Online auction firm Bid for Wine has been sold to The Fine Art Auction Group in what its founders called “an exciting opportunity for customers”.
Featuring smaller-sized lots and classic vintages of Burgundy and Bordeaux, Acker will offer Asia collectors what the auction house describes as “the best of France, Europe and Beyond.”
An unopened bottle of beer discovered in a garage, originally brewed for an expedition to the Arctic in 1875, has sold for more than five times its estimate.
A Hong Kong buyer snapped up a six-bottle case of 1999 Chateau Palmer at iDealwine’s May auctions, as the weak euro continues to entice buyers from Asia.
An auction organised by Napa Valley Vintners has raised $15.8 million for charity, breaking several records in the process.
Bidders fought intensely over 217 bottles of rare Japanese whisky which altogether fetched over HK$4 million (US$500,000) at Zachys’ recent sale.
Christie’s last sale of fine and rare wines saw 2005 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti sell well above its high estimate as demand for mature Burgundy continues.
On the cusp of its 200th anniversary, Comte Liger-Belair sets new world records at Acker Merrall & Condit’s HK auction last weekend.
A bottle of fine wine sold at a London auction last week could be undrinkable, despite the £11,750 price-tag.
Yamazaki 50 year old has set a new world record at HK$306,250, beating a previous sale of HK$257,250.
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