[Jane Anson] The problem with taxes, and specifically succession taxes, has long been an issue for French vineyards.
[Jane Anson] Monaco’s Hotel de Paris cellars is easily one of the world’s most jaw-dropping cellars.
[Jane Anson] ‘The solar panel issue is certainly key and is driving the situation for European wines, but one did not cause the other.’ says John Watkins, CEO of ASC Fine Wines.
[Jane Anson] Buy a bottle of appellation controllée (AOC) French wine and you're buying into tradition, history, and a guarantee of regional differences and high-quality winemaking.
[Jane Anson] Marsannay was for many years the forgotten village of the Côtes de Nuits.
The Belgians' relationship to the area goes back over five centuries. Belgium was seen as an extension of the big market for Right Bank wines in northern France.
[Jane Anson] ‘Like many Chinese who have grown up in large industrial towns, the space out here feels like true luxury.’ Lina Fan told me this at the end of a morning chatting about everything she is doing in Bordeaux. Her skills and business plans are so
[Jane Anson] Premature oxidation, or premox. When a wine fault has its own affectionate nickname, you know it’s become a widespread issue.
[Jane Anson] We're now in week five of the Bordeaux 2012 En Primeur Campaign, and this year, for once, the vast majority of the big name estates have already released their prices. 2012 has been a quick campaign right from the start – Chateau Gazin showed
[Jane Anson] It would be easy to miss the Chasselas vines growing outside the Maison du Balzac museum in the affluent 16th arrondissement of Paris, or those clinging to a pergola in Place Catherine-Labouré on Rue de Babylon on the Left Bank. Most people w