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Friday 18 April 2014

Fine Wine

Chinese buyers swoop on presidential wines

Chinese collectors have been quick to pounce on the first batch of wines to go on sale from the Elysée Palace .

Friday, May 31st, 2013 2 Comments »

First ex-cellar Haut-Brion sale for HK

Sotheby’s will host an ex-cellar sale of Domaine Clarence Dillon in Hong Kong this autumn.

Friday, May 31st, 2013 No Comments »

Recioto needs updating

Producers in Valpolicella are forgetting about Recioto as the popularity of Amarone continues and it is in urgent need of updating says on the region’s biggest winemakers.

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 No Comments »

Fine wine auctions: hammering out the issues

The last year has seen fine wine down overall, Burgundy prices rise and fraudsters at large. Stuart George examines the auction market from 2012 to 2013.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 No Comments »

Burgundy reigns in NY and HK

Burgundy topped the results at Acker Merrall & Condit’s New York sale and Christie’s Hong Kong auction last week.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 No Comments »

Japanese whiskies sell out at HK auction

Bonhams’ Hong Kong sale this week saw fierce bidding for a collection of rare Japanese whiskies.

Friday, May 24th, 2013 No Comments »

En primeur: ‘It’s not rocket science’

With the 2012 campaign over, merchants have spoken to the drinks business about the campaign’s shortcomings and what it may mean for the future of the en primeur system.

Friday, May 24th, 2013 No Comments »

On this day…

On this day in 1976 California famously took on Bordeaux and Burgundy at the Judgement of Paris tasting.

Friday, May 24th, 2013 No Comments »

Blandy’s new vineyards in pictures

Pictures from Blandy’s new vineyards on Madeira, including the planting of an entirely new plot.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

DP ’04 off to a flying start

Wine merchant Bordeaux Index has reported sales of over £1 million in three hours for the new 2004 Dom Pérignon.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

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