UK auction house Sotheby’s held a two day sale in London last week that achieved nearly £1.3 million as sales for the first half of the year rose 33% on the same period in 2013.
A group of bartenders got back to nature by foraging for botanicals this week, while db’s Lucy Shaw helped celebrate London Sherry bar Pepito’s fourth birthday.
db’s man about Hong Kong, Rupert Millar, rounds up some of the best wines tasted while out and about in the city lately.
Auction house Hart Davis Hart has taken the number one position in the US as the first half of the year draws to a close.
The best places to drink Bourbon cocktails in Hong Kong, modern Toro from ancient vines and New Zealand Chardonnay.
London merchant Berry Bros & Rudd is offering a wide array of discounts on its Burgundy offering until the end of the month.
A rare Burgundy and historic Bordeaux lead the Bonhams July sale alongside some other French classics.
Liv-ex has compiled a list of the most searched-for wines on its website and while Bordeaux still dominates the rise of the rest of the world is also evident.
Sotheby’s has lined up over 1,000 “who’s who” lots of top flight Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhône for its London sale later this month.
The Liv-ex 100 index has fallen back to October 2009 levels in June following 15 months of decline, with Bordeaux stabilising somewhat and DRC’s La Tâche taking a severe tumble.
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