September, 2013

joy of terroir, terroir,

Mixed reaction to Yquem 2011 price

Chateau d'Yquem's pricing of its long-awaited 2011 vintage has split opinion among merchants, with some suggesting the bar could have been set lower to generate more interest.

Must weight at Hugel

Jefford on Monday: Pinot Politics

A few weeks ago, I crossed the Rhine in traveling from France’s Alsace into Germany’s Baden. Under the blissful Schengen arrangements, it’s an uneventful occasion; no one wants to thumb…

Paul Draper

The Decanter Interview: Paul Draper

With only three years’ experience of winemaking behind him, back in 1969 Paul Draper took on a small, historical vineyard in California, turning it into a legend and himself into…

Clos Bois

Constellation Brands announces US$20m expansion

Constellation Brands has announced that it is investing $20m to buy more land and expand winemaking facilities to support rising sales of its premium brands over the medium-term.