Chris Mercer

Château Pavie barrel room, Bordeaux en primeur

The past few days have seen the first Bordeaux 2015 en primeur releases, with ex-negociant prices for Château Chasse-Spleen and Coutet both around 10% higher than for their 2014 en…

Bordeaux 2015, Graves

The best Bordeaux 2015 white wines were to be found in Pessac-Léognan, according to Decanter’s Bordeaux 2015 scores released last week. Smith-Haut-Lafitte’s 2015 dry white wine proved to be something…

wine cellar

Top wine consuming countries – OIV World wine consumption crept up in 2015 to 240 million hectolitres, the equivalent of 32 billion 75cl bottles, said the International Organisation of Vine…

The barrel of Château Palmer 2015 wine waiting to be auctioned.

Palmer and Sotheby’s will auction the 225-litre barrel of Château Palmer 2015 wine in Hong Kong on 4 June. The Margaux based estate has not yet released a price for…

Around one in 10 bottles of wine produced in Burgundy is Crémant de Bourgogne and the local producers’ union (UPECB) has agreed a new classification system. Alongside the standard Crémant…

A view of Penner-Ash in Willamette Valley, Oregon.

Jackson Family Wines’ latest purchase deal includes all Penner-Ash Wine Cellars’ business assets, such as the winery and six hectares of estate vineyards. But, existing owners Ron and Lynn Penner-Ash…

Etienne Hugel, Alsace wine

Famille Hugel in Alsace confirmed the death of Etienne Hugel in a short statement released on 10 April. Etienne died suddenly on the previous day, the family said, without disclosing…