A fantastic array of rare Champagne and claret belonging to Yves Saint Laurent’s partner, Pierre Bergé, is to be auctioned in Paris next week.
The ‘Rest of the World 50’ sub-index on the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 declined in February as Bordeaux continued to make (small) gains.
American oak “does not match” with Cabernet Sauvignon, according to Brad Grimes, winemaker at Napa’s Abreu Vineyards.
Fine wine merchant Bordeaux Index has rebranded to the simpler ‘BI’ to better reflect its diverse range and expertise.
Prestige cuvée Champagnes were among the leading brands in February as the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index rose 1.2%, its biggest gain in over a year.
The fine wine auction scene is certainly heating up, especially at Sotheby’s. Here, we take you through last year’s biggest selling labels at the famous auction house.
The 2015 harvest in Bordeaux included a substantial rise in the amount of wine destined for crémant production and a fall in that for rosé.
Sotheby’s fine wine sales in London and New York made over US$3 million and included the first sale in Ornellaia’s ‘Archivio Storico’ project.
At its best the 2013 Bordeaux vintage is becoming increasingly Pinot Noir-like as it ages, argues critic Jean-Marc Quarin.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was the most profitable wine label for auction house Sotheby’s last year, while Mouton made significant gains.
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