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Allocations in the Futures System (Episode 3)

Allocations are very important in the En Primeur process. They determine who is able to purchase the primeur wines, and in what quantity. A smooth transition is created by the brokers between the châteaux and the wine merchants, who are given an allocation depending on the previous year’s purchase and the current vintage’s production. Find our 2011 Fine Wine Futures ... Read More »

Bordeaux Fine Wine Futures – Releases Week One

2010 Bordeaux Vintage Reports by AppellationSalut tout le monde! To keep you up to date on the Bordeaux Future releases  (for those of you who aren’t yet using Wine Alerts) here is a list of the châteaux by appellation who were released last week: Pauillac: Lafite-Rothschild, Ch. La Fleur Peyrabon. Saint Estephe: Ch. Cos d’Estournel, Ch. Lilian Ladouys, Ch. Capburn ... Read More »

Free Tasting of Wines from Portugal: Vera Vinho Verde white & rosé and Agricultura

On Saturday, April 21st Rui Abecassis returns from Portugal with the new vintage of Vinho Verde and his debut rosé. Rui was here last month with samples of the Vinho Verde and Agricultura 2010, and we said that we’d have him back as soon as the 2011 wines arrived. Well, they arrived on Tuesday, and Saturday, as promised, Rui will ... Read More »

Free Tasting of Ribera del Douro in conjunction with Drink Ribera, Drink Spain

Friday, April 20th we’ll be hosting another tasting in conjunction with Drink Ribera, Drink Spain. The focus will be on Tempranillo-based wines from the Ribera del Duero – one of several grape-growing regions situated along the route of the Duero River as it passes through Spain on its way to Portugal, where it continues toward the coast, winding through the ... Read More »

How the ‘Future’ Wine Process Works (Episode 2)

Here is the second video in our series on Bordeaux Wine Future. The process (simplified) takes place in several steps, the first of which starts with the tastings by professionals and media. Following this, pricing is determined on individual estate’s product as well as the overall quality of the vintage. This year’s prices have already begun to be released- several ... Read More »

Free Tasting of Greek Wine

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Wine Alerts

Although tastings only just finished, wines have begun to be priced for the 2011 vintage, fairly early in comparasion with other vintages. Tasters and outstandings critics are publishing their comments as prices for this year are shared with the public, waiting in anticipation. Also interesting for this year is the fact that top Châteaux are leading the releases instead of ... Read More »

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