Revisiting Bordeaux 2010 – UGC Tasting 12/11/12

The UGC tasting was an excellent opportunity to see how the wines had developed from their enchantillon (cask) sample. Lynch Bages 2010 when it was still in this stage.

Last Monday the great and good of the UK wine-trade and press descended upon the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to (re)taste the Bordeaux 2010 vintage.  With the wines now in bottle and no longer mutable cask samples,  this was an excellent … [Continue reading]

Q4 2012 Fine Wine Market Report

The clear effect of the 2012 St Emilion Classification. Pavie Composite (2000, 2005 & 2009) v.s. Angelus Composite.

One month into the 4th quarter of 2012 and it’s time to take stock of the situation. Looking around the trade, we have reason to be cautiously optimistic about the fine wine market. Whilst we have seen a general plateauing of prices across the … [Continue reading]

Redesign of our marketplace

Screenshot of the new Vinetrade marketplace

Since September, we’ve been working on new features and improved overall experience to the Vinetrade platform. Last week, we launched a redesigned marketplace. The new marketplace offers a vastly improved browsing experience with many of the … [Continue reading]

Focus On – Château Coutet

A line up of some of the better recent vintages of Château Coutet.

A fortnight ago, two of the Vinetrade team were lucky enough to be invited along to a wine dinner and tasting near Vinopolis in South London. It was hosted by 12x75.com and led by the ever-accommodating Aline Baly, who very generously had brought … [Continue reading]

Super Tuscans

Courtesy of several tastings held by members of the London trade over the past fortnight, we've been very fortunate to try several different, as well as different vintages of, some of the best Super Tuscans: Sassicaia 2009, Ornellaia 2009, Tignanello … [Continue reading]