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Bordeaux First Growths Explained

Since the 1855 classification was assembled and presented, it has stood as the reigning measurement of excellence, and investment worthy wines. Only once since the classification was created has there been a change. 26 more words

First Growth Invest

First Growths See Trade Boost

According to Liv-ex, the Fine Wine 50 (which charts the first growths), went up 0.3% last week and is now back at its June level, while Bordeaux as a whole was back commanding 76% of regional trade share by value. 156 more words

The Drinks Business

Gaia, the global circus tragicomedy

An ark not to leave, but to stay. An ark to stay, that is the planet, our Earth (isn’t it?)

A Gaia global circus.  I’m not a theater professional, nor particularly well qualified to write reviews of pieces from the perspective of an expert in that field.

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The Future Of The Primeurs System

I do not think myself that it is the beginning of the end of the current system. Latour is Latour, and is in a position to do more or less as its owners wish. 486 more words

The Drinks Business

Fourth Year Of Decline For Fine Wine?

According to Liv-ex’s recent Cellar Watch report: “For the Liv-ex 100 to close the year up it would have to rise 8% between now and the end of December. 140 more words

The Drinks Business

Talking trade: 26th September - 2nd October

Last week we wondered whether it would be too much to ask for the Liv-ex 100 to rise for a second month. It would seem not. 112 more words

Fine Wine

Fine Wine Auction

I had considerable trouble working out how to write this post.  I planned to begin with something really brilliant, so that I could share my infectious enthusiasm, and then to list as many well known wines as I could legitimately fit into couple of short… 386 more words

Auction