Posted: May 25, 2010 By James Suckling
All I have heard for the past year is how the Far East via Hong Kong and, in particular, China, is gobbling up all the great wines of the world. Or let's say it's buying the blue-chip, trophy wines from France and a little bit of the New World that many in Europe and the United States have forsaken due to price fatigue. Not many can afford these mega-expensive bottles.
Moreover, I hear that China and the rest of the Far East are really gearing up for buying big time in the Bordeaux futures market, considering the excellent quality of the 2009 vintage for the upper echelon of the region.
But seeing is believing. And the next couple of days will be telltale.
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Posted: March 12, 2010 By James Suckling
After hearing that investments in blue-chip Bordeaux supposedly outperformed the London stock market, I decided to take a look at the price of 2000 Bordeaux at release compared to what the bottles are selling for today in the United States. The results are pretty impressive.
Posted: March 5, 2010 By Ben O'Donnell
Posted: February 22, 2010 By James Suckling
As we all know, the earthquake in Haiti has led to widespread devastation and suffering. The blow to an already impoverished nation is heart-wrenching.
People around the world quickly responded with help. The wine industry has joined in, too, with various donations and events to help the devastated island and its people. I am proud to offer this blog as another way that wine lovers can support Haiti and its people. Right here on WineSpectator.com, Bordeaux first growth Château Mouton-Rothschild is auctioning two magnums of its legendary 1986 red, whose label was designed by Haitian artist Bernard Séjourné. The estate will donate the proceeds to the charity Foundation de France's earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Bidding, open only to website members, will run in the comments section until March 1.
The bottles come straight from the cellars of Mouton. This is an incredible offering. The 1986 Mouton is a legend. It is a powerful, immortal wine with amazing fruit and structure. My official score is 99 points.
Posted: February 10, 2010 By Peter D. Meltzer
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