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Thursday 30 October 2014

Wine

Bordeaux still top regional wine at auction

Bordeaux was still the top wine by volume for Sotheby’s in 2013 despite the Burgundy surge headed by Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Two pints a day ‘speeds up memory loss’

Middle-aged men who drink two pints a day could run the risk of speeding up memory loss, a study by the University College London has found.

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Cabernet Franc’s popularity set to ‘explode’

Australian winemaking consultant Brian Croser has predicted an imminent boom in the popularity of Cabernet Franc, especially from the New World.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 9 Comments »

Sotheby’s top 10 wines by value 2013

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was the most valuable fine wine sold by Sotheby’s in 2013.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 No Comments »

MW seminar considers causes of sudden vine death in Burgundy

Banning poisonous treatments, poor grafting techniques and electric pruning shears were all suggested as causes for the rise of esca in Burgundy during an MW seminar last week.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Merchant looks beyond Côte d’Or to boost offering

Haynes, Hanson & Clark is looking to boost its Burgundy offering with wines from the Mâconnais and Châlonnaise as Côte d’Or prices rise and volumes shrink.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Vines escape ruin from raging bushfire

An Australian vineyard has narrowly escaped destruction after a bushfire swept through the Barossa Valley yesterday.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 No Comments »

‘Doyenne’ of women wine writers dies

Pamela Vandyke Price, considered the “doyenne” of women wine writers, died on Sunday aged 90.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 4 Comments »

05 Bordeaux prices slipping

There has been a substantial price drop for some Bordeaux 2005s since 2011, with many trading well below their peak.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wine feuds of 2013

From smashing a chicken factory selling fake wine to the jailing of multi-million pound wine fraudsters, the wine world saw its fair share of feuds in 2013.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 No Comments »

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