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.
The London-based auction house has seen continued demand for The Macallan, and a surge in interest in rare Japanese whisky in 2014.
The fine wine auction market is shifting depending on where the wine is sourced, where it’s sold and which corner of the world has the deepest pockets.
Hong Kong’s merchants make their fine wine recommendations for Chinese New Year – from Port to Champagne and the Rhône.
A pair of 19th century coaches commissioned by Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot are to go head-to-head at a Bonhams auction next month.
Mouton Rothschild’s director Philippe Dhalluin has told how a negative critical response to his first vintage at the estate led him to reassess dramatically its use of Cabernet Franc in the blend.
Burgundy and Spain will be a major part of Wally’s New York and Bonhams’ London sales towards the end of this month.
Auction house Bonhams has opened a restaurant in London with rising star Tom Kemble as head chef and two masters of wine taking care of the wine list.
Bonhams’ San Francisco auction raised $1.3 million last week, with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti proving its continued popularity in the US market.
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