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Monday 30 November 2015


On this day 1264… Jerez liberated

On this day in 1264 the Kingdom of Castile captured Jerez de la Frontera from the Moors.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Burgundy drifts down trading table

Champagne has usurped Burgundy as the third most traded wine region so far this year on Liv-ex.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Fine Wine 1000 edges up in September

The Fine Wine 1000 index on Liv-ex edged upwards in September thanks to gains from Champagne and Burgundy.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Sotheby’s sales results ahead of 2014

Sotheby’s sales results so far this autumn are “comfortably” ahead of where they were in 2014 after a HK$53 million sale in Hong Kong.

Monday, October 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Asda boosts online offering with 100 new wines 

Asda is boosting its online wine shop with the addition of nearly 100 new and fine wines, with around 75% of them coming from France.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Sotheby’s NY sale roars to $4.8m

Sotheby’s first autumn sale in New York made close to US$5 million last week with white Burgundy, Rhône and Barolo leading the way in the first session.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Napoleon drank Champagne and ‘Cape’ wine in exile

It is well known that Napoleon drank Vin de Constance while in exile on St Helena, but his cellar was apparently much broader than first thought.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

HDH begins autumn with $5.4m sale

Chicago auction house, Hart Davis Hart began its autumn season with a “stellar” sale that realised US$5.4 million.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Keeper of the faith: Sylvain Pitiot

In a heartfelt tribute marking his friend’s retirement, Michael Edwards tells the story of Sylvain Pitiot, the serene and somewhat ecclesiastical winemaker who, after ten years, is calling an end to his time at the helm of Burgundy’s Clos de Tart.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Lyons collection 100% sold

The final part of Graham Lyons’ fine wine collection was 100% sold by Zachys in Hong Kong last week and realised over HK$31 million.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 No Comments »

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