Second wines of firsts – safe bets


Wine Lister, the wine rating system much discussed on our members’ forum and devised by fine-wine market reporter Ella Lister (pictured) was launched this month. It has just published its first report, focused on Bordeaux and based on data gathered from their founding members, who, they claim, are ‘the world’s leading fine wine players with revenues between them representing more than one third of the global fine wine trade’. 

It runs to 56 illustrated pages and contains some conclusions that will surprise few such as that ‘Bordeaux still massively dominates online search frequency’. I would suggest this is probably...