Bordeaux 2010 En Primeur coverage from Decanter.com

En primeur: Merchant Checklist

Buying and investing in wine can be a tricky business if you don't know the difference between a good and a bad merchant. Here's are our ten top tips for investing safely.

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How big is the wine merchant? If fairly large in size, it is usually safe to assume they have a reputable name. Does the merchant have a decent breadth and depth of wine available and is it backed up by a detailed knowledge?