Tag Archives: Bordeaux

From Dirt to Dollars

Imagine this for a minute. You could make 34,980 bottles of wine that generate about $140 million per year, which calculates to about $4000 per bottle, retail value. In this scenario you own Château Pétrus. You discover that your bank account is overflowing like trying to pour an entire imperial into a half bottle and you

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California: Be Careful What You Wish For

Recently Elin McCoy at Bloomberg News reported that the Chinese have decided to embrace, in varying degrees, California wine, which may not ultimately be the best scenario for California or its finest estates. Other than their propensity to forge products and pirate intellectual property, I have not an ounce of animosity toward the Chinese, so my comments

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Château Latour Takes Charge of Its Own Future

With the sharpness of a French sabre, in one swift groundbreaking move, Bordeaux First Growth Château Latour obliterates decades of tradition. And I for one am extremely pleased, while others are clearly not. What’s the big deal? First of all I should let you in on the issue if you haven’t already heard. A few weeks

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