Burgundy hit by ‘worst frost since 1981’

Burgundy hit by ‘worst frost since 1981’ A severe frost swept across Burgundy vineyards on the night of 26 April, causing a ‘great deal of stress’ for winemakers, according to the Burgundy wine bureau (BIVB). A spring freeze affected much of Europe this week, with April snow briefly seen in Champagne. There are concerns in…

Talking Trade: 8th – 14th April

Talking Trade: 8th – 14th April The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 has maintained its upward momentum this week, reaching 284.05 on Thursday. This is its highest level since late March 2014. Trade by value and volume on the Exchange was also higher. There has been keen interest in Bordeaux 2013 now the vintage has started…

“Perfect” Haut Brion performance

“Perfect” Haut Brion performance According to Robert Parker, there are three recent Haut Brion vintages worthy of a ‘perfect’ 100-point score: the “exquisite” 2005, the “extraordinarily complex” 2009 and the “ethereal” 2010. Both the 2009 and 2010 were awarded 100 points in Parker’s first in-bottle reviews, while 2005 was initially scored 98 points in bottle…