Monthly Archives: October 2015

Harvest 2015: Northern Rhône Winemakers Report A Very Promising Vintage

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Across the Northern Hemisphere, winemakers in many regions are reporting one of the earlier grape harvests they’ve seen. They’re scrambling to pick fruit and find tank space.

Wines Under Threat As Bordeaux Hit By Rising Temperatures

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This summer was a scorcher in France, the second hottest on record. For Bordeaux wine growers, those searing temperatures were the latest reminder that global warming is threatening to upend their world.

Bordeaux 2009 & 2010: Equal, Yet Unequal?

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A number of Bordeaux estates hold exactly the same score for their 2009 and 2010 vintages yet the pricing for both is rarely equal. Liv-ex recently pointed out the price disparity between the ’09 and ’10 vintages of Château Montrose where, despite both having 100-points from The Wine Advocate, the 2009 remains 12% more expensive than the 2010.

Château Margaux 1900-2010 Direct From The Cellars: A Celebration of the Mentzelopoulos Era

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On 17 October 2015 in New York, Sotheby’s Wine will present Château Margaux 1900-2010 Direct From The Cellars: A Celebration of the Mentzelopoulos Era.

Lesser-Known Bordeaux On The Move

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First growth prices have fallen 39% since the market peaked in 2011. The last year has seen some recovery, with the Fine Wine 50 index rising 0.94%, yet it is undeniable that the headline numbers are negative. But are the first growths an accurate representation of the whole Bordeaux market?

Bordeaux On Track For Best Vintage Since 2010

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Château Cheval Blanc

Liv-ex 100 runs flat in September

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The Liv-ex 100 Index ran flat in September, closing on 241.65 (0.00%). It is up 1.3% year to date. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 also ran flat, closing the month on 269.04 (-0.03%).

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