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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

The Effect of the 2012 Classification of Saint-Émilion – Pavie, Perse and Prices

Date posted: November 12, 2012

Lately the wine world has been abuzz with the news of the reclassification of Saint-Émilion châteaux. But what might the upgrade of Pavie and Angélus mean for the wine market as a whole? Read full story...

Saint-Émilion 2012: An Eye on Asia

Date posted: November 11, 2012

Amid the debate and drama surrounding the 2012 Classification of Saint-Émilion, one might question why it matters at all. Detractors often look to Pomerol, Saint-Émilion’s near neighbour to the west and home of highly prestigious vineyards Petrus and Le Pin, which survives with no classification system whatsoever. Read full story...

The New Saint-Émilion Classification

Date posted: November 9, 2012

This September saw the reclassification of the top châteaux of Saint-Émilion. The headline news was the promotion of Pavie and Angélus into the top category of Premiérs Grands Crus Classés ‘A’, joining Cheval Blanc and Ausone as the appellation’s equivalents of ‘First Growths’. Pavie owner Gérard Perse said he was 'overcome with emotion' at the decision. Read full story...

New Research Indicates Expert Opinion on Wines Causes More, not Less Variations in the Relationship Between Prices and Quality

Date posted: November 3, 2012

One might be forgiven for thinking that if there was a large body of expert opinion about a wine consumers will be better informed and prices will stabilise at an agreed point. However recent research indicates that this may not be the case. Read full story...