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July 2010

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: Jul 9, 2010 2:00pm ET

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: Jul 6, 2010 12:00pm ET
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?
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