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.
Angelo Gaja has declassified his single vineyard Barbaresco wines for the 2012 vintage and blended them together in a “super cuvee” instead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bidders fought intensely over 217 bottles of rare Japanese whisky which altogether fetched over HK$4 million (US$500,000) at Zachys’ recent sale.
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.
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