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Monday 3 August 2015

Wine

Hollande opens Vinexpo 2015

The president of France, François Hollande, opened this year’s Vinexpo in Bordeaux, the first time the show has been launched by the French head of state.

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Sotheby’s en primeur campaign declared a success

Sotheby’s en primeur campaign was a sterling success according to the auction house, with sales up 90% on 2013.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Power Brands 2015: The results (100-95)

We count down the world’s most powerful wines and spirits starting with those drinks at the bottom end of the 2015 Power Brands survey.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

Bliss in Bordeaux, hearing of Virginia’s vinous ambition, and healthy helpings of jamon helped make this week in the wine trade particularly memorable.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Trade war sees Canada threaten US wine

A proposal by the Canadian government to impose staggering taxes on US wine imports will be considered by the World Trade Organisation next week.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Nyetimber launches limited edition Waterloo bottle

English sparkling winery Nyetimber is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo with a limited edition bottling.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Parisian wine bar serves booze in baby bottles

At least two bars in Paris appear to be serving wine and cocktails in baby bottles in what is being described as a “hipster fad too far” but may have originated as a simple case of tax avoidance.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

France fizzes at IWSC 2015

France regained its position at the head of the medal table and sparkling wine shone as the International Wine & Spirit Competition released its northern hemisphere results.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

The Bordelais are getting it right

Recent en primeur pricing is fair and reasonable when underlying price trends are factored in, argues Watermark Fine Wines’ founder Andrew Davison.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

In focus: 2007 Rhône

A much lauded vintage, high Parker points but hampered by low liquidity the best wines of the Rhône sometimes struggle to capitalise on their many strong points.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 1 Comment »

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