Finest & Rarest Wines sale in Geneva, 15 May 2018

Geneva May the 4th, 2018 Fine & Rare Wines auction, was held on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 in Geneva. The sale featured a selection of wines with over 700 lots on offer. Highlights within the sale included, a rare case of 1945 Latour alongside a 1715 Madeira – the...

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...

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,...

How to look at wine, how to smell it, how to buy it

How to look at wine The first step in tasting a wine happens before you actually taste the wine. When the wine is first poured into your glass — before swirling it, smelling it, or sipping it — just look at it. The reason you look at the wine is to get a sense of its...

A world of wine

News from the world of wine: wine auctions, wine holidays, enological curiosities. Keep updated on what happens around the planet. Tips from the sales in Honk Kong and the Asian market, New York, London, Paris, Italy, South Africa, South America, from the online sales and from the collectibles sector.
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Bordeaux Takes Centre Stage in Sotheby’s October Wine Sale

Bordeaux Takes Centre Stage in Sotheby’s October Wine Sale

This autumn, Bordeaux takes centre stage in Sotheby’s sale of Finest and Rarest Wines in London on 31 October, with offerings spanning the last four decades.  Highlights include Margaux 1982, Mouton 1986, Lafite 1990, Latour 1996, along with seven vintages of Le Pin....

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...

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...

EXPERT WINE TIPS

Are there rules for pairing wine and food? Is there a way to test a wine's acidity? With these tips, you will be thinking like a professional sommelier in no time. Learn how to smell wine, to taste it, to recognize tannins and flavours, to use the right glasses, to buy the right bottle without spending a fortune.
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Aleatico di Gradoli, a sweet surprise

Aleatico di Gradoli, a sweet surprise

Aleatico di Gradoli is a sweet red-wine of the Lazio wine region of central western Italy. Introduced in 1972, this DOC title was among the earlier Lazio DOCs, of which there are now more than 25. T Conforming to the naming pattern of so many Italian DOC titles,...

Asprinio and pizza, the perfect match

Asprinio and pizza, the perfect match

The perfect mach for pizza Margherita, that was invented in Naples in honour of italian queen Margherita,  cant be but a local wine of Campania. And as ths pizza has a lot of mozzarella cheese (better if done with fiordilatte) it has to be a white wine.  Campania many...

How to start your wine collection

How to start your wine collection

If you are interested in collecting wine,do not try to collect high value wines if you are struggling to pay your rent.The cost of collecting does not stop at the initial purchase. You need to invest in proper storage, insurance, documentation, security. Hopefully...

WHAT TO BUY, THE BEST WINES

Italy is the world’s largest producer of wine. From the scorching plains of the south to the cool Alps in the north, Italy’s terrain varies considerably and its wines reflect this diversity. Bottles for everyday drinking can be found throughout, but Italy also produces some of the world’s finest wines and they demand the attention of the serious wine lover.
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Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Emidio Pepe 2014

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Emidio Pepe 2014

Pour a glass and you will see why. This Montepulciano d'Abruzzo of Emidio Pepe aged for only two years, still has a stunning dark ruby colouring that you would normally expect to see in wines that spend much longer in the barrel. Bring it to the nose and you’ll...

Barolo, the king of italian northern wines

Barolo, the king of italian northern wines

This is the Grand Italian Wine by definition, also produced entirely with Nebbiolo grapes. Barolo wine comes from the village in the Langa bearing the same name a few kilometres south of Alba. It is now made in eleven ‘communes’ or village territories, all situated on...

Amarone della Valpolicella Tedeschi 2011

Amarone della Valpolicella Tedeschi 2011

Tried for you Amarone della Valpolicella, Tedeschi 2011 While Chianti is perhaps Tuscany’s most famous wine, Amarone is the jewel in the Veneto region’s crown. Dark and brooding with concentrated power and a certain Italian bitterness, it is perfect with rich,...

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