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Best Rhône 2016 wines: The top scorers


Here are Matt Walls' top scoring wines from the Rhône 2016 vintage, all rated above 95 points.


(05/12/2017 The Drinks Business)

The Liv-ex 1000 index gained nearly 3% in November led by the Burgundy 150 which continued its powerful drive as the index overall hit yet another record high.

2017: slow and steady

(29/11/2017 Liv-ex Insights)

With two months left to report, the index is up 3.9% year-to-date. Not quite the excitement of 2016, but a slow and steady pace suggesting there is still some momentum in the market.

The Cornish vineyard whose social media sparkles as much as its wine

(28/11/2017 The Guardian)

For Cornwall’s Camel Valley vineyard, there’s nothing like interacting with those who love its award-winning wines. The family-run business shares its secrets


(27/11/2017 The Drinks Business)

After years of being effectively overshadowed by their historically high en primeur release prices, the Bordeaux 2010 wines and their Liv-ex performance are on the up.

Talking Trade – Liv-ex 50 keeps climbing

(24/11/2017 Liv-ex Insights)

A busy week on the exchange meant that although the absolute value of Bordeaux trade remained flat, the region’s market share fell. Activity from all other regions apart from the Rhone crept up.

Winemaker who drained 27,000 litres of rival's wine sentenced

(09/11/2017 The Guardian)

Trevor David Jones emptied shiraz and chardonnay from Barossa Valley’s Kellermeister Wines worth almost $300,000, following family breakdown.

Liv-ex interview with Michael Egan, counterfeit wine expert

(08/11/2017 Liv-Ex)

Michael Egan is a fine wine expert and consultant who specialises in the detection of counterfeit wines. In 2013 Egan was the principal expert witness for the trials of Eric Greenberg and Rudy Kurniawan. 

Burgundy Leads Gains on Liv-ex Wine Market in October

(06/11/2017 Bloomberg Markets)

Burgundy wines led gains on the Liv-ex wine market last month while Bordeaux lagged, with a 2.5 percent monthly gain on the regional Burgundy 150 Index.

Wine Legend: Château Cheval Blanc 1947


Wine Legend: Château Cheval Blanc 1947, St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

How California Wine Country is Rebuilding After The Fires

(3/11/2017 The Independent)

In the wake of the devastating fires, tourists are cancelling their trips to California wine country in droves. But that's not what the locals want.

Liv-ex 1000 gains 1% in October

(02/11/2017 Liv-Ex Insights)

The Liv-ex 1000 – the broadest measure of the market – gained 1% in October to close on 324.47. This is a record high for the index.

Zero emissions winery possible in 15 years, says Torres 


Spanish winemaker Miguel Torres Snr has said that wineries must aim to be carbon neutral and that he is looking at ways to re-use carbon dioxide from fermentation as part of a project that involves investing more than 10% of company profits annually

Ausone, Petrus, Le Pin Among Most-Traded Liv-ex Bordeaux Wines

(30/10/2017 Bloomberg)

Chateau Ausone in Saint Emilion and Pomerol producers Le Pin and Petrus were among the most-traded wines on the London-based Liv-ex market in the past week, with Le Pin 2009 reaching a record after being the most active wine this month.

Wine labels should list all additives - including fish bladders - says France's first female Master of Wine

(29/10/2017 The Telegraph)

Wine additives such as extracts of dried fish bladders and animal pancreases should be listed on bottle labels to discourage their use, according to France’s first female Master of Wine.

In focus: Australia

(27/10/2017 Liv-ex Insights)

Critics continue to note a renaissance in the Australian fine wine industry, with new producers going against the older styles of their predecessors. Meanwhile trade on the secondary market continues to develop. 

Amazon Folds on Online Wine Sales


When it came to a struggle between online and real-life sales, the internet giant made an unlikely choice.


(25/10/2017 The Drinks Business

Chardonnay will soon surpass Meunier to become the second most planted grape in Champagne, according to Bollinger cellar master Giles Descôtes.

Wine Production At 'Historical Low' With The Price Of Vino Expected To Rise

(25/10/2017 Huffpost)

It may be time to stockpile wine because the amount being produced in Europe is at a “historical low”.

In the footsteps of the firsts

(24/10/2017 Liv-ex Insights)

In the past decade-and-a-half, fine wine prices have increased significantly. Records for the Fine Wine 50 Index, which tracks prices of the First Growths, go back to December 2003. Since then, the index has risen 250%

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