Is Fine Wine in Sustainable Packaging A Contradiction?

Wine producers are reducing water use, increasing organic matter in their soil, and doing everything they can to support the environment. Now, says Roger Morris, they are also re-thinking packaging.

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Is It Time to Re-Think Fine Wine?

ARENI Global, a London-based research organisation, this week launched a wine paper that looks philosophically at the question of fine wine. Robert Joseph does a deep dive into it.

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Burgundy Rises, Bordeaux Falls. A Look at Fine Wine in 2022

There has been a feeding frenzy in the secondary market, as collectors go looking for Burgundy. What does this say about the fine wine market? Felicity Carter examines the latest Live-ex Fine Wine Report.

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More Women, Exploration, Technology. This Is Not Your Grandfather's Fine Wine World

If you want to understand what’s happening at the top end of wine, there’s no better expert to call on than Jamie Ritchie, the Worldwide Chairman of Sotheby’s Wines & Spirits, based in New York. Felicity Carter caught up with him to ask about the extraordinary prices being achieved for fine wine in the secondary market and whether the trend can continue.

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ARENI Sees Trouble Coming for Fine Wine—and Wants To Fix It

ARENI Global, based in London, calls itself a ‘think tank’—a place where people can come and ask questions about the future of fine wine. Robert Joseph catches up with CEO Pauline Vicard.

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Which Wineries Made It Into the Meininger’s Top 100?

The sixth edition of Meininger's Finest 100 drew 100 of the world's best wine producers with their top-class wines to Neustadt/Weinstrasse in Germany.

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Devil's Advocate - Bordeaux, Where the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Uproot Their Vines

Robert Joseph looks beyond the financially attractive top Grands Crus Classés, at the far less successful mass of Bordeaux and its sub-appellations where large swathes of vines are due to be uprooted.

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Fine Wine Power 100: Burgundy Overtakes Bordeaux, Ch. Margaux Loses Top 10 Place

London-based wine exchange Liv-ex has released its latest Power 100 list of the strongest fine wine brands or producers. The list is based on the period from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022. Bordeaux is ousted from the top 10, the list is now dominated by Burgundy. 

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Mega Merger Around Château Latour

It is probably the news of the year in the French wine world: Artémis Domaines, owned by the billionaire family of François Pinault (who also owns Château Latour), is merging with Maisons & Domaines Henriot, as international media report.

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