A six-litre imperial of Macallan “M”, rare Burgundy from Armand Rousseau and an ex-cellar collection of Veuve Clicquot will kickstart Sotheby’s 2014 season in Hong Kong.
The “vast majority” of wines found at the home of alleged wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan were fakes, a wine authentication expert has testified in court.
Burgundy’s bull run of the auction circuit continued apace this week with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Henri Jayer topping Sotheby’s best lots.
Burgundy’s winning run at auction continued unabated last week with the region topping the charts in London and New York.
A collection of Moët & Chandon dating back to 1914 was sold for £147,333 at auction this week.
Signs that the North American market is getting stronger were in evidence last weekend at Sotheby’s New York sale.
Next week’s Sotheby’s sale will feature a collection of Moët & Chandon dating back to the First World War and Bordeaux recovered from a 19th century shipwreck.
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.
Sotheby’s two-day Hong Kong auction last weekend, including the first ex-cellar sale from Domaine Clarence Dillon, was hailed as a resounding success and raised US$12 million.
Champagne house Moët & Chandon is to auction off two rare bottles of its 1914 Grand Vintage Collection through a Sotheby’s auction in November.
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