Posts Tagged ‘vintage wine’

Jun 26, 2006

Details of 2005 Bordeaux (I’ll Still Take St. Barts)

As a follow up to Friday’s post about the question of buying a few weeks in St. Barts or a case of 2005 Bordeaux, I’ve been alerted to this fabulous website that documents the details of the 2005 Bordeaux vintage at the top chateau as well as gives current pricing of the 2005 vintage as well as projected increases in pricing over both the 2004 and vaunted 2000 vintage. Lots of interesting and illuminating ideas at this website if you…

May 3, 2006

Vintage On Wine is Less Important Today

It appears the feds have approved new rules that will allow a winery to now only need 85% of a wine to come from a particular vintage in order for it to put that vintage date on its bottle. The rule had been 95% from a single vintage with up to 5% coming from other vintages. However, it appear the new 85-15 rule does not apply to wines with an American Viticultural Area designation on the label. This means that…