Wine-buyers the world over will be green with envy at the news of a small northern French auction-house selling top vintage wines at slashed prices.
UK auction house Sotheby’s held a two day sale in London last week that achieved nearly £1.3 million as sales for the first half of the year rose 33% on the same period in 2013.
US auction house Acker Merrall & Condit has paid a “substantial sum” to billionaire wine collector Bill Koch in an out of court settlement.
Sotheby’s and eBay have joined forces in the hope of expanding the reach of auctions for rare and vintage wines.
Auction house Hart Davis Hart has taken the number one position in the US as the first half of the year draws to a close.
Champagne may have a reputation for pricey grapes, but the region has been overshadowed after a single bunch of Japanese grapes sold for over £3,000.
Sotheby’s has lined up over 1,000 “who’s who” lots of top flight Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhône for its London sale later this month.
Some highlights of the up-coming sale of rare spirits by Spink in Hong Kong next month.
Spink auctioneers are offering collectors the chance to buy rare rums, whiskies, Cognacs and eaux-de-vies in bottle and cask at its next Hong Kong sale in July.
Pétrus 1990 was the leading lot at Sotheby’s New York sale, with Lafite, Haut-Brion and Burgundy also making the list.
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