Second wines – back in focus?

Second wines – back in focus? Read more at http://www.blog.liv-ex.com/2016/01/second-wines-back-in-focus.html?mc_cid=28580daec7&mc_eid=33da76f629; During the bull market that drove the fine wine market to its peak in June 2011, the second wines of the Bordeaux First Growths saw exponential price rises. This was largely due to brand-driven Asian buying: “Little Lafite” and its peers were seen as extensions…

Bordeaux: beyond the First Growths

Bordeaux: beyond the First Growths Read more at http://www.blog.liv-ex.com/2015/11/bordeaux-beyond-the-first-growths.html The headline numbers for Bordeaux have been negative now for several years. The Liv-ex 50 (First Growths) is down 40% since the market’s peak; the Bordeaux 500 is down 20%; the region’s market share has fallen from 95% to 74%. However, as the chart above shows, Bordeaux…

Château Lafite Rothschild technical director Charles Chevallier to step down

Château Lafite Rothschild technical director Charles Chevallier to step down Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/chateau-lafite-rothschild-technical-director-charles-chevallier-to-step-down-283706/#xU8qFKMMEXWRzVT3.99 Charles Chevallier is to step back from his position as technical director at Château Lafite Rothschild, moving into a new advisory role and to be replaced in his current job by Eric Kohler, the Bordeaux first growth estate has announced.  …