France, Bordeaux: 2015 in Bottle

The 2015 vintage came as a relief for the Bordelais whose “Vintage of the Century” banners were getting a bit dusty, locked away in the cupboard since 2010. In retrospect,...

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7 Bordeaux Red Wine Bargains for 2015

These beauties all come in under $50 or less....

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Get to Know Our Newest Reviewer, William Kelley

See which California wine first tripped his trigger, his views on the ethics of wine criticism and his passion for explosives....

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate Announces New Reviewers and Increased Coverage & Events for 2018

Robert Parker Wine Advocate, the world’s most widely read independent consumers’ guide to fine wine, announces the appointment of William Kelley, who will join the reviewer team on January 1,...

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France, Bordeaux: 2007 – Ten Years On

Bordeaux does not have a good track record when it comes to vintages ending in the (un)lucky number seven. In fact, you have to go back to 1947 to find...

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France: Bordeaux and Burgundy - Up From The Cellar 24

Up From The Cellar deserved an issue off in April. At the time, I was juggling both the Bordeaux primeur and South Africa reports that amounted to in excess of...

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How Was It For You? 2016 Primeur, Part Two

Continuing on from yesterday, I examined the release prices of 2016s, took a peek at prices of recent vintages and came up with a list of wines that I would...

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How Was It For You? 2016 Primeur, Part One

The first part of this piece reflects upon the campaign itself and in the second part I re-examine my notes, select those I would consider buying and the reasons why....

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2014 White Bordeaux: Ten Wines To Drink Now

Neal Martin has recently reviewed some stunning white Bordeaux. Pick up these 10 bottles—surely fitting for any spring or summertime function—all rated 90 points and higher with a less than...

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What's it Like to Review Bordeaux Primeur for The Wine Advocate?

You’re aware of the attention and scrutiny, all part of the job, but mentally you bed yourself in an oasis of calm that is essential to remain objective. You have...

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