Bordeaux, Capital Vintners, investment wine, wine, wine investment

The Grapes Behind The Best Bordeaux Wine

The Bordeaux wine region covers an expansive area of 120,000 hectares, making it the second biggest wine region in the world. The diversity of its soils, its mix of climates and combinations of grape varieties allows Bordeaux to produce a variety of different wines including dry and sweet white, red, rosé, claret and sparkling wines. … Continued

Capital Vintners, LIWF

Capital Vintners at LIWF 2013

  Capital Vintners attended the premier event of this year’s London International Wine Fair (LIWF); the Union des Grands Crus (UGC) de Bordeaux. The new UGC President, Olivier Bernard, led the event, which returned to the LIWF for the third time. The newly-bottled 2010 vintage was the centrepiece of the event. A very well received vintage, … Continued

Asian market, Bordeaux, Capital Vintners, Chinese wine market, wine news

Eye On Asia (Part 1): Bordeaux Still Top of China’s List

In the last five years there can be no denying that China has been pushing the fine wine market skyward almost single-handedly. No one could have predicted the demand from the Far East which has seen prices for certain wines skyrocket.  In 2012 Christie’s sold over £23 million worth of fine wine at just nine … Continued

Asian market, Capital Vintners, China, Chinese wine market, wine, wine investment, wine news

Capital Vintners: Eye on Asia

We all know that the Chinese wine market has boomed over the last few years, but recently there has been rumours abounding that demand has been decreasing after the boom of 2009-11. Let’s investigate the data. According to International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR), the Chinese drank 160 million cases of wine in 2011, a … Continued

Capital Vintners, Robert Parker, wine news

Parker inducted into Vintners Hall of Fame

Robert Parker, the most famous wine critic in the world, has been inducted into the Culinary Institute of America’s Vintners Hall of Fame.  Four people were inducted – Parker, Merry Edwards, Cesar Chavez and Frank Schoonmaker – by the nominating committee chaired by wine journalist W. Blake Gray.  Parker called his induction a “very humbling … Continued

Capital Vintners, Italian wines, SuperTuscans, wine news

Capital Vintners Italian Fine Wine Report

Ever since 1971, when Sassicaia became the first ever ‘Super Tuscan,’ this impressive red wine has not only grown in reputation and price, but it has put Italian wines on the map.   The wine broke all of Italy’s outdated rules and regulations during the 1970s and 80s, giving it ‘rebel status’ within the wine … Continued

Capital Vintners, New Zealand wine fair, wine news

Capital Vintners at the NZ Trade Fair 2013

The New Zealand Trade Fair 2013 took place at Lord’s Cricket Ground yesterday. Dozens of top-quality New Zealand wins were on show, including Cloudy Bay, Villa Maria, Esk Valley and Oyster Bay. The focus was very much on New Zealand as a fantastic wine-growing island, with great conditions for a variety of grapes and an … Continued

Bordeaux 2010, Capital Vintners, wine investment, wine news

Capital Vintners Bordeaux 2010 Report

James Suckling shares his thoughts on the Bordeaux 2010 vintage……. The renowned wine critic James Suckling has awarded 11 wines 100 points from the Bordeaux 2010 vintage. Bearing in mind he only gave a perfect 100 score to nine wines in 2009 – often hailed as the greatest Bordeaux vintage for a generation – this … Continued

Burgundy, Capital Vintners, wine auction, wine investment, wine news

Capital Vintners Burgundy Report Continued

A selection of the finest DRC wines  It’s been another busy week for Burgundies across the globe. DRC 2010The Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 2010 vintage has been released, with the owner Aubert de Villaine calling it ‘Homeric’.The vintage has so far attracted some positive attention from critics, including Andrew Jefford, who remarked that it was “a … Continued

Burgundy 2011, Capital Vintners, Wine Market, wine news

Capital Vintners: Burgundy 2011 Report

The Burgundy Report called it a “precocious vintage”. Others have noted that the 2011 Burgundies could be something special. The buzz is good so far for this highly sought-after French wine region. The red Burgundies have been described as having a ‘lightness in body, shape and mouthfeel and a focus on purity.’ Some producers have already … Continued