2014 Bordeaux crop set to increase by 50%

After 3 years of relative famine in Bordeaux fingers and toes are crossed that 2014 will be a return to a “normal” sized crop. The hopes are that a decent sized vintage will allow chateaux to produce approximately 50% more wine than they did in 2013 which was a very small vintage in terms of the quantity of grapes produced. This in turn will enable them to lower prices and entice buyers back in to the market which they have singularly failed to do over the last 3 years. According to the co-founder of Liv-ex whilst the market is still soft and buyers are shying away from en primeur there are hopes that a large crop would entice buyers from traditional markets to start investing again. For more information see the full article.