Storms swept through Bordeaux and Champagne last weekend, damaging vineyards, knocking down power lines and uprooting trees. Pauillac, Genissac and Champagne were worst hit, with producers predicting lower yields as a result…

The torrent of Bordeaux 2012 releases we’ve seen this week have included the likes of Lafite Rothschild, Alter Ego de Palmer, Clerc Milon and Cantemerle. But while most châteaux have…