For the first time, Robert Parker is allowing his name to be used in a branding exercise: a €2000 case of Bordeaux 2009s.
Haut-Brion owner Domaine Clarence Dillon has bought Chateau L’Arrosée, a Grand Cru Classé estate in Saint Emilion.
Domaine Clarence Dillon, owner of Chateaux Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion and Quintus, is to auction over 500 lots of ex-chateau wine from vintages spanning 1891 to 2012.
The public auction of Eylsee Palace wines saw frenzied bidding over two sessions, raising €718,000 (including auction charges) – a sizeable increase on the estimated €250,000.
Researchers at Bordeaux university's faculty of oenology have identified a potential issue with premature oxidation affecting red wines.
The 2012 en primeur campaign has entered its final stages with the release of Vieux Chateau Certan, L’Eglise Clinet, Leoville Las Cases, Brane Cantenac, Figeac and Léoville Poyferré.
Property magnate Jacky Lorenzetti has beaten at least one First Growth in a fierce bidding war for Pauillac estate Chateau Béheré, whose vineyards lie next door to Chateau Mouton-Rothschild.
Chateau La Commanderie in Pomerol has been sold to a young Hong Kong couple, Andrew and Melody Kuk.
Chateau Ausone is ‘an unqualified success’ with a price drop of 28%, wine merchants say.
A new art gallery will open at Chateau Mouton Rothschild this summer to permanently house the travelling exhibition Mouton Rothschild: Paintings for the Labels.
New price releases are being met by an increasingly small pool of buyers in the Bordeaux 2012 campaign.
The last two days have seen a few attempts to get what has been described as the ‘forgotten Bordeaux 2012 campaign’ finally moving, but customers are 'turning their backs on…
Chateau de Pic in the Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux, Chateau l’Enclos in Sainte Foy la Grande and Chateau Patarabet in Saint Emilion are the latest Bordeaux estates to reportedly pass…
French Senator Yves Daudigny is looking for support for a new tax on wine sold in France.
Smith Haut-Lafitte and Pichon Baron head a fresh flurry of Bordeaux 2012 wine releases, as this year's campaign continues to lack vigour.
Paris and the Ile de France region hopes to receive its first basic appellation wine - an IGP - in the next few months.
The French government is due to auction off 1,200 bottles of its 12,000-strong official wine cellar.
Wine merchants have expressed some dismay at today’s flood of releases, with First Growth Chateau Haut-Brion leading the pack.
Chateau Pape Clement in Pessac-Leognan came out at €50 yesterday, down 12.5% from its 2011 price of €57.60 (and also a drop of 23% in its 2008 price).
Chateau Pétrus is set for a distribution shakeup, forming a new company as sole distributor.
Two weeks into the 2012 En Primeur campaign around one-third of Bordeaux’s classified wines on the left and right banks have been released.
Chateau Margaux has announced the appointment of a US brand development manager based in New York.
Chateau Margaux has matched fellow First Growth Chateau Mouton Rothschild by releasing its 2012 wine at €240 ex-Bordeaux.
Price drops continue to be steady rather than spectacular as the 2012 campaign continues its quick pace.
Hubert de Bouard and Philippe Casteja have been named as having conflicts of interest in the beleagured classification in Saint Emilion as three disaffected chateaux lodged a legal complaint with…
Claude Giraud, the owner of Maison Henri Giraud Champagne, has launched an appeal to the big-name Champagne houses to use more local oak in the production of their wines.
Michel Chapoutier has spoken exclusively to Decanter.com about his frustration over the recent press reports claiming the winemaking map will be entirely redrawn by 2050.
Five days in to the 2012 campaign and there seems to be cautious optimism that the Bordeaux chateaux are listening to the market and are prepared to lower their prices.
After Chateau Gazin started things off on Monday morning, a steady stream of smaller chateaux have released their Bordeaux 2012 wines, with a few healthy - and other less healthy…
As expected, Pomerol’s Chateau Gazin became the first Bordeaux estate to release its en primeur wine this week, coming out at an ex-Bordeaux price of €39, a reduction of 7.14%…