Below are the best of the 2017 releases over the last week. The campaign has slowed once again and looks set to drag on through June. Please expect all invoices…

First class passengers are in for a treat this year as Emirates has raised the bar with their fine wine investments for 2018. They have a portfolio of 80 wines…

Determining the pricing structure of en-primeur wines can be tricky but often it is just an increase on the previous year’s. Whatever the prices were last year, expect them to…

The South African wine industry is experiencing one of its most exciting phases in history. Overall wine quality has increased dramatically over the last five years, international recognition is at…

Wine Cellar has been buying en-primeur on the Bordeaux market since the 2002 vintage. En-primeur customers will be smiling as Bordeaux prices have risen dramatically, making many previous EP vintages through to 2008 look remarkably…

Bordeaux 2013 has been reported as the toughest vintage in 30 years and a handful of châteaux will not release a 2013. With the small crop and worldwide Bordeaux appetite,…

The string of great Rhône vintages continues with a recent review of the 2012 Chapoutiers, now offered en-primeur. Chapoutier’s old-vine, biodynamically-farmed SPs (Sélections Parcellaires) only yield 300-800 cases each. They are made…

Pauillac Fifth Growth Pontet Canet was one of the first properties in Bordeaux to bring horses back into the vineyard. It was also one of the first Classed Growth estates…