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The future of the primeurs system

Christian Seely, managing director of Château Pichon Baron owner Axa Millésime, reflects on the future of the primeurs system in Bordeaux.

Friday, October 10th, 2014 3 Comments »

St Emilion: Balancing modernity and tradition

On one of the few sunny winter days in February, Vincent Lignac, 38, is pruning the 5.3 hectares of his family’s vineyard Château Guadet, on the edge of the picturesque medieval town of Saint Emilion.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Finance to fine wine: a winemaker’s journey

The sloping hillside of Château Biac faces the Garonne River, which protects the vineyard from both frost and heat. Like its storybook setting, Château Biac has a story to tell, writes Tania Teschke.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

What makes a great cocktail list?

With London Cocktail Week kicking off next week, brand ambassador Max Warner explains what makes a truly great cocktail list.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

London Cocktail Week ‘bigger than ever’

London Cocktail Week is back and promises to be bigger than ever packed with masterclasses, cocktails and competitions.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Wine Explorers: South Korea

South Korea might not be a country known for its wines but, as the Wine Explorers discover, that hasn’t stopped its enthusiastic, but small set of winemakers.

Monday, September 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Coors Light @ 7¢ a can

Lazy marketers are big supporters of line extensions. “It’s easy volume. There’s no risk, ” they’ll tell you.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Does wine brand loyalty exist?

Reacting to Sir John Hegarty’s cutting critique of the wine trade published yesterday, David Boyer points out the “potential flaws” in his marketing proposal.

Friday, September 19th, 2014 3 Comments »

Taiwan: Rice paddy vines and dragon fruit

Welcome to Taiwan, a beautiful island of 35,961 square kilometres to the South East of China where there are as many scooters as there are people.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Why is Anheuser-Busch celebrating failure?

There’s an old story about August Busch III that says a lot about leadership.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

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