Fine Wine

Bordeaux 2017: The campaign’s Swan-Ausone

The release of Château Ausone finally, after almost three months, draws a line under the 2017 en primeur campaign.

Bordeaux 2017: Right Bank rush

Cheval Blanc and other leading Right Bank estates led a last blast of releases to set the seal (or perhaps last nail in the coffin) on the 2017 en primeur campaign.

Guangdong busts US$35.5m worth of smuggled wines

Police in Guangdong province have busted another major smuggling wine case involving wines valued at more than RMB 230 million (US$35.5 million), including about 4,000 bottles of  blue chip wines such as first growth Bordeaux.

Henri Jayer sale is biggest wine auction ever

An ex-cellar sale of Henri Jayer wines has shattered all previous wine auction records to achieve an astonishing CHF34.5 million (£26.3m/US$34.5m), which the auctioneer, Baghera Wines, claims, “sets a new reference standard for all rare wine auctions”.

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