John Stimpfig

Auction analysis

Like the trio of most recent Bordeaux vintages, two decades ago all the talk was of the ’88s, ’89s and ’90s. John Stimpfig looks at how their fortunes have fared…

Collectors’ News: January 2010 issue

Significantly higher levels of trading on the Liv-ex platform in recent months might suggest a broader fine wine recovery beyond Lafite (see p117). So far, much of that activity has…

Collectors’ News: February 2010 issue

There was little doubt about the enthusiasm of US critics, notably Robert Parker, for the 2007 Southern Rhônes. In the Wine Advocate, Parker awarded 10 100-point scores, beating the previous…

Collectors’ News: March 2010 issue

A new player in Bordeaux will provide a ‘five-star’ provenance certification on every case of wine it sells. Bordeaux Provenance guarantees that all wines sold via its online portal

Collectors’ News: April 2010 issue

Just months after Vinfolio created the world’s largest fine wine consumer trading platform, Vinfolio MarketPlace, the firm has been forced to seek protection from bankruptcy.

Collectors’ News: May 2010 issue

Reports from Bordeaux about the quality of 2009 continue to up the ante. With some châteaux owners claiming that their wines are the greatest they have ever produced, the first…

Collectors’ News: July 2010 issue

UK merchants and commentators have come out in an unusual show of agreement with Robert Parker’s assessment of Bordeaux 2009, which appeared in the Wine Advocate at the end of…

Collectors’ News: August 2010 issue

Fine wine merchants and wine fund managers are expecting an influx of UK wine investors following the Government’s proposals to amend Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on non-business assets.

Collectors’ News: October 2010 issue

One of the first reactions of the trade following the ultra-high release prices of the 2009s was to laser in on the best value back vintages. For many, that was…

Collectors’ news: December 2010 issue

The late summer and early autumn saw dramatic rises in the price of the second wines of Bordeaux’s first growths. Carruades de Lafite, Les Forts de Latour, Pavillon de Margaux…

call my wine bluff

For the third year running, Action Aid are organising a celebrity 'Call My Wine Bluff' dinner in London to raise funds for the charity’s international development work for poor and…


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Baroness Neuberger: My Passion for Wine

Disappointingly, protocol prevents any media interviews in the House of Lords. But The Rt Hon Baroness Neuberger not only agrees to meet me at the Lords, she also invites me…

Roland Rudd: my passion for wine

Profits rule this financial PR guru’s day, so when there’s time to indulge in wine, it all comes down to pleasure, discovers john stimpfig

Century of Cheval Blanc for sale

A century of vintages sourced directly from St-Emilion superstar Château Cheval Blanc is going under the hammer at Sotheby’s next month.

Krug appoints new CEO

The new CEO of Krug Champagne, Margareth Henriquez, will take up her post in January.

Auction action

2006 was a record year in the salerooms. John Stimpfig goes behind the scenes at the wine auctions and finds out where the real power lies

The family way

Jean-Philippe Delmas is keeping up with family tradition by taking over the management of Château Haut-Brion – and he’s keen to carry on where his father left off, as well…