Infamous gangster Al Capone’s cocktail shaker and a claret jug from the Titanic are among the treasures at an extraordinary auction taking place in London next week.
Christie’s has topped the rankings for wine sales in 2013 with a £48 million total.
White Burgundy dominated the top lots at Sotheby’s London sale last week, with buyers snapping up Montrachet and Corton Charlemagne.
A six-litre decanter of Macallan has become the new world record holder for most expensive whisky sold at auction.
Bordeaux was still the top wine by volume for Sotheby’s in 2013 despite the Burgundy surge headed by Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was the most valuable fine wine sold by Sotheby’s in 2013.
Sotheby’s will begin its spring season in New York with an ex-cellar sale of wines from Domaine Drouhin.
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.
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