Top 10 fine wine trends of 2015

7. Despite a falling share for Bordeaux, merchants are selling plenty of well-priced ready-to-drink claret, often at lower prices than younger vintages.

wine-cellar-350x319Corney & Barrow sales director Oliver Hartley explains: “What we seem to be selling now is maturing vintages – we are certainly seeing greater interest in wine that is ready for drinking. People have stacks of young wine in their cellars… and if, for example, they can buy Pichon-Baron 2001 for considerably less than the 2010, they are thinking ‘Why wouldn’t I?’ There is a demand for older vintages… so we try and get as much as we can of those.”

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