Serena Sutcliffe MW has stepped down from her position as worldwide head of Sotheby’s Wine after 24 years in the role.
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has put his estate in the south of France, which includes a Pirates of the Caribbean themed wine cave, on the market for £16.5m.
Sotheby’s London fine wine sale saw strong bidding for Champagne and a case of Armand Rousseau beating Domaine de la Romanée-Conti into second place.
Sotheby’s wine sales in New York have exceeded US$10 million in the first half of this year following a successful sale last weekend.
Sotheby’s en primeur campaign was a sterling success according to the auction house, with sales up 90% on 2013.
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.
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.
Auction house Sotheby’s is to host a pop-up version of Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana, ranked the third best restaurant in the world, in London this month.
Sotheby’s latest Hong Kong sale featuring an ex-cellar consignment of Burgundy from Maison Camille Giroud has made over HK$12 million.
Auction house Sotheby’s has hailed its largest New York wine sale for 15 years, with the “Don Stott Cellar” making over US$8 million.
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