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Oct. 31, 2010 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

Tuscany Scores Twice

Posted: October 31, 2010  By James Suckling

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From the Front Lines of 2009 Bordeaux Futures

One of the world's top Bordeaux merchants reports record sales, beating out the 2005 en primeur campaign

Posted: July 9, 2010  By James Suckling

Bordeaux’s 2009 vintage has been big business. It’s hard to think about the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been traded in what has to be the most famous young vintage ever for France’s premier wine region. It certainly was the most expensive.

I received a press release from Farr Vintners, the London-based wine merchant that arguably sells more top-growth young Bordeaux than anyone in the world. Farr says it sold more than $80 million of 2009 futures. The majority was sold to British customers, but a lot went to the Far East. The company also shared details on the top-selling wines by volume and by value.

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Wine Budget July 2010 to July 2011

Thinking of my wine purchases for the next 12 months

Posted: July 6, 2010  By James Suckling

I have approximately $3,200 budgeted for wine for the next 12 months. I have a few ideas. Below is what I came up with after checking the prices on Wine Spectator.com's Wine Ratings Search and availability via other Internet searches. Hmm? I guess I can change the lists either way. My larger list is a little over budget. Guess I will leave a bottle of the Terlano out or something. What would you do?

June 30, 2010 Issue  :  Features

Bordeaux Triumphs Again

2009 is the fourth great vintage of the decade, but a wary market awaits news on prices

Posted: June 30, 2010  By James Suckling

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Betting on Older Vintage Price Appreciation

The extraodinary prices for 2009 Bordeaux futures will have an influence on the price of older classic vintages

Posted: June 28, 2010  By James Suckling

I have read the comments on my June 21 blog on Bordeaux's red-hot 2009 futures campaign, and most of them are critical of the high prices. But people keep buying! Prices for the top wines seem way too expensive and, personally, I am not buying. But be warned. Expect prices for older vintages for the top names to increase in the near future due to the extremely high prices of the 2009s.

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Fast and Furious 2009 First-Growths

Futures prices for 2009 Bordeaux first-growths are starting to be revealed

Posted: June 21, 2010  By James Suckling

The 2009 Bordeaux futures market is at full speed at the moment, with key wine merchants around the world wrestling to supply enough wine to their key customers. The top wines such as the first-growths, including Lafite and Mouton, which each has released its ex-cellar price to wine merchants, are the most expensive young wines ever to be offered to the world, and will carry four-digit price tags.

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Making a Case for Serious Organic Winemaking

One of Slovenia's top winemakers talks about making organic synonymous with quality

Posted: June 18, 2010  By James Suckling

I have my concerns about this growing organic movement in the wine market. I am 100 percent behind the concept of organically grown grapes and organically produced wines, and anything else that is consumable for that matter that is organic. I am searching out excellent wines that are produced under these conditions to communicate back to you, but they have to be serious.

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Are You Anti-Flavor?

Has the backlash against overripe jammy reds crossed over to white wines? Perhaps we are enjoying more elegant and lighter styles of whites as well

Posted: June 14, 2010  By James Suckling

I hadn't thought about it for a while, but the past trend for full-throttle, fruit-forward reds—with some going so far as becoming jammy—crossed over to whites a long time ago.

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2009 Bordeaux Sound Bites

Comparing prices for 2009 Bordeaux futures versus those for what's available in bottle shows the 2009s might not be so outrageous after all

Posted: June 8, 2010  By James Suckling

There is so much noise out there on 2009 Bordeaux. I took the liberty of looking online at prices in one of my hometown wine shops, Wally's Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles, and I pretended that I walked in today with some money in my pocket to buy some 2009 Bordeaux futures. But I would look at what's available in bottle as well.

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Mellow Thoughts on 2009 Bordeaux

Putting to rest the anxiety over 2009 Bordeaux prices

Posted: June 4, 2010  By James Suckling

I am surprised with the amount of anxiety some of my friends are having with 2009 Bordeaux futures. Wine merchants and collectors alike seem to be freaking out a little over the whole thing even though the wines from most of the top estates have not been released on the market. But there will be good values to be found among 2009 Bordeaux.

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