Cairanne has been formally promoted to a Côtes du Rhône cru appellation with the confirmation due to be decreed soon.
French regional marketing body, Inter-Rhône, has named Virginie Charlier as its new marketing and communications director.
Inter-Rhône is “rolling out the red carpet” with colourful mass media campaigns in a bid to win over China’s younger generation of drinkers.
Rhône Valley Wines’ recent annual tasting combined art and film in a bid to win over Hong Kong’s younger generation of wine drinkers.
A much lauded vintage, high Parker points but hampered by low liquidity the best wines of the Rhône sometimes struggle to capitalise on their many strong points.
The Rhône 100, a sub-index of Liv-ex’s Fine Wine 1000, rose a little over 2% in May the best result out of all the sub-indices.
Auction house Christie’s is to offer an ex-cellar consignment of Guigal, another from Laroche and the cellar of a private collector in Hong Kong this month.
US auction house, Hart Davis Hart is toasting a US$4.9 million auction in Chicago with “phenomenal” prices paid for Pétrus, Rousseau and Sine Qua Non.
Not all strong brands among fine wines come with crazy prices attached, as the latest Liv-ex ranking reveals.
Two magnums of 1961 Pétrus topped Sotheby’s New York sale last weekend, while the ex-cellar consignment of Paul Jaboulet was 100% sold.
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