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Saturday 28 November 2015


CA sells off Sauternes property

Crédit Agricole has divested itself of first growth Sauternes estate Château Rayne Vigneau to a specialist wine group.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux sweetens up Hong Kong and China

Under the name of “Sweet Bordeaux”, 10 Bordeaux appellations have focused on Hong Kong and China this year as key areas of growth.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 No Comments »

dbHK’s HITT wines in pictures

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.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 1 Comment »

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 »

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