2010 Bordeaux Futures Value Wines

After the barrage of price releases last week, the 2010 Bordeaux Futures campaign paused this week for VinExpo to take center stage. Wine professionals and journalists have spent the week meeting with exhibitors, tasting wines (including a 2010 Bordeaux tasting by the Union Grand Cru association), and visiting chateaux. Read More »

2nd Label Selections: Echo de Lynch Bages

Widely-popular Pauillac chateau Lynch-Bages may have released its 2010 first wine at above $150 per bottle, but you can still get its second wine, Echo de Lynch-Bages, for under $50. Now managed by the well-respected Cazes family, Lynch-Bages has a long history. Read More »

Finding Values in Sauternes – 1855 Classification Updated

Margaux and Yquem

When you hear terms like First Growth or Fifth Growth in Bordeaux, these labels date back to the 1855 Classification that was produced for the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855. If you think this classification was based on rigorous tastings, blind scoring, or other quality-control criteria – it wasn’t. In fact, the only requirement for a wine to have been ... Read More »

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