Crédit Agricole has divested itself of first growth Sauternes estate Château Rayne Vigneau to a specialist wine group.
Under the name of “Sweet Bordeaux”, 10 Bordeaux appellations have focused on Hong Kong and China this year as key areas of growth.
We present the 12 competition wines from the drinks business HK’s Saturday event – the Hong Kong International Top Tasters – and some of the guesses ventured by the teams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The “best” wine of the 2013 Bordeaux vintage, Château d’Yquem, has released at €250 per bottle, the same price as the 2011.
From magnificent marquees and fountains of wine to jazz bands, orange trousers and a hot pink cow, Vinexpo 2015 has been a colourful one.
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.
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