylistic diversity in the Tuscan region.
Justerini & Brooks has formally opened its Hong Kong office.
Reaction to the release of Robert Parker’s in-bottle Bordeaux 2009 scores has been electric.
Justerini & Brooks buyer Giles Burke-Gaffney has predicted a surge in popularity for Barolo, Burgundy and the Southern Rhône.
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