The Bordeaux Business Opening Doors to the Nigerian Wine Market

Chinedu Rita Rosa went from working in wine in Nigeria, to business in Bordeaux. Now she is using her experience to help Nigerian wine importers and European producers connect with one another. Felicity Carter reports.

Reading time: 4m

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.

Reading time: 4m 30s

Bordeaux Grower Takes Merchants to Court Over Excess Profit. Where Might This Lead?

Following our coverage of the plight of Bordeaux producers looking to uproot vines, we have news of a Médoc chateau owner using recent and untried French legislation to sue two negociants for over €1m in what he claims are excessive profits on the wine he sold them. If he wins, what might this mean for others in the sector?

Reading time: 2m 10s

Bordeaux Vignerons Take to the Streets in Protest

Bordeaux’s vignerons took to the streets in protest on Tuesday, drawing attention to the alarming situation facing the region’s winegrowers. Their demands include the grubbing up of vineyards, along with emergency government aid.

Reading time: 1m 50s

The Robert Nicholson Interview: US Investment in Bordeaux. More to Come?

Robert Nicholson, principal of International Wine Associates, advises on merger & acquisition in the wine industry. Most recently, he was involved in the purchase of Château Lascombes by the Lawrence Family. In this exclusive interview Nicholson frankly considers the likelihood of other US buyers buying French wine businesses.

Reading time: 7m 45s

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.

Reading time: 5m

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. 

Reading time: 1m 20s

Wine Fraud in Bordeaux

There is a new twist in the recently exposed fraud scandal in Bordeaux: previously The Times reported that (several) managers of Celliers Vinicoles du Blayais had been involved in the fraud. The company has now denied this to our sister publication WEINWIRTSCHAFT.

Reading time: 45s

Lascombes gets a new US Owner, as a Predecessor Has Just Been Acquitted

Days before a US jury acquitted Tom Barrack, ex head of Colony Capital, former owners of Château Lascomes, of illegal foreign lobbying charges, the Margaux estate was acquired by another American, Gaylon Lawrence of  Lawrence Wine Estates. This is only the latest episode in the long, checkered history of a 2nd growth chateau that has had many memorable owners, none of whom have kept it for long.

Reading time: 7m 15s