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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

Lafite ready to bounce back

Date posted: March 31, 2012

After a difficult 2011, Chateau Lafite Rothschild is expecting a return to the years of growth they have enjoyed over the last decade. Lafite’s price dropped in 2011 with some vintages dipping substantially in value by up to 100 and 200%. They have since experienced a recovery, and it is believed that 2012 will see a return to growth rates of between 10-15%. Read full story...

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 2009

Date posted: March 30, 2012

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is possibly the most famous name in Burgundy and produces some the world’s most sought after wine. Made exclusively from pinot noir grapes from very small parcels of land in Burgundy, D.R.C. and its equally luxurious stable mate, La Tache, are often described as the greatest of all Burgundy reds. Read full story...

Chinese names for Bordeaux producers

Date posted: March 28, 2012

After months of negotiations with the 61 Chateaux listed in the 1855 classifications, auction house Christie’s has revealed a list of Chinese names for each of the estates. Read full story...

Fine wine market expected to grow in 2012

Date posted: March 27, 2012

Wine merchants, auction houses and investors are generally bullish about the prospects for growth in the fine wine market over the next year. In a recent survey, which garnered the opinions of over 120 respondents, a majority believed that the wine market would grow in 2012 with only 12% expecting it to fall. Read full story...

Chinese investors snap up struggling Chateaux

Date posted: March 27, 2012

China's enthusiasm for Bordeaux wine has been well documented over the last few years. Recently however, China’s wealthy elite have begun to snap up more than just bottles and cases. Bordeaux real estate is increasingly being seen as the status symbol of the truly sophisticated Chinese investor. Read full story...