Bordeaux turns pink

  Bordeaux is going pink. A very pale shade of pink, according to Allan Sichel, president of the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB).     “Rosé is a very dynamic segment and what’s particularly interesting is that it gives a different perspective of Bordeaux,” he says. “It refreshes the image and brings new consumers to Bordeaux…

Russians investing in European vineyards

  Notable Russian billionairies are expanding into the EU wine market through the purchase of elite vineyards in well-known wine-making regions of the continent, according to a recent report from the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.     Several days ago Konstantin Nikolayev, a well-known Russian businessman and head of the Russian transport holding N-Trans, completed…

Bordeaux 2016 – Critic scores

Bordeaux 2016 – Critic scores The table below enables you to compare Bordeaux 2016 scores from key critics. For their full reports – including written notes and more scores – please see the sources section beneath the table.  Read more Bordeaux 2016 – Critic Scores  

Chateaux Margaux 2004 First Growth Bordeaux

Chateaux Margaux 2004 First Growth Bordeaux I have a brilliant wine to recommend to you. Chateau Margaux is one of the most famous first growth, red, Bordeaux wines.  They call it their finest claret and it is perfect for investment. Since the 17th Century, the first wine of Château Margaux has been recognised as being…

Angry French winemakers wreck Spanish bag-in-box wines

Angry French winemakers wreck Spanish bag-in-box wines Frustration over cheap Spanish imports spilled into supermarket aisles in southern France after local winemakers wrecked bag-in-box wines brought across the border. Winemakers staged a protest by destroying Spanish bag-in-box wines at a branch of the Carrefour supermarket near to Montpellier in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region, according to French…