First Growths

Bordeaux 2016: Suckling hails ‘Left Bank year’

US wine critic James Suckling has released his last batch of notes for the 2016 barrel samples, hailing the year as decidedly a Left Bank one.

2015 first growths – the offer you can refuse

Normally a mainstay of any en primeur campaign with pricing judged to be fair, the first growths stumbled this year.

The fake, the fraudulent and the lookalikes at Chengdu Wine Fair

Ever heard about Petrus' second label or Château Cheval Blanc's commemorative 'Clos du Cheval Blanc'? You shouldn't have because neither exists, but that did not stop them from making an appearance at the Chengdu Wine Fair.

Fine wine investment: picks for 2017

Which fine wines might be poised to go up a gear in 2017 and reward the canny investor? There are plenty of picks in Bordeaux, California and Italy still.

Bargain first growths

April 27th, 2016

Fine wine in focus: 2006 Bordeaux

February 23rd, 2016

A case of déjà vu at Liv-ex?

December 10th, 2014

Liv-ex: Haut Brion on the rise

November 26th, 2014

First growths see trade boost

October 21st, 2014

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