Gulf airline Emirates has announced it has spent US$500 million in “long-term investment” in its fine wine programme over the last decade.
Business students are developing a thirst for wine courses, with careers in the financial sector having lost their sheen due to the recession.
The Liv-ex 100 index showed a rise for the fourth month in a row in November, with Champagne top of the movers as Christmas approaches.
The don of Bordeaux on his fear of speeches, love of expensive cars and the sadness of missing out on a rowing Blue at Cambridge.
Thomas Duroux of Château Palmer, Xavier Sanchez of Pichon Baron, Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly and merchant François Thienpont give their views on en primeur and next year’s campaign.
Late November has seen no let up in the Hong Kong wine industry’s programme of events.
Heritage Auction’s early December sale will feature over 700 lots of top Burgundy from Dugat to Groffier to the ubiquitous DRC.
New figures released by Liv-ex show Haut Brion, the perennial “also-ran” among First Growths, pulling away from its rivals.
Auction house Sotheby’s is to offer the “best of the best” at its next Hong Kong auction next month with over 200 lots of the world’s finest wines up for grabs.
A wine merchant in the Chinese city of Shenzen has held a public destruction of several bottles of fake Lafite he bought at auction.
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