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What is En Primeur?

Also known as Wine Futures, Bordeaux Futures, or, as we like to refer to it, a liquid investment.

En Primeur refers to the process of buying wine before it is bottled and released onto the market – usually the wine is delivered 2 years later.

The process can be traced back for centuries, but only recently did it reach the popularity that it has today. Historically, the Château in Bordeaux would sell their wine in bulk or in barrels to a wine merchant. The wine was then bottled by each merchant at their offices in Chartrons. After Château bottling was established, it was then the financially tough times of 1974 that saw merchants onsell to retailers globally while the wines were still in the barrel.

There are many advantages to purchasing wine En Primeur.

The first is availability. Some En Primeur wine is produced in very limited quantities (a château can produce as little as 200 cases a year for world-wide allocation) and are only available En Primeur, i.e. they will never reach the open market.

Even for En Primeur wine that does eventually make it to retail shelves, the quantities available are extremely limited rendering it likely that you will miss out if you do not acquire the wine En Primeur.

The second significant advantage is price. The cost savings with En Primeur vary with the actual wine concerned from the various châteaux. The price that you purchase the wine at En Primeur is significantly less than the wine will be on the retail shelf two years later. The market conditions at the time have a bearing.

How to get involved?

Glengarry has a dedicated En Primeur website, suited to desktop and mobile. Go to www.enprimeur.co.nz; there’s a simple registration form to complete and you are set. You’ll receive offers as they become available, by your preferred means of communication.

YOUR FREE GUIDE - Click here to download your free guide to En Primeur.

BORDEAUX 'EN PRIMEUR' INTRODUCTION

What is Bordeaux 'En Primeur'? Essentially it's a type of 'wine futures'. This is the traditional Bordeaux process of buying the wine while it is still in barrel, before it is bottled and released onto the market - with delivery around 2 years later. This allows you to gain access to many of the rare wines that are not available off the shelf, as well as a price significantly below the future retail. Glengarry are the leading specialists in this area, having purchased and imported en primeur since the famed 1982 vintage. This year's campaign is starting very soon (selling the 2020 vintage). Book a spot and come along after work for this informal introduction evening that will get you prepared. We'll have our fine wine specialists there to talk you through the process (while we enjoy some Bordeaux of course!)
When  |  5:30pm Thursday 13 May
Where  |  Glengarry Wines 118 Wellesley St West Auckland
Price  |  Free of Charge
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BORDEAUX 101 | TAKAPUNA

Bordeaux is one of the worlds greatest wine regions. Situated on the western Atlantic coast of France, this area has produced the finest Cabernet and Merlot based wines for hundreds of years. If you've always been interested in learning more about Bordeaux, this is the perfect evening to come and join us. We'll take you through everything you need to get started: Some of the history, difference between the areas, varieties, how to select and purchase, how to store, age, and drink them. And of course you'll be tasting some fabulous wines, from entry level through to classified growth Chateau. Grab some friends and book now for this event here or at Takapuna Tuesday 25th May.
When  |  7:00pm Tuesday 25 May
Where  |  Glengarry Wines Cnr Hurstmere & Killarney Takapuna
Price  |  $35.00
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BORDEAUX 101 | MT EDEN

Bordeaux is one of the worlds greatest wine regions. Situated on the western Atlantic coast of France, this area has produced the finest Cabernet and Merlot based wines for hundreds of years. If you've always been interested in learning more about Bordeaux, this is the perfect evening to come and join us. We'll take you through everything you need to get started: Some of the history, difference between the areas, varieties, how to select and purchase, how to store, age, and drink them. And of course you'll be tasting some fabulous wines, from entry level through to classified growth Chateau. Grab some friends and book now for this event here or at Mt Eden Wednesday 19th May.
When  |  7:00pm Wednesday 19 May
Where  |  Glengarry Wines 417 Mount Eden Road Mount Eden
Price  |  $35.00
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BORDEAUX 101 | THORNDON

Bordeaux is one of the worlds greatest wine regions. Situated on the western Atlantic coast of France, this area has produced the finest Cabernet and Merlot based wines for hundreds of years. If you've always been interested in learning more about Bordeaux, this is the perfect evening to come and join us. We'll take you through everything you need to get started: Some of the history, difference between the areas, varieties, how to select and purchase, how to store, age, and drink them. And of course you'll be tasting some fabulous wines, from entry level through to classified growth Chateau. Grab some friends and book now for this event here or at Thorndon.
When  |  6:00pm Tuesday 25 May
Where  |  Glengarry Thorndon 53 Hutt Road Pipitea
Price  |  $35.00
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When  |  12:00am Wednesday 17 November
Where  |  null
Price  |  Free of Charge
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