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Saturday 3 December 2016 loc: GB

Cognac

Multi-million yuan fake alcohol ring busted in China

Police in China’s Guangdong province have busted a counterfeit alcohol ring that had been refilling bottles of top brand spirits with cheap liquor and passing them off as the brand on the label.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 No Comments »

Louis XIII sells for £188k at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s has sold a magnum decanter of Louis XIII Cognac for £188,000 in London in the course of a wine sale that realised £2.7 million.

Friday, November 18th, 2016 No Comments »

Collection of ‘stunning beauty’ to be sold in London

Sotheby’s is to auction a collection of fine wines in London later this month, described as “one of the most exciting collections to come to auction in years.”

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

Grand Marnier family gives $5.8m to cure disorder

The Marnier Lapostolle Foundation, founded by the family responsible for Grand Marnier liqueur, has awarded a $5.8 million grant to help scientists find a cure for a rare genetic disorder.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 2 Comments »

Fine spirits dominate Bonhams next HK sale

Fine whiskies and Cognacs will dominate Bonhams next fine wine and spirit sale in Hong Kong this November.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Frapin’s Max Cointreau dies aged 94

Max Cointreau, former president of Cointreau and co-owner of Frapin Cognac, has died at the age of 94.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 No Comments »

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 »

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