Tag: negociant

Negotiating Bordeaux

Bordeaux’s négociants: are they anachronistic middlemen or a vital cog in the local machine? Barbara Drew MW takes a closer look. The négociants have been a fixture of the Bordeaux wine world for centuries. On one level, they help reinforce the stereotype of Bordeaux as corporate and commercial rather than romantic: they are middlemen, just […]

Behind the scenes in Burgundy

Recently returned from our annual tasting trip to Burgundy, Matthew Tipping, our Fine Wine Sales Manager, reports on an industry in the throes of change In recent years the Burgundy market has changed almost beyond recognition, with demand worldwide spiking dramatically. The vast majority of Burgundians are not large corporations, rather small family domaines that […]