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…

Every year since 1945, Château Mouton Rothschild has commissioned a world-renowned artist to design the upper part of each new vintage’s label. Following a trio of Chinese, American and British…

Robert Parker, the world’s most influential wine critic, has published a video on the Bordeaux 2012 vintage. His scores and tasting notes are only scheduled to be released later this…

  As wine merchants prepare for the start of Bordeaux’s annual en-primeur campaign, journalists and critics are already descending on the chateaux to taste the new vintage from barrel. Wine…

Last year, Chateau Latour (one of the five Bordeaux First Growths) announced that it was leaving the en primeur system and would no longer sell its wine as futures. Instead,…