The 'en primeur week' black teeth week is nearly upon us when the world's wine trade and press (around 3000 people) arrive to taste and judge the new baby vintage. This traditional system of selling wines (initially developed to finance the expensive oak barrels) is criticised for being too early and unrepresentative of the finished wine. … Continue reading Bordeaux En Primeur 2012. Does the system work?
Here are some of the articles that I have been finding interesting recently and shows you what has been happening here in the news; One of Bx's First growths leaves the 'place de bordeaux' (selling all their wines through the wine merchants in Bx) see my blog article on the place de bordeaux.................http://wp.me/pa6F2-7x http://www.decanter.com/people-and-places/interviews/530165/interview-frederic-engerer-of-chateau-latour-on-leaving-en-primeur?utm_source=Cheetahmail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter-240712&utm_source=cheetah&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=decanter.comdailynewsalert240712&dec La … Continue reading July Bordeaux Titbits: Latour pulls out and First French Wine TV channel is banned