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Burgundy is on a roll, bordeaux a roller-coaster. In 2013, bordeaux failed to deliver a good enough vintage to make it worth buying early.

Rogers' latest building cracks up

A pounds 27m building designed by the architect Lord Rogers of Riverside to house the law courts of Bordeaux has suffered a major structural fault within days of being completed. Glass fins supporting the facade of the Ministere de la Justice building, handed over last week, shattered after the jointed facade moved.

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French wine hit by second scandal

THE FRENCH wine industry, still recovering from the ignominious case of the Bordeaux milk-shake, has been struck by another alleged scandal: the saga of the sweet-and-sour Burgundy.

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From a brasserie in Bordeaux: Conrad Leach joins a Dugarry family celebration

Wine buffs swallow mix of milk, water and plonk in the name of pounds 30 vintage

THE Margaux 1995, from the Chateau-Giscours, may go down as one of the highest-priced bottles of milk ever sold. And not just milk.

Old wine in new bottles

How Australia is reinventing Germany's much-maligned Riesling. By Anthony Rose

what's in a name?

Bordeaux's illustrious history of wine production extends back to the Middle Ages. In the 12th century, Richard Coeur de Lion used Bordeaux's wines for his household. His brother, King John, introduced the region's wine merchants to the English during his reign.

A vine romance

For wine lovers, Bordeaux is synonymous with tradition. But some Bordelaises have their eyes on the future

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Obituary: Peter Sichel

PETER SICHEL was an English gentleman in Bordeaux. He had only been in Bordeaux for 12 years when he was elected President of the Bordeaux Wine Merchants Association in 1972.

Like grower, like grape

Could it be that the characteristics of the world's great wines - the brilliance, the profundity, the stubborn tics and quirks - are detectable in the personalities of their makers? Anthony Rose matches the faces to the chateaux. Photographs by Clare Park

Develop a nose for some vintage investments

The case for laying down wine has become stronger as prices have soared, with the value of certain Bordeaux rising over 400 per cent this decade.

Wine: Agony Anthony - Your wine questions answered

Since Robert Parker decided to confer extra brownie points to unfiltered wines, the word `unfiltered', or even `non-filtre' on a wine label has become something of a marketing tool Illustration by Spike Gerrell

Wine: A mixed bunch

A vintage? Wait and see, says Anthony Rose

Burgundy's soaring price bottles up trouble for future

Prices for the poshest Burgundies went through the roof at this year's charity wine auction in Beaune, one of the key events in the global wine calendar. The high bidding, mostly on behalf of foreign buyers, angered local producers, who fear it will discourage purchasers of cheaper Burgundies. With the 1997 Beaujolais nouveau arriving on Thursday, John Lichfield, in Beaune, samples the paradoxical state of the French wine industry
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