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Mai 19 2010

Phil Laffer bows out in style

Tag: Personensigi.hiss @ 20:48

by Adam Lechmere – Philip Laffer, one of the architects of Jacob’s Creek and an icon of Australian wine, bowed out last night at a raucous dinner in a London club. The Jacob’s Creek chief winemaker has been one of the most senior figures in the Pernod Ricard hierarchy since 1994. Continue reading „Phil Laffer bows out in style“


Mai 19 2010

Decanter World Wine Awards unveils record entries and 2010 results

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 12:24

by John Abbott – The Decanter World Wine Awards unveiled a record number of entries this morning, as it announced the results of the 2010 competition. The results were announced to the wine trade at the London International Wine Fair at the ExCeL centre in London’s Docklands.

A total of 10,983 wines were entered, more than double the number of entries to the first competition seven years ago. There had been earlier concerns that the numbers might be down due to natural disasters in Chile, Madeira and Turkey.

But the surprise bumper result confirmed the Decanter World Wine Awards as the largest international consumer wine competition. In total, 68.8% of wines submitted received an award – with 11.9% being awarded Silver medals while 2.86% won a Gold or Regional trophy.

Announcing the results at Decanter’s stand, Sarah Kemp, Decanter publishing director, said ‚it was a record year for Decanter and, in one of the toughest years the wine trade has ever known, we’re thrilled with the result.

‚What we’re most proud of is our judging. Our judges, we believe, are the best in the world – from Isa Bal MS at the Fat Duck, to Jeannie Cho Lee, Asia’s first master of wine.‘

The international trophy winners will be announced at a special dinner at London’s Royal Opera House in Covent Garden on 1 September. Trade members can click to view the Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 results.


Mai 19 2010

Chinese speculators not drinkers will buy Bordeaux 09: survey

Tag: Allgemeines,Ländersigi.hiss @ 12:21

Adam Lechmere – Speculators, not drinkers, are likely to be the biggest Chinese buyers of Bordeaux 2009, according to a decanter.com survey. decanter.com asked five Bordeaux buyers, merchants and restaurateurs both in Hong Kong and mainland China for their opinions on where the Bordeaux 2009 market was headed.

According to some of these veterans, 2009 will be bought to be sold on – and buyers will be more sensitive to price than Europeans. As Simon Zhou of Ruby Red Fine Wines in Shanghai said, ’speculators will be the biggest buyers of 09 Bordeaux. Wine drinkers … will not buy as enthusiastically as most overseas trade and media seem to think.‘ Continue reading „Chinese speculators not drinkers will buy Bordeaux 09: survey“


Mai 19 2010

Ornellaia sells for record $45,000

Tag: Weingütersigi.hiss @ 12:18

By Jane Anson in Bordeaux – A Salmanazar of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia 2007 has raised $45,000 for the Whitney Museum of American Art in an auction held by Sotheby’s New York. The auction – the second edition of the Vendemmia D’Artista ‚L’Armonia‘ organised by the Bolgheri estate – raised a total of $167,000, with the proceeds going to the restoration and preservation of American works of modern art. Continue reading „Ornellaia sells for record $45,000“