• End of Year Report for Tindal Wine Merchants 2016

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  • Building up to Bordeaux 2015

    We’re in the gates, the flag is raised and the tension is mounting. What will happen when the gates open? Will we all bunch up on the first bend and then fall back when high prices are set or smoothly settle into position, finding our stride, finally emerging from the pack triumphant with new fire to ignite the 2015 en primeur campaign. Bordeaux 2015 is here. ‘The rule of five’* is a phrase that has been bandied around Bordeaux a lot of late. At first mainly due to the desperation of those in the trade hoping for a top vintage following four

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  • Bordeaux producers discontentment at way their money is being wasted

    A crowd of discontented Bordeaux producers headed by Dominique Techer, owner of Chateau Gombaude-Guillot and Clos Plince in Pomerol have threatened to sue the CIVB (Comite Interprofessional des Vins des Bordeaux) over the fact that their annual subscription is not being spent wisely. Do you think that in Ireland us tax payers should do something similar to our current government??  

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  • China’s wine production to overtake Australia’s in the next three years

    Interesting story from the Australian newspaper The Herald Sun here, claiming that the rapid rate of increase in Chinese wine production means that they will overtake Australia within three years. Interesting too is the sub heading: “Growth poses no threat to Aussie imports”…  

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