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The Blog

Conversations with winemakers, recipes and fine wine & spirits advice from our experts.

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LiveTrade Soars in 2021

Fine wine trading is at an all-time high, with our world leading fine wine trading platform, LiveTrade, seeing wine sales up c.45% in 2021. Read our latest report on the year's trading activity.

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A Day in The Life of Denis Bunner, Deputy Chef de Cave at Bollinger

Imagine being able to taste Bollinger Champagne 4 times every single day, most people's dream! For Denis Bunner, Deputy Chef de Cave at Bollinger, that dream is a working day reality. But it isn't all Champagne sipping heaven, the working day is long, intense and jam packed with tastings, meetings and projects. Discover exactly what a typical day looks like for the Deputy Chef de Cave at Bollinger.

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2021

If you've been hovering around the wine game for a while, or if you're relatively new to it, you may well have heard the term 'En Primeur'. Our experts have produced a very helpful guide to help answer all of your questions about En Primeur and unravel the detail behind the annual campaign.

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Uncovering Clare Valley Cabernet

The Clare Valley is perhaps the least-known quality wine producing region in Australia, despite having at least two of the most famous estates in the country in Jim Barry and the enigmatic Wendouree. In order to rebalance this situation, the Clare Valley Wine Region held a trade and press masterclass tasting in London in early December to not only tell us more about what makes this region so special, but to showcase some of their exceptional Cabernets.

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Desert Island Wines with David Thomas, our Global Sales Director

We sat down with our Global Sales Director, David Thomas and cast him off to a desert island with only five wines of his choice. Discover which five he chose to take with him and why.

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Blue Chip Burgundy's unstoppable rise

Demand for blue chip Burgundy is at an all-time high, while new release quantities continue to dwindle off the back of a series of small harvests. Here Bordeaux Index examines the underlying market dynamics and outlook for the segment.

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Understanding the Whisky Regions of Scotland

As the birthplace of Whisky, it's no surprise that Scotland is home to some of the finest and rarest distilleries on earth. There are over 120 active distilleries in Scotland spanning across 5 major whisky-making regions, let us give you a tour...

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The Diary of a Winemaker - Picking, Sorting and Fermentation

Our resident winemaker and Sales Director, David Thomas helped out with the busy harvest at one of the smallest wine estates in Bordeaux, Château Le Pin. Join us as we delve into the detail if the intricate wine-making process at Château Le Pin.

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LIVETRADE: The World's Leading Fine Wine Trading Platform

Uncover the potential of our award-winning platform LiveTrade with helpful guides and reviews.


We sat down with some of our incredible producers and delved a little deeper into their world, unveiling what makes these brands so special.


From recipes and tips to distilleries and tastings, learn about the extraordinary world of whisky, gin and rare spirits.


Learn more about the people behind the magic at Bordeaux Index as we ask each new starter what they are drinking now and which bottles they recommend.


2021 releases, tastings and interviews with producers, unveiling their thoughts on the 2021 vintage and harvest.