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Bordeaux pulls away from entry level as exports rise

Published:  16 March, 2018

2017 saw an increase in exports for Bordeaux to key markets such as UK, Germany and Belgium, with the US and China also on an upward trajectory, delivering significant growth in higher priced wines.


Armit Wines releases 2009 vintage of La Rioja Alta’s Gran Reserva 904

Published:  04 December, 2017

Armit Wines has today released the 2009 vintage of La Rioja Alta's Gran Reserva 904.


Flint Wines to balance 2016 shortages with older Burgundy vintage

Published:  18 October, 2017

Burgundy specialists in the UK are having to re-think their en primeur formats this year after 2016’s weather woes meant that allocation in certain appellations are ‘tiny’.


Höpler introduces first limited Kirchberg release in nine years

Published:  06 October, 2017

Family-owned Austrian winery Höpler has introduced the latest vintage of its Kirchberg single vineyard range.


The week that was

Published:  22 September, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.


Crus Bourgeois du Médoc Official Selection revealed

Published:  20 September, 2017

The top wines from the 2015 Bordeaux vintage which have made it into the Official Selection have been announced.


Earliest harvest start on record for Galicia

Published:  29 August, 2017

The usually cool and wet climate of Galicia in the Atlantic reaches of Spain has been turned on its head this year, leaving wine producers to handle one of the earliest, but longest and most peculiar harvests ever recorded.


‘Stable’ global wine inventories likely to tighten in 2017 against backdrop of worldwide value growth

Published:  26 July, 2017

Rabobank’s Q3 Wine Report has revealed that global wine inventories are in the main “balanced to slightly tight”, while bulk wine prices for most varietals are “stable or rising”, with 2017 hail and frost damage in European vineyards likely to further impact on these continuing trends when set against a coming shortfall in this year’s northern vintage.


High UK en primeur demand and Asian growth fuels strong BI sales

Published:  25 July, 2017

Fine wine trader BI has reported a 43% uplift in turnover to £50m for the first half of 2017, marking the strongest period of sales for the company for several years.


Beyond Non-Vintage

Published:  23 June, 2017

Do consumers understand the full extent of Champagne’s diversity? Jo Gilbert investigates


New Zealand vintage down 9%

Published:  12 June, 2017

A smaller than expected New Zealand vintage has been forecasted thanks to troublesome weather conditions.


Famille Helfrich to release first Margaux vintage

Published:  09 June, 2017

Famille Helfrich is to release the first vintage from its Margaux property - Château La Fortune.