The Spanish wine pioneer on his dreams of being a bullfighter, splashing out on fine wine and drinking DRC with Paco de Lucía.
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.
The top wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage as chosen by the trade for Liv-ex’s survey.
Two cases of Romanee-Conti’s 1990 vintage led sales at recent auctions in London and New York selling for £28,000 a piece.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was the most valuable fine wine sold by Sotheby’s in 2013.
A case of 1961 Château Latour à Pomerol from the cellars of its one-time owner, Madame Lacoste-Loubat, was sold for over £100,000 at auction this week.
Pétrus was the target of buyers at last weekend’s auction held by Christie’s in New York, with all of the top lots also going to Asian bidders.
Warwick Ross, producer of new wine documentary Red Obsession, has revealed how reluctant many of the Bordeaux first growths were to be interviewed for the project.
The Asian market is developing a thirst for Californian cult wine Screaming Eagle in addition to top Bordeaux and Burgundy.
US auction house Acker Merrall & Condit has lined up a host of current auction favourites for its upcoming Hong Kong sale, including the first full case of Screaming Eagle 1992 to be offered since 2008.
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