Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGCB) and Vinitaly have signed an agreement to coordinate their events in order to help buyers and media from around the world optimise their attendance at two of the main events in the wine calendar.   Bordeaux – Verona, 25 June 2013 – Well aware of the needs of the … Continue reading

Robert Parker’s Verdict on Bordeaux 2010

“It is an inescapable truth that 2010 has produced another year of compelling Bordeaux that will go down as a prodigious vintage alongside 2009. Take your pick – this news is either tragic or mythical, but I have tasted enough wines from 2005, 2009 and 2010 to realize that these may be the three greatest … Continue reading

Christie’s to Hold 36-Hour Marathon Wine Sale

Wine collectors and oenophiles the world over are in for a treat this April, when Christie’s hosts a marathon, 36-hour wine sale in Hong Kong and New York. The bottle corks will begin popping on April 9 with a luncheon at Christie’s Hong Kong viewing gallery at Alexandra House, where an array of the finest … Continue reading

Primož Lavrenčič and wine estate Burja, Vipava valley, Slovenia

Primož Lavrenčič is young but alredy well known producer of excellent wines from the Vipava valley. Winemaker with a clear vision of wine, which, for him, must be sophisticated, elegant and long – full of noble characteristics, which can already be found in his bottles. What has brought you into the world of wines? I … Continue reading

Bordeaux’s best kept secret

There are still a few ways to drink like a king on the wage of a pauper. Admittedly, the Asian-fueled wine boom is making life very difficult for Claret lovers who take issue with spending more than a £1,000 for a bottle of 2009 Bordeaux. OK, so maybe the price of Château Lafite Rothschild is … Continue reading

Michel Rolland – the wine legend

[Rolland must be not only Bordeaux’s but the world’s most famous wine consultant. He today consults for over 100 wineries across 13 countries worldwide, has a large team working for him and owns numerous chateaux and brands of his own, including Château Le Bon Pasteur, Château Bertineau Saint-Vincent in Lalande de Pomerol, Château Rolland-Maillet in … Continue reading

Starting a wine collection?

If you speak to industry professionals who provide wine storage facilities or assist in building cellars, they will tell you that a great many mistakes are made along the way to building a dream wine collection. The good news is that, unlike doctors who have to bury their mistakes, those of wine lovers can be … Continue reading

‘Old-fashioned’ Bordeaux leaps into 21st century

Bordeaux aims to banish its ‘old-fashioned’ reputation with the launch of an iPhone App in the autumn. Trade and marketing body, the CIVB, is currently working on the free application and aims to launch it worldwide on October 1. Users ‘from Shanghai to New York’ will be able to take a photo of any Bordeaux wine … Continue reading