I know we have a lot of wine enthusiasts and people in the wine business here, and I was hoping some could weigh in on the significance of the big news about Chateau Latour's announcement this week that they are getting out of the en primeur or futures market for their future releases. Does this mean the system is on the way out, at least for Bordeaux?

I have only a rudimentary understanding of the en primeur system myself, so maybe a brief dumb-guy explanation of how it works might be helpful too.