organizing your wine cellar

A New Year’s Resolution for Collectors: Organizing Your Wine Cellar to Get the Most Out of Your Collection

  Vinfolio Manager of Collector Services Derek Cienfuegos has seen his fair share of messy cellars. As a professional cellar organizer, Cienfuegos regularly meets wine collectors who already have three cellars packed full of wine, and are looking to invest in a fourth just to keep up with the bottles they’re buying. It’s easy for…

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wine futures

Wine Futures vs. Pre-Arrivals: Knowing the Difference Takes the Stress out of Wine Presales

  You’re likely familiar with the phrases “Bordeaux futures” and “Burgundy pre-arrivals,” but do you know what these terms actually mean? Even well-educated wine collectors mistakenly assume that futures and pre-arrivals are the same thing. In reality, while both terms refer to buying wines “en primeur,” they represent two distinct styles of presales. The goal…

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wine investments

Liv-Ex Reveals What’s Hot on the Wine Market: For Wine Investments, Look to California, Italy, and Burgundy

  Now that 2015 has come to a close, the London International Vintner’s Exchange (Liv-ex) has released its annual report detailing the best-performing wines and wine regions in the world. This year’s report suggests that Bordeaux has lost some of its hold on the market over the past year, but that other regions like California,…

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sine qua non wine

Sine Qua Non Wine Is More Than Just Syrah: Why You Should Consider the Lighter Side of This Estate

  From its birth in 1994, Sine Qua Non has been a must-try cult winery. Robert Parker gave the young winery a boost when he awarded Krankl’s first-ever Sine Qua Non release a score of 95. At the time, this was the highest score any American Rhône blend had ever received. The estate’s immense popularity…

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light pinot noir

Fruit Bombs Fall Out of Favor As Classical-Style, Light Pinot Noir Takes Center Stage

  The ripe “fruit bomb” style of much Pinot Noir over the past 10 years has finally fallen out of favor in the United States. Colder regions like Alsace are growing more robust and richly-flavored Pinot Noir than ever as the weather in the region becomes hotter, yet this wine style is still losing ground…

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wine collecting

Wine Collecting with Sommeliers: Techniques for Finding the Perfect Bottle from Top Sommeliers

  When sommelier Tali Dalbaha proposed an idea to her partnered restaurant, City Winery, in New York, the restaurant owners weren’t sure at first whether she could pull it off. Dalbaha wanted to find all 61 bottles from the original 1855 Classification growths in Bordeaux, under the most sought-after 2010 vintage. She was one of…

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Bordeaux bubble

China’s Attempts to Avoid a Second Bordeaux Bubble: This Time, the Country Is Primed for Meaningful Change

  Bordeaux has enjoyed a long, prosperous history as France’s great wine region, but after 2011, wine collectors around the world were cautious of investing in the region’s bottles. The reason? In the early 2000s, Chinese wine enthusiasts became obsessed with all things Bordeaux, going from investing in an average of 12,000 hectoliters of wine…

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