Christie’s has launched the first in a series of online-exclusive sales

Chateau Cheval Blanc 2000 A wine fanatic yet too lazy to drag yourself to the auction house? Well, good news – Christie’s has launched the first in a series of online-exclusive sales. First up is Signature Cellars, an auction of fine and rare wines totalling 301 lots. Sale highlights include a dozen bottles of 1982 Lafite, California … Continue reading

Christie’s to Hold 36-Hour Marathon Wine Sale

Wine collectors and oenophiles the world over are in for a treat this April, when Christie’s hosts a marathon, 36-hour wine sale in Hong Kong and New York. The bottle corks will begin popping on April 9 with a luncheon at Christie’s Hong Kong viewing gallery at Alexandra House, where an array of the finest … Continue reading

Hong Kong’s cup overflows as Chinese get a taste for high-class wines

  The clink of glasses; the swoosh of ruby liquid. They are welcome sounds to many – but in Hong Kong, the authorities enjoy them perhaps even more than the drinkers.   As the economic crisis rippled across the globe two years ago, the territory’s leaders slashed its 40% wine duty to zero. Their aim was not … Continue reading

Bordeaux’s best kept secret

There are still a few ways to drink like a king on the wage of a pauper. Admittedly, the Asian-fueled wine boom is making life very difficult for Claret lovers who take issue with spending more than a £1,000 for a bottle of 2009 Bordeaux. OK, so maybe the price of Château Lafite Rothschild is … Continue reading