2016 bordeaux en primeur

What to Expect from 2016 Bordeaux En Primeur: Quality, Scores, and Pricing Factors for 2016 Futures

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: –Chateau Mission Haut-Brion –Chateau Mouton Rothschild –Chateau Lafite Rothschild  By Beth Cash It’s one big party in Bordeaux right now; 2016 en primeur has kicked off and consumers are eagerly awaiting critics’ scores and perhaps not-so-eagerly awaiting en primeur price tags. With the largest harvest in over a decade, and with…

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gifting wine ideas

Gifting Wine Ideas: A Guide to the Perfect Wine Gift for Every Wine Lover

 MENTIONED IN THIS  POST: –DRC –Chateau Angelus –Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia –Azienda Agricola Argiano –Pol Roger –Robert Mondavi Winery –Chateau d’Yquem –Domaine Leroy –Screaming Eagle  When you choose the right vintage, wine is the best gift for nearly any occasion because you can customize the varietal, region, and vintage to match the giftee’s taste and personality. The…

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2012 Colgin Cariad

Hidden Gem of the Month: 2012 Colgin Cariad Is a California Blend with Great Aging Potential

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: –Colgin Cellars –Abreu Vineyards  I’ve long been familiar with Colgin’s classic Cabernet Sauvignon, but recently, I’ve found a new love: Cariad. This is perhaps fitting since the name “Cariad” means “love” in Welsh. Full of intense tannin and layers of fruit, the proprietary Bordeaux-style blend from the Colgin estate is more…

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wine market analysis 2017

Wine Market Analysis for January-March 2017: Early Reports on Bordeaux and Good News in Napa

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Screaming Eagle -Opus One -Petrus -DRC -Mouton Rothschild -Chateau Lafite -Chateau Palmer  A new year means an exciting new wine vintage. If you’re looking for the best investments for your portfolio, or you’re wondering what to sell, we have you covered with our latest wine market analysis. We’ve compiled up-to-the-minute data…

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storage guide for wine collectors

The Ultimate Storage Guide for Wine Collectors: How and Where to Store Your Wine Collection

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Domaine de la Romanee Conti  -Krug -Chateau Lafite-Rothschild  Wine storage isn’t a one-size-fits-all process. A collector who owns a handful of aged wines will have different storage needs than a collector who owns 5,000 ultra-rare vintages. This storage guide for wine collectors will teach you how to analyze your collection to…

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Best Wine Gifts for Mother's Day

The Best Wine Gifts for Mother’s Day: Find Your Champagne Now, Before Bottles Sell Out

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -1995 Veuve Cliquot La Grande Dame -2002 Bollinger Extra Brut -2004 Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon Rosé -2000 Krug -2013 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon -2005 Raveneau -1996 Chateau d’Yquem -2013 Gaja Barbaresco -2007 Nicolas Catena Zapata -2014 Peay Chardonnay  If you’re stumped on Mother’s Day gifts this year, fine wine might…

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