The trafficking of false labels of fine wine is apparently soaring on the internet as one such fraudster in Bordeaux was recently jailed for four months.
The annual charity auction at the Hospices de Beaune in Burgundy this November will be one of the smallest in years – but the wines show promise.
The 2005 vintage of Haut-Brion has dipped below £5,000 a case on Liv-ex, further strengthening the index’s claim it offers the best value of the first growths.
Wine doesn’t sell itself – especially Bordeaux right now – so it’s time to see some customers.
The 2009 vintages of Lafite and Latour find themselves in very different places four years after their release, with a 30% gap in pricing now separating the two.
A case of 1961 Château Latour à Pomerol from the cellars of its one-time owner, Madame Lacoste-Loubat, was sold for over £100,000 at auction this week.
Three people have been arrested by UK police for allegedly selling fictitious wine through a fake wine investment company, Worldwide Wine Investments.
An Italian father and son have been arrested on suspicion of counterfeiting €2 million worth of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
The Primum Familiae Vini, a collection of some of the world’s leading wine estates, are offering a prestigious “Passport” to visit each of them at a charity auction in London this week.
Some of Australia’s leading properties will top the bill at Bonhams’ fine wine sale in London later this week.
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