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Saturday 10 October 2015


The wine regions under threat from development

Three of the world’s most important and beautiful wine regions are being blighted by major building projects despite objections from the trade. We look at the damage being done.

Monday, October 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux vintners protest at rail approval

Winemakers in Bordeaux are “on the warpath” because of the decision of the French government to approve a high-speed rail line connecting the region with Toulouse and Dax.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux cancer rates raise pesticide fears

The use of pesticides on vineyards “cannot be excluded” as a reason for the high rates of child cancer in Sauternes, health authorities have said.

Monday, September 28th, 2015 4 Comments »

Sauternes producers need to adapt to survive

Sweet wine makers in Sauternes and Barsac need to expand their offerings to include dry and off-dry wines in order to survive according to one local producer.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

‘Best’ wine of 2013 released

The “best” wine of the 2013 Bordeaux vintage, Château d’Yquem, has released at €250 per bottle, the same price as the 2011.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Vinexpo 2015 in pictures

From magnificent marquees and fountains of wine to jazz bands, orange trousers and a hot pink cow, Vinexpo 2015 has been a colourful one.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Why is no one buying Sauternes?

The Sauternes estates have made an early bid for attention in this campaign but despite repeated price cuts since 2010 it’s still not selling.

Friday, April 17th, 2015 5 Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: Coutet continues Sauternes rush

Château Coutet is the latest in a string of Sauternes producers to release this week, with no change on its 2013 price.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: Gazin out of the blocks

The Bordeaux en primeur campaign is well and truly begun with Gazin, Doisy-Vedrines and Suduiraut out this morning and not a price drop in sight.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: Doisy-Daëne makes the first move

Sauternes estate Doisy-Daëne is the first big estate to make a move in this year’s en primeur campaign, releasing at €26.40 ex-négociant, the same as its 2013.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 No Comments »

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