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La Place de Bordeaux September 2023 releases

La Place de Bordeaux is a wine marketplace, not an actual physical building. It was originally established because the storage of wine was difficult in Bordeaux. Other than in Saint Emilion, where there are caves dating back to Roman times, it was impossible to dig deep cellars, particularly in the Médoc region, where the majority… Continue reading La Place de Bordeaux September 2023 releases

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En Primeur 2022 : What to Expect?

Each spring, usually towards the end of April, the Châteaux put together their blends from the previous vintage. These wines are shown to the customers (‘brokers’) and the press and is sold as ‘futures’ via the En Primeur system. So, what can the happy investor expect from En Primeur 2022? Prices are released a few… Continue reading En Primeur 2022 : What to Expect?

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Left Bank vs. Right Bank Bordeaux: The Differences 

As you continue your wine investment journey with Vindome, you will begin to become familiar with a few terms. We have already discussed the 1855 Classification in length, so I would hope that any regular readers don’t need any clarification on what First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth growths mean. We have mentioned wine regions… Continue reading Left Bank vs. Right Bank Bordeaux: The Differences 

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Chateau Lafite: Investors’ Overview 

It does not take a genius to know that Chateau Lafite Rothschild is one hell of a good wine. In fact, when your wine is referred to by Forbes magazine as being “perfect”, then you know that you have hit the spot. Rightly deserving of its place of honour on the world leaderboard, Chateau Lafite… Continue reading Chateau Lafite: Investors’ Overview 

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How Does Climate Change Affect the Bordeaux Wine Region

For centuries wine producers have walked lovingly along their rows of vines, inspecting their fruit. This traditional walk has given producers an idea of when they should think about harvesting and gives them an idea of the wine they are about to make. It allows them to muse as they gaze upon their pastoral idyll… Continue reading How Does Climate Change Affect the Bordeaux Wine Region

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The Best Wines of Chateau Pétrus

As iconic wines go, Petrus is undoubtedly one of, if not the, most well-known in the world. Today its wines are the most expensive in Bordeaux, yet its popularity just continues to rise. So what is it that makes Petrus such an iconic wine? When Victor Hugo said that “God made only water, but man… Continue reading The Best Wines of Chateau Pétrus

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Chateau Margaux: Investor’s Guide

Majestic, magnificent and mythical. A wine so loved that Ernest Hemmingway named his daughter after it. One of the original fab four voted the best wine in Bordeaux in 2015, James Suckling described it as “the best ever made”… Yes, you’ve guessed it, it’s Chateau Margaux.  “There cannot be a better bottle of Bordeaux than… Continue reading Chateau Margaux: Investor’s Guide

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The Iconic Saint-Estèphe AOC 

Refined and elegant, tasteful and rich, and world-famous to boot. If you think this sounds too good to be true, then think again. Because Saint-Estephe – the Brad Pitt of Bordeaux – is all those things. And many more. Discover Saint Estèphe AOC Saint-Estephe has been garnering a following for years. The 1,250 hectares region… Continue reading The Iconic Saint-Estèphe AOC 

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Bordeaux 2021 En Primeur: A Controversial Campaign

As the rest of the world recovered more or less successfully from the aftermath of Covid, there was one industry that did not fare so well. The Bordeaux en-primeur wine season 2021 was difficult. At best. It was a meteorological nightmare – almost every scenario of a producer’s nightmare was present. Severe frost? Check. Mildew?… Continue reading Bordeaux 2021 En Primeur: A Controversial Campaign

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