Tag Archives: 2011 Bordeaux Futures

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 »

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 »

What is a ‘Future’ wine? And why is #bdx11 blowing up my twitter feed? (Episode One)

What is ‘En Primeur’ week? How does it work? And why is it so important? For those of you who are not familiar with the term ‘Futures’ or ‘Primeurs’ in French, I will take my next few posts to share a brief explanation of the frenzy that takes over the wine world each spring. In addition to a few explanations ... Read More »