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  Clos Fourtet bucks Bordeaux slump
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Clos Fourtet bucks Bordeaux slump

Saint-Emilion estate, Clos Fourtet, has recorded one of the best performances so far this year of any Bordeaux property. Liv-ex noted on its blog that the property has bucked the trend in what has been a fairly torrid year for the French reg […]

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  Mouton trading strongly
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Mouton trading strongly

Bordeaux first growth Mouton Rothschild has traded strongly on the fine wine trading platform Cavex. The first growths in general were strong performers last week but Mouton accounted for 50% of the trade by value – “albeit,” as the ex […]

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  Brunello image a ‘double-edged sword’
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Brunello image a ‘double-edged sword’

A combination of high prices and consumer misconception is ensuring that Brunello di Montalcino remains under-represented in the UK market, believes one Master of Wine. Leading a masterclass on the DOCG in London yesterday, Peter McCombie MW […]

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  Under-the-radar Lafites trading well
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Under-the-radar Lafites trading well

Although Lafite no longer commands the share of trade it used to there are vintages that are still attracting buyers’ interest. Liv-ex noted on its blog that there are “pockets” of interest in Lafite, most notably the 1998 and 2011 vin […]

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  Ornellaia auctions latest artistic tie-in
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Ornellaia auctions latest artistic tie-in

Super Tuscan estate Ornellaia has raised CAD$126,500 (£69,000) through its annual charitable auction of large format bottles from the producer’s Vendemmia d’Artista series. The auction was conducted by Sotheby’s in Toronto at the Art […]

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  Majestic toasts fine wine, rosé and Malbec
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Majestic toasts fine wine, rosé and Malbec

UK retailer Majestic Wine posted a small sales increase in its 2013/14 results, but reported major growth in the fine wine, Malbec and Provençal rosé categories. Despite warning shareholders of a flat performance after “challenging tradi […]

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  Potel: ‘beautiful future’ for Burgundy
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Potel: ‘beautiful future’ for Burgundy

Burgundian producer Nicolas Potel has said that the region has a real future in Asia but that it must also realise there may be limitations to its ambitions. Speaking to the drinks business at the offices of the Asian distributor of his […]

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  Tearful wine investor Koch admits he was a ‘sucker’
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Tearful wine investor Koch admits he was a ‘sucker’

US Billionaire Bill Koch has appeared on American television to admit he was a ‘sucker for fake wines’ after spending around $5 million on bottles that have now been established as counterfeit. Koch was interviewed at his Palm Beach mans […]

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  Pol Roger celebrates ’02 Churchill launch
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Pol Roger celebrates ’02 Churchill launch

Pol Roger officially launched the 2002 vintage of Sir Winston Churchill yesterday, following record sales of this prestige cuvée in the UK market last year. The event in Epernay marked the 14th release of the Champagne house’s top express […]

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  DRC, Pétrus and Port at Sotheby’s sale
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DRC, Pétrus and Port at Sotheby’s sale

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Pétrus predictably dominated Sotheby’s latest London sale but vintage Port and 1961 Latour was also “snapped up” by buyers. The London sale realised £813,089 and was 93% sold by value and 90% by lot. […]

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