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Negociants are clearing the decks for a highly anticipated Bordeaux 2015 vintage, but even a very good crop of wines will not be a silver bullet for en primeur, reports Jane Anson in the second part of her behind-the-scenes look at this year's harvest.
Castel, France’s largest wine family, has sold one of its 22 Bordeaux wine châteaux to Chinese wine giant Changyu.
[Jane Anson] As anticipation around Bordeaux 2015 rises, what are the courtiers up to? What do the consultants think? And which château has flown in guests for a lavish end of harvest party? Jane Anson goes behind the scenes.
One of the first Asian investors to buy a Bordeaux wine estate, Peter Kwok, has expanded his empire with the purchase of Château Tourans in St Emilion.
Côtes de Bordeaux producer Château Lafitte has won a two-year trademark dispute brought by Château Lafite Rothschild against them in China.
US reality show The Winemakers is set to film a third series set in China, despite lengthy delays in series two making it to PBS, America’s 100% sponsor-funded public broadcaster.
[Jane Anson] And yet, despite this making Lamont one of the most significant players in Bordeaux, for years journalists would routinely run out little more about Haichang than to describe its owner.
First up, you should know that most of the people that I interviewed about the fallout of Bordeaux 2014 don’t want me to name them. So you’re just going to have to trust me that these are serious players with true inside knowledge of what is
[Jane Anson] We are here because these remote mountains almost certainly are about to challenge the existing wisdom of where to grow quality wine in China.