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Bordeaux Appellations and AOCs
There are over 60 appellations in the wine growing regions of Bordeaux, governed by the Bordeaux AOC’s, Appelations d’Origine Controlee. These governing authorities oversee a particular region, and impose strict requirements and restrictions that must be met throughout the wine production process.
An Introduction to Wine Bottle Fill Levels – Ullage
The fill level of a wine bottle is of utmost importance, especially when dealing with investment grade stock. The fill level, also referred to as ‘ullage’ can determine a great deal about the condition of a bottle and its contents, and therefore plays a significant role in the valuation of a bottle of fine wine.
Fake Bottles Infiltrating the Fine Wine Market
As the fine wine market continues to prosper in times of economic uncertainty, there is new cause for concern as the number of fake wine bottles is on the rise. It is a problem that holds serious consequences for the chateaux, the fine wine consumers and producers, the collectors and investors; the repercussions will surely reverberate across the entire Bordeaux wine market and needs to be addressed as this alternative investment slowly moves into the mainstream.
Chateau Pavie and Angelus Promoted in St Emilion Classification 2012
The biggest news in the fine wine industry this week was the promotion of Chateau Pavie and Chateau Angelus to “Premier Grand Gru Classe A” Status, in the most recent 2012 classification of St Emilion. The reclassification of St Emilion (a wine growing region in Bordeaux) occurs around once every 10 years, has now been released with its two newest elite members joining Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau Ausone at the top of the pyramid.
Blue Chip Wines Not Only for the Rich and Elite
An investment in blue-chip wines is a very expensive and so called luxury investment. Hence, it used to be considered as an investment vehicle exclusively reserved for the rich and elite. However, since this fairly new market is still up and coming, its “low risk and high return” nature is turning investors’ heads. This market, in fact, was previously only known and available to the richer upper-class, but the markets have turned and finally private investors can also have a slice of the cake.
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