Petrus

Fine wine investment: risking it all

All investment considerations revolve to some degree around the concept of risk. The fact of life is that it sits on the opposite side of the balance sheet from that much more desirable concept, reward.

Hailstorm hits China’s Château Rongzi in Shanxi

A recent hailstorm in China’s northern Shanxi has hit the province’s Château Rongzi, pummelling grape vines, wiping out production at 2,5000-mu (166 hectares) of its vineyards, equivalent to RMB 20 million (US$2.9 million) worth of damage.

Huge wine haul in Chinese smuggling crackdown

Chinese Customs has launched one of its biggest crackdowns on smuggled wines, a move that has led to the discovery of 490 tonnes of contraband worth a total of RMB 230 million (US$33.8 million), including about 4,000 bottles of fine wines such as first growths Lafite, Mouton Rothschild and Pomerol’s Petrus.

Uncorked: Jean-Claude Berrouet and Daniel Baron

Two of the legends in wine, Jean-Claude Berrouet who oversaw 44 vintages at Petrus, and Daniel Baron, winemaker of Silver Oak and Twomey, chat to dbHK about their dream dinner party and why rating wines is absurd.

Sotheby’s sale achieves £1.72m

February 24th, 2017

New highs for Petrus

August 26th, 2016

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