Sotheby’s New York sale featuring the collection of entrepreneur James Clark made over US$2.5 million last weekend.
D’Arenberg’s flamboyant owner and winemaker, Chester Osborn, has been passionate about wine since he sat on Les Evans’ knee aged seven.
Last week saw an uptick in trade for Bordeaux’s first growths on Liv-ex, as “off” vintages yet again boosted the region amid more growth for fine wine.
The Chinese “Golden Week” holiday last week resulted in minimal trading in fine wine, with Bordeaux seeing a slight decline in its share of trade.
A “superlot” of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti has become the most expensive auction lot ever, selling for over HK$12 million (£1m) in Hong Kong.
US auctioneer Hart Davis Hart has opened its autumn sales season with a US$6.6 million auction in Chicago, Burgundy leading the way.
Acker Merrall & Condit’s first Hong Kong sale of the autumn season proved the continuing health of the Asian auction market.
Sotheby’s is to auction off 114 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in Hong Kong this October – the most valuable lot ever offered at a wine sale.
The self-taught Portuguese winemaker on feeling dazed and confused, tasting 99 wines in one sitting and why patience is a virtue.
Vintage Champagne is being touted as the next big wine investment by London-based fine wine merchant Woolf Sung.
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