Forget Bordeaux, Italy or the Rhône, the wines to have bet on are part of an obscure Liv-ex index – ‘The Rest of the World 50’
In Canada’s heavily regulated market, new pricing rules could seriously damage business in British Columbia as fine wine sales flood east.
The Liv-ex 100 index showed a rise for the fourth month in a row in November, with Champagne top of the movers as Christmas approaches.
Florence Cathiard, who has co-owned Château Smith Haut Lafitte since 1990, speaks to the drinks business about life, love and her desert island vine.
A London merchant has become the third UK business victim this month of major wine theft, after fraudsters conned the firm out of almost £50,000-worth of stock.
Christie’s latest fine wine sale in Hong Kong made in excess of HK$36 million, driven by perennial auction favourite DRC and exceptionally old and rare Yquem.
Thomas Duroux of Château Palmer, Xavier Sanchez of Pichon Baron, Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly and merchant François Thienpont give their views on en primeur and next year’s campaign.
Heritage Auction’s early December sale will feature over 700 lots of top Burgundy from Dugat to Groffier to the ubiquitous DRC.
The third Great Tokaj Auction will take place in Hungary’s Sárospatak Castle on 25 April next year.
New figures released by Liv-ex show Haut Brion, the perennial “also-ran” among First Growths, pulling away from its rivals.
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