Posted: September 20, 2010 By James Molesworth
Bordeaux is a big place, winewise. It’s France’s largest and arguably most famous wine region. It counts over 298,000 acres of vines, 8,600 growers and nearly five dozen appellations. In 2009 alone, Bordeaux accounted for more than 3.5 billion euros in sales. The U.S. gobbled up 1.2 million cases in imports valued at more than $179 million last year. That’s a lot of moving pieces.
And now, Georges Haushalter is tasked with trying to get them all moving in synchronicity, so that all the pieces benefit. I sat down the other day with the newly elected chairman of the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) to discuss his plans for Bordeaux going forward.
Posted: September 8, 2010 By Ben O'Donnell
Posted: September 1, 2010 By Harvey Steiman
Posted: August 27, 2010 By Bruce Sanderson
Posted: August 18, 2010 By James Laube
In winebiz talk, the affable chairman of Beaulieu Vineyards elucidated, an official wine depletion comes after, and only after, a wine is opened and consumed and when the toilet is flushed.
That may sound a bit crude, but up until the point at which a wine is drunk, or at least opened, it is still in inventory somewhere.
It could be in a winery tasting room, or a warehouse or in someone's private collection. But so long as it's in inventory means it is in someway clogging the system. And that's one factor in today's sluggish wine economy. Those who have cellared wines, and built inventories, have eased off on buying and are drinking down their cellars. Until they start buying again in earnest, the wine logjam will persist.
Posted: August 13, 2010 By Tyson Stelzer
Posted: August 4, 2010 By Suzanne Mustacich
Posted: July 22, 2010 By Mitch Frank
Posted: June 30, 2010 By Diana Macle
Posted: June 24, 2010 By Ben O'Donnell
Posted: June 16, 2010 By Harris Meyer
Posted: June 15, 2010 By Suzanne Mustacich
Posted: June 7, 2010 By Ben O'Donnell
Posted: June 1, 2010 By Suzanne Mustacich
Posted: May 19, 2010 By Tim Fish
Posted: May 6, 2010 By James Molesworth
I had a quick sit down with Claudia Gómez of Chile’s Viña Garcés Silva earlier this week. The winery has been working with the Chilean terroir hunter Pedro Parra for about a year now and is already producing wines that are among the more exciting new, cool-climate bottlings to come from Chile in recent vintages.
Posted: May 4, 2010
Posted: April 21, 2010 By Diana Macle
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