Month: April 2013

IT’S THAT (BORDEAUX) TIME AGAIN!

‘Tis the season.  The Bordeaux en primeur season that is, and many Bordeaux lovers are focused on release prices for their favorite clarets.  At the same time consumers are wading through the onslaught of interviews and articles telling us about the high quality–or lack thereof–of the ’12 vintage. During this time of hyperbole, it’s good […]

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DON’T GIVE UP ON BORDEAUX!

In recent years, especially since Asia discovered fine wine,Bordeaux has become the punching bag for oenophiles frustrated by astronomical prices. And it’s true that prices for the top-ranked châteaux have gone through the roof (see graph). But while it almost seems that Bordeaux has become the wine people love to hate, it’s a mistake to […]

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Concierge Club takes the “work” out of collecting wine

Collecting wine is fun, if not a little addictive.  As your cellar grows, however, it can become a challenge keeping track of what you have and when you should be drinking it.  Many of our collectors have admitted to us that they know they have wines in their collections that have either reached their prime […]

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WINE CLUBS–CAVEAT EMPTOR

It always amazes us how, in this day of super-targeted marketing, most wine clubs still take a shotgun approach to selling wine.  “Sign up for $__ and we’ll send you 6 bottles of delicious wine every month.”  Of course the wine is chosen by their “experts” so you’re sure to like it.  Not. A lot […]

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