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In July we were highly privileged to taste the release of Dom Perignon's new superstar the delayed release P2 (see blog of 2nd July 2014) formerly known as Oenotheque. This has been such a raging success that it has now sold out and if you are lucky enough to have tasted it you will understand […]
At Vin-X we religiously follow the fortunes of the various indices belonging to our equivalent of the Stock Exchange, Liv-ex or the London International Vintners Exchange. However we also look at other bellwethers of the fine wine market and one of the best barometers of what is happening in the wider world of wine is […]
It looks like the heat is on in Burgundy both in the vineyard and the winery. Vineyard prices have been soaring to such an extent that one young producer has compared it to buying the Eiffel Tower ! He said that demand was crazy and that there were rumours that buyers were prepared to pay […]
As a union we remain intact, our cultural heritage and constitution unchanged and the Union Jack will continue to fly high over Buckingham Palace! The Government Cellars at Lancaster House may well be dispatching something special to No. 10 this evening from the Foreign-Office administered collection of over £3M wine including some of the most […]
The weather is looking out for Bordeaux in 2014 in contrast to the 3 previous vintages. The late spell of warmth that we are currently enjoying in the UK is being replicated in south west France as well and this Indian summer looks set to ensure that it will be a high-quality vintage for the […]
Another article quoting a leading Bordeaux specialist merchant would seem to confirm recent Liv-ex data which heralded an upturn in the fine wine market over the summer. Bordeaux Index are highly respected and operate their own internal LiveTrade index which allows their customers to trade fine wine via their website. This allows them to track […]
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but foresight is definitely more rewarding in investment circles and as we speed towards the end of 2014 it seems that trends this autumn have been bucked and we should look forward to the future with confidence. This has been the first final quarter for 3 years when the fine […]
Illustrious First Growth Lafite Rothschild released prices for their 2013 on Wednesday at a 14% discount from 2012 – the least expensive of any vintage since the turn of the millennium. In a year which has been challenging for producers to say the least, Lafite and the other First Growth Châteaux benefit from industry-leading technology […]
Finally, we finished day 2 with a visit to the iconic First Growth, Chateau Margaux. No doubt the First Growths are the pinnacle of the world’s wine growing, and the glorious chateau exudes the heritage and centuries of tradition espoused in Margaux’s sacred terroir by a long line of some of the most talented wine […]
With the bell tower of Angelus behind us and after a reviving lunch at Café Lavinal in Pauillac, where some excellent foie gras was perfectly accompanied by a velvety Sauternes, we arrived at Pontet-Canet. We were warmly welcomed by owner Alfred Tesseron and his niece Melanie to the chateau, which nestles in the Pauillac appellation […]