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  Bordeaux heading for ‘collective suicide’
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Bordeaux heading for ‘collective suicide’

One of Bordeaux’s most respected Sauternes producers, Alexandre de Lur-Saluces, has warned that Bordeaux is heading for “collective suicide” if it continues with its current pricing strategy. In a letter to négociants, Saluces, owner […]

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  Ex-cellar Cheval Blanc sale in HK
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Ex-cellar Cheval Blanc sale in HK

An ex-cellar collection worth over HK$6 million is to be auctioned by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong at the end of the month. Over 200 lots of the Right Bank grand cru classé will go under the hammer on 28 May, valued between $6.3m and $9.5m and […]

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  Bonhams lines up European cellars for London sale
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Bonhams lines up European cellars for London sale

Bonhams’ next London fine wine sale will feature collections from a selection of European cellars spanning top flight Bordeaux, Burgundy, Italian and mature Rioja. Taking place on Thursday 22 May, Bordeaux dominates the line-up with a case […]

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  HDH toasts $4m Burgundy sale
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HDH toasts $4m Burgundy sale

US auction house Hart Davis Hart is celebrating another record breaking sale of Burgundy in Chicago that was 100% sold and made over US$4 million. The sale was held on 19 May and made $4.1m against an expected $2.6-$3.9m, with half the lots […]

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  Parker scores begin to move 2011s
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Parker scores begin to move 2011s

The Bordeaux 2011s have received a boost since Robert Parker’s in-bottle scores, with trades in the vintage almost up to almost 20% of Bordeaux trading activity on Liv-ex this month. Chateau Palmer Parker released his scores at the begin […]

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  Alex Ferguson’s wine makes £2m
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Alex Ferguson’s wine makes £2m

Christie’s sale of wines from Sir Alex Ferguson’s collection made over £2 million (HK$29.3m) this weekend in Hong Kong. The leading lot from the ex-Manchester United managers cellar was a Methuselah of 1997 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti […]

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  Top 10 London Wine Week events
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Top 10 London Wine Week events

A seven-day celebration of the capitals ever-evolving wine scene taking place between 2-8 June, London Wine Week, organised by the team behind London Cocktail Week, gives curious oenophiles the chance to taste an array of wines by the glass […]

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  Cheval Blanc collection makes $11m
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Cheval Blanc collection makes $11m

An ex-cellar collection of Cheval Blanc made over HK$11 million when it was auctioned by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong last weekend. All 600 lots, with over 220 large format bottles included, were sold with the top lot being a Nebuchadnezzar of t […]

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  Sir Alex Burgundy sweeps London sale
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Sir Alex Burgundy sweeps London sale

Burgundy from the cellar of Sir Alex Ferguson and a rare case of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg 1945 dominated Christie’s London sale yesterday. The sale at Christie’s on Thursday 5 June included the follow up to the first part […]

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HDH lines up historic Chicago sale

Hart Davis Hart has announced the largest sale in its history, spanning “unique” offerings from France, Italy, Germany, Australia and the US to take place in Chicago at the end of the month. Set to take place on 27 and 28 June, the sale […]

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