Bordeaux: beyond the First Growths

Bordeaux: beyond the First Growths Read more at http://www.blog.liv-ex.com/2015/11/bordeaux-beyond-the-first-growths.html The headline numbers for Bordeaux have been negative now for several years. The Liv-ex 50 (First Growths) is down 40% since the market’s peak; the Bordeaux 500 is down 20%; the region’s market share has fallen from 95% to 74%. However, as the chart above shows, Bordeaux…

An abundance of fizz

An abundance of fizz Read more at http://www.blog.liv-ex.com/2015/11/an-abundance-of-fizz.html Champagne has seen good activity in 2015, taking 6.1% of the year’s trade so far: up from 2.8% in 2014. This has largely been due to a string of releases, including Dom Perigonon 2006, Pol Roger 2004 and Cristal 2007. In July this year Antonio Galloni called the…

Global wine stars join Decanter for Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter

Global wine stars join Decanter for Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/global-wine-stars-join-decanter-for-shanghai-fine-wine-encounter-283778/#fOM1zxPvKfTYJ0D0.99   China’s wine lovers were out in force at the Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter over the weekend, tasting an array of top vintages from some of the world’s best producers in glamorous surroundings. Read our full report of the day…

Château Lafite Rothschild technical director Charles Chevallier to step down

Château Lafite Rothschild technical director Charles Chevallier to step down Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/chateau-lafite-rothschild-technical-director-charles-chevallier-to-step-down-283706/#xU8qFKMMEXWRzVT3.99 Charles Chevallier is to step back from his position as technical director at Château Lafite Rothschild, moving into a new advisory role and to be replaced in his current job by Eric Kohler, the Bordeaux first growth estate has announced.  …