The Bordeaux en primeur campaign continues at a crawl with recent releases doing little to stir much excitement.
US auction house Hart Davis Hart is celebrating its May sale which brought in US$5.9 million thanks to demand for Bordeaux, Champagne and cult Napa Cab.
Christie’s New York has sold a work by artist René Magritte that was painted on an empty bottle of claret for over US$700,000.
Clos du Marquis, Clerc Milon and Rieussec have added their names to the growing list of en primeur releases but the increases are getting bigger.
Château Palmer has released the price of its second wine ‘Alter Ego’, which at €44 is just over 14% more the opening price of the 2014 wine.
The New York Public Library has digitised some of the wine purchases of the US’s most well-known oenophile president, Thomas Jefferson.
The number of en primeur releases is starting to pick up with Pape Clément, Armailhac, Malescot St Exupéry and Langoa Barton now out.
Baghera Wines will auction over 1,400 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in Geneva this month, at an auction its founder says will “go down in history”.
Bordeaux and Champagne make up the lion’s share of Bonhams upcoming fine wine sale in London.
After a short lull in releases the Bordeaux en primeur campaign continues this morning with Beychevelle and Lafleur – are their prices “fair”?
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