2012 was an extremely successful year for Christie’s, with the auction house recording its second-highest annual wine sales figure to date. Acker Merrall and Sotheby’s reported a decrease in red Bordeaux sales, whilst demand for top Burgundy rose sharply. Both auction houses saw Asia’s share of total revenue fall (a trend that is expected to [...]
In recent years, China has become one of the most important markets for blue-chip Bordeaux. Initially, demand from Hong Kong and mainland China was limited to a narrow group of Crus Classes. Over the last 18 months, however, Asian buyers have broadened their horizons. Not only are they opting for a more diverse range of [...]
Roland and Tessa taste a bargain blend of Italian varieties from La Vierge a Gevry-Chambertin from Louis Boillot. Plus, Roland chats about his recent trip to Burgundy and some of the incredible wine he drank there.
Here are notes from our Grand Cru Burgundy tasting held at the Cape Wine Academy on 5 June 2012. The idea was to select a representative Grand Gru from the most important villages and note their intrinsic characters. Various producers, some mordern than others, as well as various vintages added more discussion and depth. 1 [...]
Here is a short picture diary of my tour through Burgundy in May 2012. A wonderful time to visit as spring means sunny, warm days and not too many tourists (Beaune is one of the most visited places in all France!). At this stage the 2010s have likely been bottled for a month, giving you [...]