What Brexit Means for Bordeaux

What Brexit Means for Bordeaux Is there really anything else that we can write about this week? I am more heartbroken and frustrated than I can remember being. As a British person living in Europe, this was a result that I neither expected nor wanted. But it’s now almost a week on, and reality is…

The UK Decides

The UK Decides In four days’ time, we will know the result of the UK’s referendum on continuing membership of the European Union. I’d like to write that the referendum ‘will be over’ – but that depends on the margin of victory for the winning side.  The debate has been so divisive and so toxic,…

Bordeaux Big Guns Come Out Firing

Bordeaux Big Guns Come Out Firing The Bordeaux 2015 en primeur campaign, now in its endgame, should turn out to be the most exciting and profitable for many years. It is certainly the most talked-about – and the most divisive. Last week saw a flurry of major releases: Cos d’Estournel ($135 per bottle ex-negoce), Margaux…

Bordeaux trying to control the market!

Bordeaux trying to control the market! An interesting chart was posted by the London Vintners exchange this morning, I just had to send you a copy. This is a chart of the percentage increases for the 2015 vintages in comparison to the 2014 vintages. I sent you last week the actual percentages for the first…