When Hannibal Lector uttered his line about eating a man’s liver with “fava beans and a nice Chianti”, his food and wine matching choice was very deliberate.
Two of Burgundy’s top producers, Nicolas Groffier and Sebastien Cathiard, have expressed their delight at the rapidly growing appreciation of Burgundy that is developing in Hong Kong.
Auction house Zachys has reported “fantastic” results for Japanese whiskies at its most recent sale in Hong Kong.
With months before Parker pronounces on this year’s en primeur, and rumours he might not get to Bordeaux until April, merchants are eyeing up 2005.
Burgundy may be rocking the auction world in Hong Kong and exciting interest in Asia, but its core customers remain closer to home for Berry Bros.
Over the last six months the famed 2005 vintage has been starting to move on Liv-ex, with a little help from Mr Robert Parker.
UK merchants could be left sorely disappointed, following pleas for a return to 2008 pricing for the coming en primeur campaign in Bordeaux.
Auction house Hart Davis Hart’s season will begin with a two-day long sale in Chicago featuring an “astounding range” of fine wines and whiskies.
Having studied viticulture at Perugia University, Chiara Lungarotti took over the family’s Lungarotti winery in Umbria in 1999.
The momentum behind Italian fine wines is building as January progresses though Bordeaux continues to dominate trade by value.
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