Month: February, 2013

Northern Rhône Report

Michel Chapoutier is not alone in detecting similarities between 2011 and 1991. Both followed a brace of superlative vintages and both had rather uneven growing seasons, unusual even. Indeed 1991 took rather a long time to achieve its due recognition; hopefully the same will not apply to 2011, for all the sound and fury associated […]

Fine Wine Market Update – February 2013

After a busy December, January trading continues to confirm that the market is stabilising. 2012 closed on a high (see below graph) and continues to perform well with the Liv-Ex 100 (the industry’s leading benchmark, made up of 100 of the most sought after wines with a strong secondary market (made up with 92% Bordeaux)) […]

Fresh from the Loire: News of Vintage 2012

Tied up with contributing (proudly) to Oz Clarke’s Pocket Wine Book 2014 (…on Italy) I’ve been unable to make my annual trek to the Loire to catch up with the latest vintage. Fortunately I know a man who did: Adam Bruntlett, Junior Buyer at Fields Morris & Verdin, and here’s his report: ‘Muscadet – Fantastic […]