November, 2013

Opus One Collection

DRC, Opus One hit new highs in Asia

Asia's fine wine buyers have served a reminder of their financial muscle, with Christie's claiming a new auction record for Domaine de la Romanee-Conti in Hong Kong and rival Sotheby's…

Vines at end summer Pic St Loup

Jefford on Monday: “It’s Our Year!”

For many French winegrowers, 2013 has been a catalogue of anguish. Unhelpful flowering weather meant a generally poor fruitset, and brutal summer hailstorms cut swathes through a number of vineyard…


Duckhorn to launch Washington State Cabernet

Duckhorn has become the latest Napa Valley winery to invest in Washington State and is preparing to launch a Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Red Mountain area.

Steven Spurrier

1980s a Médoc lover’s guide

While 1982 is regularly touted as one of the finest-ever vintages, the decade as a whole was the most successful since the 1920s, says Steven Spurrier, who looks at how…

DWWA 2013 Retailer Awards, Majestic

Majestic sees no end to UK Prosecco trend

UK wine retailer Majestic expects strong sales momentum for Prosecco to continue, after drinkers' thirst for the Italian sparkling wine proved a highlight of its financial half-year.


Debut Wally’s auction in New York raises $2.68m

Just four months after being founded, Wally's Auctions has added to evidence that New York's wine auction scene remains buoyant in autumn 2013 after its inaugural sale fetched $2.68m.

Star Trek drinking red wine

Jefford on Monday: Nutt Slammer, Anyone?

I am not a Trekkie, but I respect scholarship, so apologies to any wine-loving Star Trek fans who consider the following detail elementary. Drinks served on Starfleet vessels and bases…