Bordeaux 2019: How Covid boosted sales

Bordeaux 2019: How Covid boosted sales

By Andrew Black The 2019 harvest in Bordeaux today seems a long time ago, after the events the world has gone through these past months. That vintage was another fine one for the region, and during the ensuing winter months the top Bordeaux châteaux began their usual preparations for the annual showcase event -primeurs week, when wine buyers and critics from all over the world descend on the Bordeaux region and its châteaux to taste the new vintage. Despite the promising quality of the 2019 vintage, the mood among producers in early 2020…Read more
Have we fallen out of love with Bordeaux?

Have we fallen out of love with Bordeaux?

By Fiona Morrison M.W. As I sit down to write this, Bordeaux is in the middle of “en primeur “ week at the end of March/beginning of April.  This is the moment, when Bordeaux presents its new vintage, worthy of viewing or not, to the wine world.  The quality of the vintage, indeed the question of whether a vintage should be purchased “en primeur” has become rather irrelevant. So important is it to see and be seen in Bordeaux that if you wanted to keep a foothold in the business, you join the masses…Read more