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

Christie’s Sells Record-Breaking $91 Million Worth of Watches in 2010

With its final auction of the fall season on December 14 in New York, including the stunning collection of rare Rolexes we wrote about the other day, Christie’s International wrapped up a record-breaking year for fine and rare watches that realized an astonishing $91.2 million in total sales – the highest annual total ever achieved for watches at … Continue reading

Behind the scenes of the world’s most celebrated wine auction

In the far corner of the maturation cellars, deep below the sleepy French village of Santenay, a barrel of the 2010 vintage from the commune’s most famous vineyard, Les Gravières, quietly fizzes away. The wine, a Chardonnay from Domaine Jessiaume, is undergoing a process known as malolactic fermentation, whereby the harsh malic acids are converted … Continue reading