Jamie Ritchie has been named as Sotheby’s new ‘worldwide head of wine’ and will oversee all of the house’s wine auction and retail businesses.
With Vinexpo now a distant memory, dbHK was gripped by auction fever and sank spirits with the defiantly non conformist author of the Whisky Bible, Jim Murray.
Sotheby’s upcoming Château Palmer auction includes trips to the estate, the chance to buy a barrel of its 2015 vintage and rare opportunities to bid on classic vintages. We look at the top 10 lots on offer.
A charity auction featuring the eighth edition of Ornellaia’s ‘L’Eleganza Vendemmia d’Artista’ series has raised €114,000 for the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
The sale of fine wines from the cellar of Bill Koch smashed multiple records at the weekend, the collection realising US$21.9 million in total.
Ten bottles of Château Mouton Rothschild 1945 from the collection of Bill Koch has set a new record as one of the most expensive wine lots ever sold at auction.
New records for Henri Jayer were set at Sotheby’s latest London sale as bidding on a “time capsule” of wines from the domaine propelled the auction to a £1.5 million haul.
Château Palmer is to sell a barrel of its 2015 vintage at auction in Hong Kong as part of an ex-cellar consignment this June.
“A veritable time capsule” of fine wines spanning six decades and including much sought after labels from Henri Jayer will go on sale in London at Sotheby’s this May.
It was Lafite rather than Pétrus or Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, that topped Sotheby’s latest London sale.
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