The world’s finest bottles of pure Grenache – from Château Rayas to Torbreck’s Les Amis – are to feature in a comparative tasting in London on 12 October, and there are still a few spaces left for the trade.
Sotheby’s first autumn sale in New York made close to US$5 million last week with white Burgundy, Rhône and Barolo leading the way in the first session.
Around a third of the grapes destined for Guigal’s rare Condrieu wine “Luminescence” have been stolen, it has been reported
A “who’s who” of fine wines will feature at Sotheby’s London sale on 15 July from Burgundy to Bordeaux, Tuscany and the Rhône.
A much lauded vintage, high Parker points but hampered by low liquidity the best wines of the Rhône sometimes struggle to capitalise on their many strong points.
Christie’s last sale of fine and rare wines saw 2005 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti sell well above its high estimate as demand for mature Burgundy continues.
PX tastings, Malbec World Day, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and an audience with Allen Meadows – it’s all go for the db HK team in the last week.
US auction house, Hart Davis Hart is toasting a US$4.9 million auction in Chicago with “phenomenal” prices paid for Pétrus, Rousseau and Sine Qua Non.
As Grenache plantings see global decline, one Master of Wine argues that the variety’s versatility, love of heat, disease resistance and “friendly” style make it worthy of greater attention.
Auction house Hart Davis Hart’s season will begin with a two-day long sale in Chicago featuring an “astounding range” of fine wines and whiskies.
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