A world of wine

News from the world of wine: wine auctions, wine holidays, enological curiosities. Be updated on what happens around the planet. Tips  from the sales in Hong Kong and the Asian market, New York, London, Paris, Italy, South Africa, South America, from online sales and from the collectibles sector. Learn how to store your bottles, the right temperature of a cellar and how to recognise fakes.

Francis Ford Coppola, what a collector!

Francis Ford Coppola, what a collector!

Cabernet Sauvignon of Inglenook 1941, sold in 2004, is considered one of the most expensive bottles of American wine. It was produced by the Inglenook winery, founded in 1879 in the Napa Valley, California. It was  bought in 1975 by Francis Ford Coppola thanks to the...

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Wine in Ancient Rome mixed with water

Wine in Ancient Rome mixed with water

In Ancient Rome wine was mixed with water.  Undiluted wine (merum) was reseverd to Gods. The Romans usually mixed one part of wine with two parts water (sometimes warm or even salted with sea water to preseve it). Often wine was added with sugar or honey and made...

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The world’s most expensive Whisky

The world’s most expensive Whisky

Sotheby’s Wine is pleased to unveil the full contents of our autumn 2018 auctions in New York. Led by The Macallan 1926 60 Year Old (Sir Peter Blake Label) as well as an historic offering of Rare Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Wines from the Personal Cellar of Robert...

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The cellar from the estate of Jerry Perenchio

The cellar from the estate of Jerry Perenchio

One of the most superb collections of mature wines ever to appear at auction, the cellar of the legendary entrepreneur Jerry Perenchio brought a total of HK$52,821,120 / US$6,730,467, doubling pre-sale expectations (est. HK$19.7-27.5 million / US$2.5-3.5 million),...

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Rare Wines from a Single Owner Collection

Rare Wines from a Single Owner Collection

17 March 2018, Hong Kong Christie’s continues to champion the very best from the world of wine and  brought to auction, for the first time in Hong Kong, an unparalleled selection of South African ‘Grand Crus’. The collection of rare vintage wines, each of supreme...

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Sotheby’s London sale of Finest & Rarest Wines

Sotheby’s London sale of Finest & Rarest Wines

Sotheby’s London sale of Finest & Rarest Wines on 18 April brought a total of £1,045,206 ($1,494,645) against a pre-sale estimate £806,690 - 1,016,110, with 96% of lots sold. Stephen Mould, Sotheby’s Head of Wine, Europe, said: “Bordeaux dominated the results,...

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