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Cos d’Estournel to launch luxury ‘COS100’ wine


The new wine, named COS100, is made from a parcel of 100 year-old Merlot vines planted at Cos d’Estournel by women during the First World War.

The wine, named ‘COS100’, comes from the Bordeaux 2015 vintage and will only be available in large format bottles.

The World’s Best Cabernet Sauvignon


When it comes to Cabernet, one place above all is king.

The quickest way to start a fight among wine lovers is to ask one simple question what is the best wine in the world?

Tax Changes Hit Wine’s Alcohol Levels


Congress’s tax reform has had an unintended consequence for those who don’t appreciate high-alcohol wines.

Chinese are buying fine wines ‘like never before’, says US auction house Acker Merrall


Chinese people are increasingly snapping up fine wines from around the globe, especially in Hong Kong which has become an import sourcing hub for mainland consumers, according to American wine auction house Acker Merrall & Condit.

13 Things You Should Know about Krug


Few Champagne producers have a higher reputation than Krug, one of the region’s top Champagne houses. This isn’t the kind of Champagne served as part of a club’s bottle service or available for sale at an everyday liquor store. It’s serious juice, sought after by collectors and connoisseurs alike. Even sommeliers and oenophiles who swear by grower Champagne make an exception for Krug.

Terroir Alert! Champagne Is Expanding and Tempers Are Popping


For the first time in nearly a century, France is considering altering the region’s boundaries, and thus what can be considered the real bubbly.

Last Chance to See: 1945 First Growths


In the first of an occasional series, we look at a legendary vintage and see what stocks remain.

1945 in Bordeaux was one of the great vintages of the 20th Century, in many critics’ mind passing the equally famous 1961.

Burgundy vs. Bordeaux: Holiday Guide to Wine Investing – Oenophilia is getting more expensive again


Christmas cheer in a bottle may not come cheap this year.

A price index for 150 top-end Burgundies—delicate reds that pair well with festive meals—rose 27% over the year through November, reports Liv-ex, a marketplace for fine wines. Merchants are “starting to wonder if a bubble is forming,” says the company’s annual market review.

World’s Most Wanted Bordeaux


They say that self-praise is no praise at all, but Wine-Searcher users can congratulate themselves on their taste. When they search for wines, they search for the very best, and nowhere is this more true than Bordeaux.

Few regions capture the wine lover’s imagination like this one does. The Bordeaux wine region is legendary as much for the quality of its wines as the prices they command. The great wines of Bordeaux – and let’s be honest, we’re mostly talking red wine here – are the wines people speak of when they speak of the great wines of the world.

Gaja Forges a New Path


“My father is a man who had to prove to the world that Barbaresco is at the level of Barolo,” says Gaia Gaja of her father Angelo.


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