Apr 11 2011

Decanter: Bordeaux 2010 – new ‚benchmark‘ for high prices

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by Adam Lechmere -The indications are that Bordeaux 2010 will be a memorable vintage on both the right and left banks – and that while prices will be higher than last year, Bordeaux lovers will find something at all levels.

Steven Spurrier, Decanter’s consultant editor, suggested that with this vintage and the equally-memorable 2009, a new benchmark will have been set for the cost of the wines at the top level. Continue reading „Decanter: Bordeaux 2010 – new ‚benchmark‘ for high prices“

Apr 11 2011

CHINA: French wine prestige holds sway over rivals

Tag: Ländersigi.hiss @ 12:34 editorial team – French wine producers enjoy a prestige among China’s fledgling wine drinkers that is threatening to drown out opportunities for other foreign producers, according to Rabobank.

France is the „epitome of wine“ in China and French producers have been gaining market share at the expense of rivals in Australia and the US, Rabobank said in its latest quarterly wine report, published this week. Continue reading „CHINA: French wine prestige holds sway over rivals“

Apr 11 2011

Ein einzigartiger Flaschenstil für die Provins-Marken.

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Provins, der grösste Produzent von Schweizer Weinen und Schweizer Kellerei des Jahres 2008, kreiert einen eigenen Flaschenstil. Diese elegante und einzigartige Qualitätsflasche wird künftig für sämtliche Markenprodukte der Genossenschaft eingesetzt. Continue reading „Ein einzigartiger Flaschenstil für die Provins-Marken.“

Apr 11 2011

Decanter: Jasper Morris MW wins 2010 André Simon Award

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by Matt Chappell – Jasper Morris MW wins 2010 André Simon Award with Inside BurgundyJasper Morris

At a presentation last night in London Inside Burgundy – the vineyards, the wine & the people by Jasper Morris MW won the 2010 André Simon Drink Book Award.

Sarah Jane Evans MW, who presented the award, said: “It is a labour of love – Jasper’s life work – and it is beautifully written. A detailed book on Burgundy could have been inaccessible but the design is excellent – it looks modern and draws you in.”

This is the first title published by recently formed Berry Bros & Rudd Press. Continue reading „Decanter: Jasper Morris MW wins 2010 André Simon Award“

Apr 11 2011

Ideen-Fabrik Pfälzer Barrique-Forum: Nachhaltige Erneuerung

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Nachlese ProWein 2011 – Ideen-Fabrik Pfälzer Barrique-Forum: Nachhaltige Erneuerung

Der diesjährige Auftritt des Pfälzer Barrique-Forums auf der ProWein markiert einen Wendepunkt in der Geschichte des Vereins. „Noch nie zuvor war das positive Feedback von Kunden und Mitgliedern derart grandios wie 2011“, so Klaus Briegel, erster Vorsitzender des Barrique-Forums. Nicht nur der Zulauf am Stand – Aussteller sprechen von 5–10 Prozent Besucherzuwachs – sondern auch das Interesse aus dem Ausland zeigen den Zuspruch, den das Barrique-Forum in Fachkreisen erhält. So waren französische Händler von den gereifteren Rotweinen der Forumianer restlos begeistert. Continue reading „Ideen-Fabrik Pfälzer Barrique-Forum: Nachhaltige Erneuerung“

Apr 11 2011


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Nachdem Südafrikas Weinwirtschaft bereits im vergangenen Jahr das weltweit erste Nachhaltigkeitssiegel vorgestellt hat, kann diese globale Vorreiterrolle dank der breiten Unterstützung durch die Winzer weiter ausgebaut werden. Auf der ProWein 2011 in Düsseldorf (27. – 29. März) präsentierte die Exportorganisation Wines of South Africa die ersten Weißweine aus „Nachhaltigem Weinbau“ sowie die begleitenden Maßnahmen zur Aufklärung der Verbraucher. Continue reading „SÜDAFRIKA HÄLT VORREITERROLLE IN PUNCTO NACHHALTIGKEIT“

Apr 11 2011

Decanter: Bordeaux 2010 – Spurrier lavishes praise on the Graves

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by Adam Lechmere – The Graves will be the wines of the 2010 vintage in Bordeaux, according to Steven Spurrier.

On the second day of en primeur, Decanter’s consultant editor has just finished tasting the white and red wines of Graves and Pessac-Leognan, at Chateau Pape Clement, and he is left in no doubt about the superlative quality of the vintage. Continue reading „Decanter: Bordeaux 2010 – Spurrier lavishes praise on the Graves“

Apr 11 2011

Decanter: BDX 2010 – confidence in vintage at start of en primeur

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by Adam Lechmere-  The 2010 Bordeaux campaign has started amidst considerable confidence on the part of chateau owners and the wider wine community.

At this early stage of a week that will see 5000 of the international wine trade, including 250 journalists, from 68 different countries, descend on Bordeaux for a week of barrel tastings, all the signs are that 2010 will take its place alongside 09 as a memorable vintage. Continue reading „Decanter: BDX 2010 – confidence in vintage at start of en primeur“

Apr 11 2011

FRANCE: acquires ChateauOnline wine retailer

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Stuart Todd – Online wine retailer has acquired its French rival ChateauOnline, whom it describes as a “pioneer” in the sector.  Chateuonline was acquired from Trinidad-based CL Financial Group, but the value of the transaction has not been disclosed. Set up in 1998, ChateauOnline has a 100,000-strong customer base and the average price per bottle sold is EUR12 (US$17).

Commenting on the deal,’s president, Emeric Sauty de Chalon, said ChateauOnline is “the premier online wine retail brand” and its acquisition “would generate important synergies, as well as giving us complete market coverage of top-of-the-range wines“. He expects and ChateauOnline combined to generate net sales of around EUR20m in 2011.

Apr 11 2011

FRANCE: Bernard Magrez buys Château Lagueiranne

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Stuart Todd –  Bernard Magrez has acquired his 37th wine estate, taking control of the ten-hectare Château Lagueiranne in Le Luc in south eastern France. A spokesperson for Magrez confirmed the acquisition to just-drinks today (1 April). Financial details were not disclosed.

The latest addition to the Magrez wine empire reflects his ongoing strategy to acquire small vineyards with strong growth potential. Château Lagueiranne produces 60,000 bottles of AOC Côtes de Provence rosé anually and is the second Provence estate acquired by Magrez, following the purchase of the Clos des Muraires at the end of last year.

Apr 11 2011

Decanter: BDX 2010 – Alcohol is threatening Bordeaux style, say winemakers

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by Panos Kakaviatos -Merlot’s alcohol levels have become so high in Bordeaux that there is a danger that regional character will be lost, top oenologists say. In both the 2010 and 2009 vintages it was common to see Merlots surpass 15% alcohol, a situation Didier Cuvelier, owner of Chateau Leoville Poyferre in St Julien , finds ‘disturbing’. 

In the Medoc, one of the reasons for planting Merlot had been because it ripened better than Cabernet Sauvignon, Cuvelier said. ‘But more recently, the Merlot has got so high in alcohol that we run the risk of losing the Bordeaux style,’

While all varieties have seen higher alcohol levels, Merlot’s susceptibility to ripen quickly and attain the highest alcohol levels makes it more of a challenge, consultant Denis Dubourdieu said. Continue reading „Decanter: BDX 2010 – Alcohol is threatening Bordeaux style, say winemakers“