A London merchant has become the third UK business victim this month of major wine theft, after fraudsters conned the firm out of almost £50,000-worth of stock.
Christie’s latest fine wine sale in Hong Kong made in excess of HK$36 million, driven by perennial auction favourite DRC and exceptionally old and rare Yquem.
Thomas Duroux of Château Palmer, Xavier Sanchez of Pichon Baron, Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly and merchant François Thienpont give their views on en primeur and next year’s campaign.
Heritage Auction’s early December sale will feature over 700 lots of top Burgundy from Dugat to Groffier to the ubiquitous DRC.
The third Great Tokaj Auction will take place in Hungary’s Sárospatak Castle on 25 April next year.
New figures released by Liv-ex show Haut Brion, the perennial “also-ran” among First Growths, pulling away from its rivals.
With an eye on Christmas, Château d’Yquem has released a number of smart presentation cases with single bottles featuring vintages dating back to 1982.
Auction house Sotheby’s is to offer the “best of the best” at its next Hong Kong auction next month with over 200 lots of the world’s finest wines up for grabs.
Part two of auction house Wally’s Roy Welland Collection sale raised US$5.6 million, smashing its low estimate of $3.6m.
David Baverstock, head winemaker at Herdade do Esporão in the Alentejo, speaks to the drinks business about his illustrious career in Portugal.
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