September, 2013

joy of terroir, terroir,

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

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

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 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.

First growths

A majority of merchants surveyed by fine wine index Liv-ex believe that prices will edge upwards in the remainder of 2013, but experts warn the market is still weak.

Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Philippe Dhalluin

The director of Château Mouton-Rothschild shuns the pomp and circumstance that goes with being at the helm of a Bordeaux first growth, preferring to remain immersed in the vineyards and…