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  Berry Bros to offer winemaking service
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Berry Bros to offer winemaking service

Fine wine merchant Berry Bros Rudd has partnered with Bordeaux-based company Viniv to allow its clients to make their own barrels of Bordeaux. BBR has become the exclusive UK and Hong Kong agent for Viniv, which was founded in 2009 by Americ […]

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  Guigal’s 2010 ‘La Las’ spark flurry of trading
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Guigal’s 2010 ‘La Las’ spark flurry of trading

The recently released 2010 vintage of Rhône producer Guigal’s “La Las” has sparked a flurry of trading activity on the Liv-ex fine wine exchange. As reported on the Liv-ex blog, in December each of the three single vineyard “La Las” […]

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  Buyers target Cheval Blanc in Year of the Horse
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Buyers target Cheval Blanc in Year of the Horse

February has seen Cheval Blanc take its highest share of monthly trade on Liv-ex since December 2012 – in the appropriately named Year of the Horse. Cheval Blanc’s share of trade on Liv-ex so far in February has been 11% which is four ti […]

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  Notes from a sacrilegious oenophile
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Notes from a sacrilegious oenophile

If you are a wine lover, then I beseech you to battle your better judgement and read past the following line – at least a paragraph or two. I am the managing director of a wine investment business. There, I’ve said it. I know, I know; it’ […]

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  2014: Seven forecasts for the future
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2014: Seven forecasts for the future

We asked a number of leading figures their predictions on key trends to expect over the next 12 months. Seven professionals gave us their thoughts on what 2014 might bring for the drinks industry with emerging markets in the Far East, growin […]

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  Ups and downs for Ausone in February
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Ups and downs for Ausone in February

Ausone’s 2009 has gone from the best performer in January to the worst performer in February as the Liv-ex 100 dips again slightly. The index tracking the 100 leading wines on the secondary market dipped for the eleventh consecutive month. […]

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  Rhône sees ‘return to tradition’
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Rhône sees ‘return to tradition’

A steady shift back towards traditional vinification methods among Rhône producers is helping to underpin quality across the region, according to Simon Field MW, Rhône buyer for Berry Brothers Rudd. Speaking to the drinks business as the U […]

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  Two sales kick off Sotheby’s HK auctions
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Two sales kick off Sotheby’s HK auctions

Sotheby’s Hong Kong sales season is to begin this April with two “important” sales, one of Bordeaux and the other from the cellars of a US ambassador. The first sale of Bordeaux will take place on 4 April and the 380+ lots are expected […]

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  Top 10 most expensive Champagnes
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Top 10 most expensive Champagnes

Champagne has long been synonymous with quality and opulence having built up a reputation for luxury appeal. English and other sparkling wines may be challenging the Champagne market, but Champagne still holds an undeniable allure attracting […]

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  New book blasts ‘cruel’ Saint Emilion
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New book blasts ‘cruel’ Saint Emilion

A new book published in France this week has singled out the Saint Emilion classification of 2012 as “illustrative” of many problems with wine in France. Saint-Emilion “ Vino Business ” by French journalist Isabelle Saporta, takes a […]

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