Christie’s next Geneva sale will feature a collection of 19th century Port and Madeira as well as an extremely rare decanter of Royal Salute whisky and 1929 Haut-Brion.
Selling Bordeaux is not so much about the wine any more, it’s about the price, the promotion, and the next deal.
Vintage conditions in Bordeaux this year have favoured white wines and the Cabernet grape.
London-based fine wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has posted a loss of £7.3m this year – the first in recent memory for the family-owned company.
Fine wine shop Le Clos in Dubai International Airport has put a Balthazar of Château Margaux on sale for £122,000, making it the most expensive bottle of wine ever to be retailed.
Vignobles André Lurton has announced it has secured renowned winemaking consultant, Michel Rolland to work on improving the domaine’s wines.
Sotheby’s two-day Hong Kong auction last weekend, including the first ex-cellar sale from Domaine Clarence Dillon, was hailed as a resounding success and raised US$12 million.
Scottish artist Jonathan Warrender has taken inspiration from Bordeaux to create a collection of 26 drawings featuring some of the region’s most famous châteaux.
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 index is heading towards its second consecutive quarterly decline due to lack of demand for the Bordeaux 2012 vintage.
The Bordeaux harvest is late, the growing season was difficult and there are rains on the way – but there is more positive news for the whites.
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