NEW YORK, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Many of Europe’s grape growers
have been hit by hail, windstorms, heavy rains, cold and clouds
resulting in one of the worst harvests in decades.
From France, the world’s biggest wine producer, to Austria
and Greece and across the Atlantic in the United States,
winemakers say this has been an unusual year.
NEW YORK, June 19 (Reuters) – When investing in wine, as
opposed to drinking it, experts advise leaving your taste buds
at the cellar door but keeping your eyes wide-open.
Wine is highly regulated, but the market it trades in is
not, and the entry fee is not for the faint of heart.
NEW YORK, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Krug Champagne, which sold at
auction for nearly $5,000 a bottle earlier this month, may be a
bit too pricey for many holiday budgets, but wine experts say
there are more affordable alternatives on offer.
Sparkling wines, from France, Spain, Germany and the United
States, are a good substitute for Champagne and won’t break the
Dec 25 (Reuters) – Wine sales at auction houses were flat to
lower in 2012, with lower prices for the top Bordeaux weighing
Values for Burgundies, which have long been in short supply
and as a result command high prices, vaulted to new peaks. But,
even so, the Burgundies could not make up for the Bordeaux
NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Experts are advising collectors
- and investors – to buy Bordeaux and sell Burgundies as yet
another economic study finds that over the long run, wine tops
equities when it comes to delivering high returns.
When collectors speak of investing in wine, they are usually
referring to First Growth Bordeaux, a group of five top-ranked
chateaux; the very best Burgundies, usually Domaine de la
Romanee-Conti (DRC); and then select wines from Italy,
California and Australia.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Thanksgiving, the U.S. holiday that anyone who likes to eat loves to celebrate, is just a week away and experts agree there is not one perfect wine to accompany the feast, but many.
“No other holiday celebrates the gift of wine like Thanksgiving,” said Natalie MacLean, author of the new book, “Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines.”
Nov 20 (Reuters) – Thanksgiving may be the most American of
U.S. holidays but wines accompanying the meal need not be
limited to home-grown varieties, wine experts said on Tuesday.
Big, bold California Zinfandels, Pinot Noirs from Oregon,
Rieslings from New York State and Norton wines from Virginia
will have a place on the table.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bargains for the world’s great wines may not be easy to come by but experts believe value can be found at any price point and to suit any preference or palate.
Whether it is buying second label wines — the younger cousins of the grand chateaux — or vintages from lesser known regions or countries, they say bargains are there for those who know where to look.
Nov 5 (Reuters) – Charlie Trotter, whose eponymous
restaurant was synonymous with fine dining in Chicago, is
auctioning off his million-dollar wine cellar which is known for
the size of its bottles as much as for what’s in them.
The 4,000-plus bottle collection, which Christie’s will
auction in New York, has a significant number of so-called large
formats. Some bottles are so large they require cradles and
cranks to decant.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The global auction market for fine wines, which saw more than $500 million in sales in 2011, is expected to shrink to about $400 million this year as supplies and credit tighten and bidders back away from Bordeaux, experts said on Tuesday.
“Bordeaux accounts for 50 percent of the (auction) market, Burgundy 35 percent, which means that Italians, Californians, cults make up the rest,” John Kapon, auctioneer for Acker Merrall & Condit, explained.