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Three of the best-performing labels were from Champagne, with the Krug 2002 going up 6.5%; Cristal’s 2007 5% and Taittinger’s 2006 Comtes de Champagne rebounding 4.5% after drifting over 5% in March.

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 enjoyed a small rally last month after five months of decline, helped along by steady interest in Champagne.

Winemaking is getting smart, or at least sensorized.

A top Spanish vineyard is using the Internet of Things to improve grape cultivation and save money.

Winemaking is getting smart, or at least sensorized.

Many tourists will visit several wineries in a day, but may plan an entire visit around one of them.

The bulk of winery visits are unplanned, according to data from the San Francisco Bay Area-based Angelsmith, a marketing agency. Many tourists will visit several wineries in a day, but may plan an entire visit around one of them.

When asked to rank the ‘best’ wines of the 2017 vintage it was an even split of Left and Right Bank wines.

Fine wine merchants have tipped Petrus as the ‘wine of the vintage’ in 2017 but demand is expected to be significantly down on last year.

Every year in advance of the annual en primeur campaign, Liv-ex polls its 400 global members to get their thoughts on the vintage, compiling their answers to give something of a snapshot of the vintage including; the best wines, those tipped to be (with any luck) the ‘best value’, where the vintage ranks against its recent peers and expected demand from customers.

Could Brittany be the new Bordeaux? Photo: Gustavo Frazao

Brittany, the region of northwestern France, is renowned for its beaches, seagulls and delicious seafood - but one of the last things you'd associate with the area is local wine.