Sotheby’s has lined up over 1,000 “who’s who” lots of top flight Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhône for its London sale later this month.
Enterprising young winemaker Caroline Frey of Château La Lagune and Jaboulet is reviving the tradition of blending Bordeaux with Rhône via a new release.
A case of 1978 Guigal La Mouline sold for double its high estimate at Christie’s London sale last week.
The Rhône has maintained its off-trade lead within the French category despite a slight dip in volume over 2013.
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 dipped for the fifth consecutive month in February with only the “Rest of the World” and old Bordeaux indices not slipping into negative figures.
A steady shift back towards traditional vinification methods among Rhône producers is helping to underpin quality across the region, according to Simon Field MW, Rhône buyer for Berry Brothers & Rudd.
The recently released 2010 vintage of Rhône producer Guigal’s “La Las” has sparked a flurry of trading activity on the Liv-ex fine wine exchange.
db’s Lucy Shaw heads to Jason Atherton’s glitzy Berners Tavern at the London Edition hotel for scallop ceviche, calvados eclairs and a spot of people watching.
Further examination of the fine wine market over the last two years on the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 shows that two US labels are key market drivers.
Liv-ex has launched a new fine wine index covering more wine regions to reflect the changing shape of what is now a US$4 billion market.
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