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  High prices will not protect Bordeaux ‘brand’
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High prices will not protect Bordeaux ‘brand’

With the pricing of Bordeaux futures a large part of the failure of three successive campaigns, the depreciation of recent back vintages shows that high pricing does not help châteaux protect their “brand”. Before the 2013 campaign bega […]

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  Boutique St Emilions top Parker scores
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Boutique St Emilions top Parker scores

Two boutique Saint Emilions, Palmer and Pape Clement topped Robert Parkers in-bottle scores for the 2011 vintage and even if Ausone slipped from its 100-point potential, the Right Bank won out in general. In his overview he described the […]

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  Bordeaux drags Liv-ex 100 down further
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Bordeaux drags Liv-ex 100 down further

For a record thirteenth straight month the Liv-ex 100 index has fallen, with Bordeaux the chief casualty. The Poet Dylan Thomas is supposed to have said before he died Ive just had 18 straight whiskies, I think thats a record. The index whi […]

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  En primeur: Anger and frustration to resignation
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En primeur: Anger and frustration to resignation

Resignation seemed to dominate the mood among merchants and other market commentators as the 2013 campaign was chalked down as yet another “missed opportunity”. From the seeming anger directed towards châteaux during the 2011 campaign f […]

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  Winemakers’ Winemaker award 2014
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Winemakers’ Winemaker award 2014

The new recipient of the Winemakers’ Winemaker award, Anne-Claude Leflaive, embodies a combination of tradition and innovation, writes Patrick Schmitt. Anne-Claude Leflaive. Photo credit: Colin Hampden-White THE WINEMAKERS’ Winemaker awa […]

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  Tesco slashes fine wine prices
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Tesco slashes fine wine prices

Tesco is slashing the prices of first growth Bordeaux and other fine wines in a major sale starting tonight. Between midnight tonight and Tuesday 20 May the supermarket is offering a 15% discount on all its fine wines bought via the Tesco wi […]

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  More bleak news for fine wine
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More bleak news for fine wine

The latest Cellar Watch Market Report brings more miserable news for the fine wine world as Liv-ex’s indices continued to slide in April following a torrid en primeur campaign. All of Liv-ex’s major indices, the Fine Wine 50 tracking the […]

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  Salon 2002 ‘the Champagne’ for Hong Kong this summer
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Salon 2002 ‘the Champagne’ for Hong Kong this summer

Salon’s 2002 vintage was launched in Hong Kong today (12 May) by its distributor who wants it to be “the wine of celebration” in Hong Kong this summer. Salon is distributed exclusively by Altaya Wines, one of the city’s leading fine […]

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  Is Coravin’s new wine sampling device a game cha
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Is Coravin’s new wine sampling device a game cha

Five years after the UK arrival of Enomatic, a new sampling device – Coravin – is again getting restaurateurs excited.   In an industry that can often appear resolutely low-tech, the area of wine preservation has proved startlingly dyna […]

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  Kurniawan prosecutors call for 14 years
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Kurniawan prosecutors call for 14 years

Lawyers prosecuting convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan have panned his defence’s plea for leniency and called for a jail term of up to 14 years. Towards the beginning of the month the Indonesian national’s defence team hoped to fin […]

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