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.
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.
Twelve bottles of 1988 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti claimed the top lot spot and sold for HK$1,347,500 (US$174,508) at Christie’s recent Hong Kong auction.
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.
Auctioneer Bonhams has announced the line-up for its first fine wine sale of the autumn, which will be dominated by Burgundy and Bordeaux.
Domaine-Thomson’s Explorer Pinot Noir has been taken on by Cathay Pacific to serve in its first class cabins.
Lidl has introduced its broadest Cellar of French wines, which is the first to be largely chosen by its consultant MW team.
A bottle of 1961 Hermitage La Chapelle was the most expensive wine sold by online auctioneer iDealwine in the first half of the year.
This Sunday marks the 621st anniversary of Philip the Bold’s famous edict banning Gamay from the Côte d’Or, an act which has had far-reaching consequences for the region.
Liv-ex has announced that it has made a number of changes to the Liv-ex 100 index in its annual update, with two Bordeaux labels now being listed for the first time.
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