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Monday 6 July 2015

Fine Wine

‘Lesser’ vintages lead iDealwine auctions

A Hong Kong buyer snapped up a six-bottle case of 1999 Chateau Palmer at iDealwine’s May auctions, as the weak euro continues to entice buyers from Asia.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Gaja releases ‘super cuvée’

Angelo Gaja has declassified his single vineyard Barbaresco wines for the 2012 vintage and blended them together in a “super cuvee” instead.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Piedmont 2011: instant gratification?

As Piedmont’s 2011 vintage follows the acclaimed 2010 into the market, producers and trade are getting behind a “more approachable”, if less consistent expression of this region.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Sotheby’s appoints new Asia head of wine

Sotheby’s has named Adam Bilbey as its new head of wine for Asia, replacing Robert Sleigh who is taking on a new role in the management team in the region.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Corney & Barrow makes the case for EP

Fine wine merchant Corney & Barrow has made the case for buying en primeur in a letter to its clients, focusing on the “superb” value in wines below £500 a case.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Who are fine wine buyers listening to?

Fine wine traders Wine Owners have looked into who fine wine buyers listen to and how they gather opinion before splashing out – or not – on fine wine purchases.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 2 Comments »

World’s ‘most valuable’ collection of Mouton

A 153-bottle collection of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, believed to be the largest unified range in existence, is set for private sale in Hong Kong.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Rare Champagne dominates late June auctions

Sotheby’s and Hart Davis Hart will be offering rare collections of top Champagne alongside a cornucopia of other fine wine at their sales in late June.

Monday, June 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Japanese whisky reigns at Zachys’ HK auction

Bidders fought intensely over 217 bottles of rare Japanese whisky which altogether fetched over HK$4 million (US$500,000) at Zachys’ recent sale.

Monday, June 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Rioja Alta 2005 a ‘gift’ for merchants

As merchants struggled to enthuse their clients during the Bordeaux 2014 campaign, they had rather less trouble selling through their allocations of the 2005 Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 No Comments »

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