As Asian demand grows for top-end Italians, UK wine merchants are upbeat about Italy’s prospects.
Bonhams next London sale later this month will be “dominated” by Italian wines, in particular a large collection of Super Tuscans from the Antinori stable.
The protests continue, db walks the streets, drinks Burgundy and looks for typos in unusual places.
Super Tuscan estate Ornellaia has raised CAD$126,500 (£69,000) through its annual charitable auction of large format bottles from the producer’s Vendemmia d’Artista series.
Former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is to sell off a substantial chunk of his wine collection via three auctions organised by Christie’s.
Liv-ex’s Fine Wine 100 index has fallen for the 12th consecutive month in March, an “unprecedented” milestone, while Pontet-Canet’s 2009 and 2010 vintages came “under fire”.
As Ornellaia unveiled the artistic collaboration for its latest 2011 vintage release, the Super Tuscan brand claimed that its wines are proving a “more solid” investment than gold or oil.
Tuscan estate Ornellaia has highlighted the pre-eminence of London for global wine collectors as it confirmed plans to host a second charity auction in the UK capital this year.
Chilean wine pioneer Aurelio Montes on his thirst for flying, sailing and riding, desire to be an actor, and why he joined the Chilean navy.
Ornellaia celebrated its 25th vintage release by raising £275,000 last night for the Royal Opera House in London, as well as conducting an extensive vertical tasting.
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