Jane Anson is Bordeaux correspondent for Decanter, and has lived in the region since 2003. She is author of Bordeaux Legends, a history of the First Growth wines (October 2012 Editions de la Martiniere), the Bordeaux and Southwest France author of The Wine Opus and 1000 Great Wines That Won’t Cost A Fortune (both Dorling Kindersley, 2010 and 2011). Anson is contributing writer of the Michelin Green Guide to the Wine Regions of France (March 2010, Michelin Publications), and writes a monthly wine column for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, where she lived from 1994 to 1997. Winner of Prix Baron Philippe de Rothschild and graduate of DUAD tasting diploma with Bordeaux Institute of Oenology. Accredited wine teacher at the Bordeaux Ecole du Vin, with a Masters in publishing from University College London.
Jane Anson writes about Thomas Jefferson's influence on Bordeaux during his brief time in the city and includes a cautionary tale from later in Jefferson's life when he pursued an America First-style policy as the third US president.
While en primeur week is coming to an end, Jane Anson talks through the growing season and looks at how the freshly picked Bordeaux 2016 vintage is shaping up.
Jane Anson talks to estate agents worldwide about the state of Chinese investment in vineyards - and how a new law in China could change things.
Philippe Bascaules is to succeed the late Paul Pontallier as managing director of the First Growth estate.
Chateau Moulinet, a 16.8 hectare wine estate in Pomerol located close to Chateau de Sales, has been bought by a Beijing investor.
The Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba team today (28th June) launched an information drive for its new Wine Direct platform that aims to work directly with chateaux and importers to sell wine to Chinese consumers.
Jack Ma, billionaire founder of Alibaba and owner of Château de Sours in Bordeaux, has added Château Perenne in Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux to his portfolio of wine estates in the region.
Chinese authorities have agreed to protect the legal status of nearly 50 Bordeaux wine appellations in what could prove a landmark deal in the country.
A new sales day devoted exclusively to deals on wine and dubbed 9/9 is to be held by online retailer Alibaba in China from 9 September this year, company founder Jack Ma has announced.
Paul Pontallier, long time director of Château Margaux, has died only one week before the Bordeaux 2015 en primeur tastings.