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Ten most searched-for wine names*
  • 1. Dom Perignon2. Petrus3. Pin4. Montrose5. Cristal
  • 6. Talbot7. Angelus8. Belgrave9. Krug10. Palmer
*in the last 3 months, courtesy of a very popular search engine

‘Back to reality’ say vintners

Date posted: January 20, 2012

After the hype and expectation of the 2009 and 2010 vintages, many producers in Bordeaux are pleased to announce an average year. Read full story...

Chinese interest in lower ranking chateaux increasing, say negociants

Date posted: January 16, 2012

There has been much talk of bubbles bursting and markets correcting surrounding the sales of First Growths in China lately. Earlier this year an unprecedented 59 of 821 lots, including cases of 1961, 1995, 2000 and 2005 Lafite, went unsold at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong. Read full story...

Acker auction puts Burgundy in focus

Date posted: January 13, 2012

The drivers of the wine import boom into Hong Kong over the last few years have undoubtedly been the major Bordeaux estates. There are signs however that that is beginning to change. Read full story...

Hong Kong toast of wine amid global woes

Date posted: January 13, 2012

Despite a climate of global economic uncertainty, the market for wine in Hong Kong is as bullish as ever and is growing year on year. Read full story...

Red Rises in China

Date posted: January 10, 2012

To many Western minds the Chinese wine lover is still a hazy figure. We have all heard the stories of Petrus served with Coca Cola (a practice which is still encountered but is gradually disappearing), the bottles of 1982 First Growths left on display on the mantle-piece above a roaring fire, Read full story...