Apr 19 2011

Decanter: Bordeaux 2010 prices: more releases on Right Bank

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by Adam Lechmere – A handful of Bordeaux chateaux, including several properties belonging to the J-P Moueix stable, have released their prices.
Chateau Chantalouette and Chateau Plince, both in Pomerol, are being offered by UK merchant Lay & Wheeler for £159 and £375 per case respectively.

St Emilion Grand Cru Classe Chateau La Serre is on sale for £375 per case, and Puy-Blanquet, a St Emilion Grand Cru, is £126. Continue reading „Decanter: Bordeaux 2010 prices: more releases on Right Bank“

Apr 19 2011

Decanter:Opus One to open offices for China, Japan

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by Adam Lechmere – Renowned Californian producer Opus One has opened offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Yasuko Cadby and Yvonne Chong will cover Japan, and Hong Kong, China and Singapore respectively. Both are have extensive experience in the wine trade in their respective countries, a statement says.

‘These regions have shown Continue reading „Decanter:Opus One to open offices for China, Japan“

Apr 19 2011

Decanter: ‚Brave‘ Portuguese wine company opts for screwcap

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by Adam Lechmere –  In what is being described a ‚brave move‘, Portuguese giant Sogrape is putting one of its major

Quinta de Azevedo

wines under screwcap. The Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2010, described as ‘lively and fresh… with refreshing acidity and a pleasant, light spritz’ is sold at around £6.99 in Waitrose, Majestic and the Wine Society.

‘This is not the first Portuguese wine to go under screwcap, but they are quite rare,’ James Forbes, marketing director of importer Stevens Garner told

‘For the biggest wine company in Portugal to do this is quite rare. It’s a slightly maverick, and quite a brave, move. It might not be well-received by the rest of the industry.’ Continue reading „Decanter: ‚Brave‘ Portuguese wine company opts for screwcap“