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Wine Spectator: Pontet-Canet Owners Buy Robin Williams’ Napa Wine Estate

The Tesseron family, owners of Bordeaux’s Château Pontet-Canet and Tesseron Cognac, are striking out west to California, purchasing Villa Sorriso, a lavish Napa Valley estate previously owned by the late comedian Robin Williams. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 27, 2016

Wine Spectator: Bordeaux Futures Wrap-Up

Bordeaux’s futures campaign for the 2014 vintage started with enthusiasm for the wines, a more promising group than the 2013s, and hope that sensible pricing and a weak euro would rejuvenate sales. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 11, 2015

Wine Spectator: An En Primeur for America?

A year ago, as Bordeaux’s 2013 vintage came to market for sale as futures and attracted little interest, merchants and collectors alike grumbled that the main attraction of en primeur sales—that consumers could pay less for futures now than for a finished wine later—had evaporated. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 19, 2015

Wine Spectator: Bordeaux Prices Drop, But American Wine Lovers Yawn

Bordeaux wineries hoped this would be the en primeurs campaign to woo back Americans. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 13, 2015

Wine Spectator Launches 2014 Bordeaux Futures Chart

Should you buy 2014 Bordeaux futures? The en primeur system allows wine lovers to secure bottles of top classified growths while the wines are still aging in château cellars. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 4, 2015

Wine Spectator: Mouton-Rothschild Launches The 2014 Bordeaux Futures Campaign

After weeks of hints and whispers, Bordeaux’s futures campaign for its 2014 vintage got its unofficial start Tuesday morning when first-growth Château Mouton-Rothschild released its initial allotment of futures at a price of €240 ex-négociant, or $263. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 29, 2015

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