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  Pétrus tops NY sale
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Pétrus tops NY sale

Pétrus 1990 was the leading lot at Sotheby’s New York sale, with Lafite, Haut-Brion and Burgundy also making the list. The 12 bottle case of the Pomerol and a another 12-pack of 1989 were sold to a Latin American client for US$45,938 and […]

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  Piedmont 2010 perfectly timed
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Piedmont 2010 perfectly timed

Piedmont’s producers have hailed a “super vintage” as they release their 2010 wines into a market showing “unprecedented” demand for this region. Piedmont producers and David Gleave MW (centre) share their views on the 2010 harvest […]

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  Coravin tackles safety concerns
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Coravin tackles safety concerns

The manufacturer of Coravin, a device which enables people to sample wine without pulling the cork, has confirmed that it plans to resume shipments in mid-July after investigating an alarming safety concern. Earlier this month the company vo […]

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  Storage with style
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Storage with style

Fine wine storage in Hong Kong is becoming increasingly sophisticated and this in keeping with the need for provenance at auction. ON THE face of it, with its premium on space and often sweltering temperatures, Hong Kong must be a nightmare […]

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  Liv-ex 100 hits 2009 levels
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Liv-ex 100 hits 2009 levels

The Liv-ex 100 index has fallen back to October 2009 levels in June following 15 months of decline, with Bordeaux stabilising somewhat and DRC’s La Tâche taking a severe tumble. Château Margaux The index, which monitors the leading 100 f […]

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  Over 1,000 rare lots at London sale
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Over 1,000 rare lots at London sale

Sotheby’s has lined up over 1,000 “who’s who” lots of top flight Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhône for its London sale later this month. The auction, taking place on the 16 and 17 July will begin with a collection of mature claret from t […]

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  Most popular wines of 2014 – so far
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Most popular wines of 2014 – so far

Liv-ex has compiled a list of the most searched-for wines on its website and while Bordeaux still dominates the rise of the rest of the world is also evident. The first list was compiled in January 2011 just before the market peaked and at t […]

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  BBR offers Burgundy discounts
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BBR offers Burgundy discounts

London merchant Berry Bros Rudd is offering a wide array of discounts on its Burgundy offering until the end of the month. According to Purple Pages , the sale includes up to 40% off certain bottle prices and over 20% off case prices. Jancis […]

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  Champagne losing its fizz in fine wine market
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Champagne losing its fizz in fine wine market

After a recent surge, Champagne’s price appreciation has shuddered to a halt in 2014 although it may just be a temporary blip. Liv-ex noted in its July Cellar Watch report that a bull run on Champagne between 2011 and 2013 saw the Champagn […]

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  HDH takes number one spot in US
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HDH takes number one spot in US

Auction house Hart Davis Hart has taken the number one position in the US as the first half of the year draws to a close. Of the eight major auction houses operating in the US, HDH took 33.6% of the market share in the year to date, with Ack […]

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