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Don’t count out Bordeaux

Don’t count out Bordeaux | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
One of the interesting aspects of the fine wine market over the course of the last few years is the seemingly obvious change of leadership, from Bordeaux to both Burgundy, and the ‘Rest of the World’, writes Philip Staveley.
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Von Neipperg labels go organic

Von Neipperg labels go organic | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The 2014 vintage will represent the first certifiably organic wines from Vignobles von Neipperg’s premier grand cru classé St Emilion estates.
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Italian fine wine climbing

Italian fine wine climbing | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Italy leapfrogged Burgundy to become the second most traded regional group of wines on Liv-ex back in August and its monthly share of trade continues to climb.
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Prices soar at Chateau Margaux auction in New York

Prices soar at Chateau Margaux auction in New York | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Fine wine buyers are far from tired of top Bordeaux if the offer is right, suggests a rare Chateau Margaux auction hosted by Sotheby's in New York.
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China Wine Rally Puts Spotlight on Overseas Producers | wine-searcher

China Wine Rally Puts Spotlight on Overseas Producers | wine-searcher | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
China Wine Rally Puts Spotlight on Overseas Producers. A recovery in Chinese interest in wine could see more buyouts of overseas wineries and vineyards.
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Vins de Bordeaux: le CIVB investira 20 millions en communication en 2016

Vins de Bordeaux: le CIVB investira 20 millions en communication en 2016 | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Lundi 6 juillet, lors de son assemblée générale, l’interprofession a fixé le cap pour 2016  Impossible d’ignorer ces jours-ci au cœur de Bordeaux que le grand immeuble en angle, à côté...

Via Nadine COURAUD
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The cost of producing a bottle of AOC Bordeaux | Vineyard Intelligence

The cost of producing a bottle of AOC Bordeaux | Vineyard Intelligence | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The cost of producing a bottle of AOC Bordeaux
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Liv-Ex En Primeur Survey

In summary, as voted by the Liv-ex Membership:
Vieux Chateau Certan is the wine of the vintage.
Grand Puy Lacoste tops the value for money category for the fifth year in a row
For the first time in 12 years of the survey, there was no wine that was evidently viewed as the most disappointing.
The vintage scored 92 overall; higher than 2007 (88), 2008 (91), 2011 (91), 2012 (91) and 2013 (88). It was lower than 2009 and 2010 (both 96).
Over two thirds of merchants are expecting more demand than for the 2013s.
Euro release prices are predicted to be 9% higher than last year, on average.
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Bordeaux 2014: Merchants nervous over prices ahead of en primeur campaign

Bordeaux 2014: Merchants nervous over prices ahead of en primeur campaign | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Chateau owners have shown little desire to drop prices for the Bordeaux 2014 en primeur campaign, testing the nerves of merchants who will need to decide which wines to recommend to consumers.
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Bordeaux 2014 pages live on Liv-ex

Bordeaux 2014 pages live on Liv-ex | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
James Suckling was one of the first out of the blocks with his 2014 scores (with more to come)
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The next "Rainmaker"?

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Bordeaux 2014: Chateaux use rare techniques to control high acidity in white wines

Bordeaux 2014: Chateaux use rare techniques to control high acidity in white wines | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Several white wine producers took the unusual step of performing the secondary malolatic fermentation of their Semillon or Sauvignon Blanc grapes, in an attempt to tame the high acidity that has been a feature of the Bordeaux 2014 vintage.
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Le Pin the Best Bet for Wine Investors | Wine News & Features

Le Pin the Best Bet for Wine Investors | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Le Pin the Best Bet for Wine Investors. A new report highlights the woeful return on investment for buyers of top Bordeaux wines. Read wine news & features.
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Crémant production rises in Bordeaux

Crémant production rises in Bordeaux | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The 2015 harvest in Bordeaux included a substantial rise in the amount of wine destined for crémant production and a fall in that for rosé.
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Fine wine’s biggest risers of 2015

Fine wine’s biggest risers of 2015 | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
After a year of ups and then downs the ten best performing wines of 2015 reflect the renewed diversity of the fine wine market.
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Cru Bourgeois votes for two-tier system - Decanter

Cru Bourgeois votes for two-tier system  - Decanter | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The Médoc’s Alliance de Cru Bourgeois has voted for a two-tier system that will see its members’ wines split into Cru Bourgeois and Cru Bourgeois Supérieur.
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"Le vin doit devenir un objet de convoitise"

"Le vin doit devenir un objet de convoitise" | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Pour Ariane Khaida, nouvelle directrice générale de Duclot, grand négociant de Bordeaux dans le même groupe que Petrus, un château est

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Margaux Sale Marks Bordeaux's New York Revival | Wine News & Features

Margaux Sale Marks Bordeaux's New York Revival | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Margaux Sale Marks Bordeaux's New York Revival. A special auction of the premier cru estate marks an upswing in US interest in Bordeaux.
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Making Biodynamic Wine in Bordeaux

Making Biodynamic Wine in Bordeaux | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Making Biodynamic Wine in Bordeaux: Château Pontet-Canet produces lush, lively wines using biodynamic farming methods—with some help from its equine employees.
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Anson on Thursday: What now for Bordeaux en primeur?

Anson on Thursday: What now for Bordeaux en primeur? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
First up, you should know that most of the people that I interviewed about the fallout of Bordeaux 2014 don’t want me to name them. So you’re just going to have to trust me that these are serious players with true inside knowledge of what is going on.
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as i had intuited a few months ago: are the chateaux going direct?

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François Lévêque : ça passe ou ça casse !

François Lévêque : ça passe ou ça casse ! | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Acteur important et influent du marché bordelais, François Lévêque répond aux questions du "Point".
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In focus: the second wines

In focus: the second wines | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
In 2010 the second wines of the Bordeaux First Growths surged into the headlines seemingly only to fade away just as quickly, how have they been faring since?
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Bordeaux 2014: What if prices go up?

Bordeaux 2014: What if prices go up? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
The trade is ready, initial reactions are positive, some scores are trickling in, the euro is declining, the US might be interested, what happens if prices go up this en primeur?
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Rising tide of unsold Bordeaux

Rising tide of unsold Bordeaux | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
“Apart from the First Growths, availability of the 2013s is well below average,” said Liv-ex director Justin Gibbs. “That’s not because it sold through. It didn’t even get to the market as the merchants and négociants didn’t buy any. In fact it didn’t get out of the château door. Overall there’s a lot of stock in the distribution chain, and the merchants and négociants cannot afford to absorb any more. Their balance sheets won’t support it.”
Grande Passione's insight:

Another evidence that the Châteaux are in the process of breaking up the traditional distribution channels? Who are the Liv-Ex 440 members?  Why so much bad press about the primeurs campagin 2014? Do traditional merchants sense the same? Is today's market open to have direct relationships with the Châteaux?

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Bordeaux to Ignore Calls for Lower Prices | Wine News & Features

Bordeaux to Ignore Calls for Lower Prices | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Bordeaux to Ignore Calls for Lower Prices. Hopes of price restraint are dashed as châteaux look to cash in on a better vintage.
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Have Bordeaux Châteaux started a slow motion process to break the traditions of dealing w/ merchants?

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