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Q&A: Margaux Pariente

The ambassador for her family's Chateau Troplong Mondot, in St Emilion, Bordeaux, talks about learning to love wine, why she left the lab and the importance of sharing.

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 5:14pm

Bordeaux is back

The fine wine market is holding its own, writes Liana Cafolla.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bordeaux en primeur for 2012

19 Apr 2013 - 10:55am

Burgundy is the new Bordeaux in mainland China

We've always been reluctant to go to the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair as there was a lingering fear that having ventured in we might have trouble exiting. It's a big event covering two floors and for someone who is partial to the occasional tipple we felt a bit like the proverbial kid in a candy store.

9 Nov 2012 - 10:40am

Chinese industrialist buys Bordeaux vineyard

Another Bordeaux vineyard will soon come under Chinese ownership. It is not just any vineyard. Chateau Bellefont-Belcier is the first top-graded estate to accept an offer from a Chinese buyer – an unnamed industrialist.

A price of 20 million pounds is believed to have been agreed for the 13-hectare Saint-Emillion Grand Cru Classe estate which has been on the market for several years.

6 Nov 2012 - 10:11am

French wine price rises likely to be restrained

Devotees of fine French wine can relax, your favoured tipple should not become significantly more expensive over the coming year.

2 Oct 2012 - 4:06am

Trip of a lifetime ends on sour note

The road to Pauillac is paved with the history of wine and, with harvest but a week away, the bountiful grapes hang heavy from the vines. The scenery is breathtaking, the legacy incomparable driving north from Bordeaux on a brilliantly crisp autumn day.

30 Sep 2012 - 5:11am

Chinese look to buy 'a slice of heaven'

Buyers from around the world are bidding to become owners of French vineyards - but the most significant new market for the sales of French chateaux in the future will be China, according to vineyard experts Maxwell-Storrie-Baynes.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Younger generation injects breath of fresh air

Bordeaux, defined by the classification system of 1855, is a region associated with history and tradition, and most of the world's most expensive wines. A bunch of young Bordelais, however, are attempting to inject a breath of fresh air into the region, and they go under the collective name of Bordeaux Oxygene.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am


Christie's will present the very best of Bordeaux on Saturday. Going under the hammer is a collection of first growths and second wines, most of which were sourced directly from the chateaux.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

FARE deal


Much of Bordeaux's cuisine involves wine, but the nearby Atlantic coast and the countryside provide excellent natural produce.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

LIQUID assets

Putting together a personal wine collection is a serious undertaking. It involves a substantial investment of money, time and emotional energy. There is a world of difference between collecting wine and buying a few cases for the consumption of family and friends.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Planet of the grapes

Hong Kong wine collectors seem to think Bordeaux is becoming frayed at the borders. There are signs that wine lovers here and on the mainland are becoming sated with high-priced claret and, in some cases, concerned they have paid too much for what they have bought. Tastes are diversifying, and alternatives are being sought.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

The grape haul of China

In a region with 8,000 wine properties, it's hardly fair to say that you could stick a pin in a map of Bordeaux and find a Chinese owner. But you would find someone who knows of an offer, an inquiry, a rumour or a visit.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Rain of terroir

A bright blue sky warmed the thousands of wine tasters who converged on Bordeaux at the start of this month's wine futures week, as temperatures reached the low 30s. But by the end of the week, just a few hours after the last glasses were cleared away, the temperature had fallen by 20 degrees Celsius as a hailstorm lashed the city.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am