After the 2013 Bordeaux En Primeurs week, a new important event is coming soon in France: the 2013 vins clairs’ tastings in Champagne. From Monday April 14th, numerous tastings will be held. Private – by invitation only – or open to a large professional audience, these tastings are an opportunity to discuss the 2013 wines and to judge them.
Now that the world’s wine collectors are no longer falling over themselves to stock up on bordeaux en primeur, Britain’s traditional wine merchants are having to think of different ways to fill the large hole left in their annual receipts. Burgundy
A handful of producers in the Anderson Valley are crafting pinot noir blanc, a luscious white wine made from cool-climate pinot noir grapes that lend a sophisticated, earthy finish to a crisp spring wine.
The 2013 vintage will not be a memorable vintage of Bordeaux. Concerning red wines, I mean. Because white wines, dry as well as sweet ones, proved to be « delicious », « precise », with « lovely aromas ». That’s what reveals an analysis published today by VitaBella Luxury Wine....
I love it when a winemaker talks up the next vintage they have sitting in the cellar. I love the stare down moment, calling their bluff without speaking a word. I love to hear them elaborate their reasoning, describe the wines in relative terms – set out what it is that makes it special.
At a time when Australia’s overall volume exports fell by 6% during 2013, Tesco’s wine product development manager James Griswood told the drinks business that the country still remained “the most popular” source of wine among customers.
One of Burgundy’s most famous vineyards was returned to French hands last night as billionaire Bernard Arnault’s luxury goods giant LVMH bought the 14th century Clos des Lambrays from its German owners.
I got an email recently from a friend in France who had just lunched with the famous but reclusive Meursault producer Jean-François Coche of Coche-Dury. Could I get hold of some Chinese wine, he pleaded, because Jean-François is extremely keen to
FICOFI is a French luxury company established by Bordelais Philippe Capdouze in 1990, specialising in fine wine and related services, as do many other companies, but none in anything like the same manner, writes Steven Spurrier,pictured left, at a Le Club FICOFI dinner in Paris.