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Saturday 22 October 2016 loc: GB


1801 Cognac sold for £222,000

A bottle of Cognac has been sold at Hedonism Wines in London for £222,000 – making it one of the most expensive bottles of the spirit ever bought.

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Week in pictures: Hong Kong

A Sotheby’s pre-auction tasting, Hong Kong’s first Bar Awards and tasting the 100-pointer Castillo Ygay white 1987. It’s a been a busy week for the dbHK team.

Friday, September 30th, 2016 No Comments »

Travel retail market shrinks but malt whisky holds its own

Blended whisky brands declined in the travel retail market according to the latest figures from the International Wine & Spirits Research – but malts have continued to hold their own.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 No Comments »

L’Odyssée D’un Roi Cognac to go under hammer at Sotheby’s

The Asia edition of Louis XIII’s L’Odyssée D’un Roi is part of Sotheby’s upcoming Hong Kong sale with a starting bid of HK$800,000 (US$103,000).

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 No Comments »

US spirits company snaps up UK whisky business

One of America’s largest private distillers, The Sazerac Company, has snapped up one of the UK’s “most exclusive” spirits businesses, The Last Drop Distillers.

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Hine offers rare 1916 vintage Cognac at auction

Hine has released one of the last remaining bottles of its 1916 vintage Cognac, for auction with the proceeds going toward a charity that supports disadvantaged youths.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 No Comments »

Hine releases 2006 single vineyard Cognac

Cognac producer Hine has released the second vintage of its single vineyard Grand Champagne Cognac from its Domaine de Bonneuil estate.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Louis XIII unveils £60k six-litre Cognac decanter

Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Cognac is to launch a six-litre Methuselah crystal decanter exclusively at Harrods costing £60,000.

Monday, July 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Hail wreaks havoc in Chablis, Cognac and Beaujolais

Violent hailstorms over the weekend have wreaked havoc in Chablis, Cognac and Beaujolais, with one producer describing the situation as “apocalyptic”.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Delamain Cognac – a blend of old and new

In the latest piece from the ‘Happy Wine Woman’, Simone Madden-Grey takes a rare venture into the world of spirits with a profile on Cognac producer Delamain.

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

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