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Wednesday 26 October 2016 loc: US


Sauternes abounds at Sotheby’s sale

Sotheby’s first London fine wine sale of the winter season includes rare Sauternes and Champagne among the more usual cornucopia of claret and Burgundy.

Monday, September 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Liv-ex 1000 hits record high

The Liv-ex 1000 index hit a new all-time high in August, exceeding even the China-driven peak in 2011, while the Fine Wine 100 entered its ninth month of positive gains.

Monday, September 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Friarwood Fine Wine branches into e-commerce

London wine merchant Friarwood Fine Wines is stepping up its ambition with the launch of its new e-commerce business next month, as it plans further retail expansion.

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Bonhams announces autumn line-up

Auctioneer Bonhams has announced the line-up for its first fine wine sale of the autumn, which will be dominated by Burgundy and Bordeaux.

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 No Comments »

A time to hedge one’s bets?

We were very interested to see this headline over the weekend: “Hedge funds pile up record bets against sterling”. Without going too deeply into the arguments, these denizens of Mayfair seem to think that the economy is going to struggle post Brexit and that interest rates are due to stay low for some time.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 No Comments »

Crus Bourgeois president dies aged 54

Frédéric de Luze, president of the Médoc Crus Bourgeois, has died at the age of 54 following a long illness, the organisation has confirmed.

Friday, August 26th, 2016 No Comments »

What fine wines are merchants looking at?

First growth claret remains the most searched for group of wines by merchants in the UK, France, Hong Kong, China and Belgium Liv-ex has said.

Friday, August 26th, 2016 No Comments »

HDH to auction off fallen oil man’s collection

The cellar of the late Aubrey McClendon, during his lifetime one of the biggest wine collectors in the US, is to be auctioned off by Hart Davis Hart this September.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 No Comments »

What are you waiting for?

The fine wine market shows no signs of letting up, and although the end of last week saw a slight fall in index terms, as this week has begun we have seen nothing but rising bids, with offers “leaving the building” a bit sharpish.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux sales ‘reach five-year high’

Sales of Bordeaux’s top fine wines have reached a five-year high off the back of rising demand from Asia due to the fall in the value of the pound post-Brexit.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 No Comments »

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