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Trends to watch for 2021

Published:  18 January, 2021

After a tumultuous and challenging 2020 and more to come in 2021, Harpers wrapped up last year by partnering with for a webinar examining Current Consumer Trends in the UK. 

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Fine wine reaches a record high on Liv-ex

Published:  09 December, 2020

Fine wine has remained buoyant this year, with increased reliance on technology and automated trading helping the market to reach as yet unprecedented levels.

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UK overtakes US as biggest export market for Bordeaux dry whites

Published:  11 November, 2020

The UK has overtaken the US as the biggest export market for Bordeaux dry white wines for the first time after years of the CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Council) focusing on promoting the region’s whites to Brits.   

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Bordeaux Uncovered online tastings announced

Published:  04 November, 2020

Bordeaux Uncovered, the trade training programme run by L’Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux, will be running a series of online tastings this year.

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Bordeaux claims ‘high hopes’ for 2020 vintage

Published:  13 October, 2020

Coming off the back of an extraordinary year, the CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Council) has declared 2020 as a vintage with “excellent wines in prospect”.

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New indie Christmas campaign for Bordeaux

Published:  07 October, 2020

Bordeaux Wines UK has inveiled a new Christmas campaign aimed at independent wine merchants.

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Bordeaux takes trade briefing online

Published:  06 October, 2020

Bordeaux Wines UK has become the latest marketing body to move its activities online.

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Bibendum announces exclusive partnership with Tutiac

Published:  13 July, 2020

Bibendum has announced an exclusive partnership with Tutiac - France’s largest winery of Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée, with wines from 16 of Bordeaux’s AOCs. 

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Price cuts deliver unexpected bounce for Bordeaux 2019

Published:  09 July, 2020

A fast, four-week campaign with average price cuts of 21% confounded many expectations by delivering a successful En Primeur 2019 release.

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Baron Philippe de Rothschild appoints new head of Châteaux Wines division

Published:  29 June, 2020

Baron Philippe de Rothschild has appointed Ariane Khaida executive director of its Châteaux Wines division, including Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Clerc Milon, Château d'Armailhac and Domaine de Baronarques.

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‘Compressed’ Bordeaux 2019 EP campaign sees prices 30% lower

Published:  11 June, 2020

As Bordeaux’s top estates continue to trickle their 2019 releases onto the market, prices are typically 15-30% down on 2018, with around two thirds of prices now declared.

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CIVB unveils Hot 50 Bordeaux 2020 Selection

Published:  29 April, 2020

Vins de Bordeaux (CIVB) has revealed the Top 50 wines chosen to make up its Hot 50 Bordeaux Selection for 2020. 

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Staples bolsters Lay & Wheeler senior team

Published:  23 April, 2020

Lay & Wheeler has bolstered its senior team with the immediate addition of Simon Staples and Catherine Petrie MW.

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Wine and whisky investment bounce back in China

Published:  15 April, 2020

Global trader BI Fine Wine & Spirits has reported that its volume sales of high-end wine and rare whisky to Asia jumped 25% in March as Chinese buyers returned to the market.

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"Chaotic" weather threatens Bordeaux vineyards

Published:  02 April, 2020

Growers in Bordeaux have resorted to exceptional measures to protect their vines from “chaotic” weather conditions, the CIVB has reported.

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French wines weaken on fine-wine market

Published:  01 April, 2020

France’s premier wine regions continue to weaken on the fine-wine market, according to the first-quarter 2020 trading data released this morning by Liv-ex.

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Restructured Armit comes out fighting

Published:  31 March, 2020

Significant restructuring at Armit Wines following new MD Brett Fleming’s appointment has seen improved performance, stemming a decline in the second half of FY2019 with far reaching change to its business strategy.

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CIVB postpones inaugural Bordeaux Day

Published:  20 March, 2020

Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) has postponed its inaugural Bordeaux Day due to coronavirus (Covid-19).  

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Berkmann's bags Tenuta San Leonardo

Published:  02 March, 2020

Berkmann Wine Cellars is now the exclusive UK distributor of the iconic Tenuta San Leonardo Italian winery, the company has announced.

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Coronavirus and US tariffs uncertainty hit Bordeaux's share of trade

Published:  17 February, 2020

Bordeaux’s share of trade fell to a record low last week with sales hit by Coronavirus and US tariffs uncertainty. 

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