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Saturday 25 October 2014

Fine Wine

Wine lovers urged to embrace old Rioja

‘Buy it while you can’ was the message from Sarah Jane Evans MW at a 50th anniversary tasting of Rioja’s classic 1964 vintage in London.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 1 Comment »

Hotel in Champagne diamond lucky dip

Assuming they don’t swallow it by mistake, one lucky guest at a New Year’s Eve party in Munich will find a €2,500 (£1,970) diamond in their Champagne flute.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Liv-ex toasts a broader market

If the secondary market is becoming a little less reliant on Bordeaux and its First Growths that’s no bad thing claims Liv-ex.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Q&A with Cellina Chan

Justerini & Brooks’ new Hong Kong head of sales, Cellina Chan, on expanding the company’s Asian operations.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Uncorked: Jancis Robinson MW

Prolific author and FT columnist, Jancis Robinson MW became the first wine writer to receive an OBE in 2003 alongside David Beckham.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Tool for whisky collectors to rival Liv-ex

David Robertson speaks to the drinks business about his new whisky consultancy and how he hopes it will do for Scotch what Liv-ex has done for wine.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Low wine trade over China National Day

The Chinese “Golden Week” holiday last week resulted in minimal trading in fine wine, with Bordeaux seeing a slight decline in its share of trade.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 No Comments »

DRC superlot auction sets world record

A “superlot” of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti has become the most expensive auction lot ever, selling for over HK$12 million (£1m) in Hong Kong.

Monday, October 6th, 2014 No Comments »

CWG hails best ever auction

The 30th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction raised a record R11.9 million (£659k), as organisers hailed an “unprecedented surge in prices”.

Monday, October 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Yapp releases old gems from the Rhône

Rhône specialists – Yapp Brothers have just issued an archive release of older vintages from the northern Rhone and Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

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