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During my brief visit to Bordeaux at the end of last week, on which I will report in more detail tomorrow, I can't tell you how much building work I saw. It seemed as though every single château...

Tags:  Lafite, Bordeaux

Nick and I spent Valentine's night in the company of over 100 others, members of the Wine Society's Dining Club. The occasion was a dinner, almost more of a wake, because its theme was...

Tags:  Lafite

What a hit for Sotheby's and Château Lafite! I wonder how they celebrated last night in Hong Kong the fact that yesterday's auction of wines direct from the château exceeded pre-sale estimates...

Tags:  Lafite

More jaw-dropping images from China via Nick Bartman, who is trying to galvanise the wine trade into action against fraud and fakery via his Wine Protection Group (see more detail in Fighting...

Yesterday in Fakes in China 1 - Lafite of course we saw some instances of bottles of wine on sale in China purporting, rather vainly, to be the ever-popular Ch Lafite (see Lafite in China...

The Chinese are brilliant at lots of things, not least creating fakes of successful brands. Many Chinese cities have whole shopping complexes devoted, for example, to selling cheap copies of...

Update 30 Jun 2011: more insights in an animated discussion on the forum about why Chinese buy Lafite . You may remember an article, The legend of Lafite , I wrote a few months ago...

Tags:  China, Lafite

Those of us who read articles about wine probably believe that wine sells on the basis of its quality. A few wine lovers believe that price is at least as important. (I strongly reject any direct...

Tags:  Lafite

Looks as though there are forces other than the Parker effect acting on wine pricces today. In general prices for top wines have risen at the steepest rate ever known in the last few weeks,...

Tags:  Lafite
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