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the auction market according to…

Well, according to Sotheby’s: Here are our highlights from 2018, a record breaking year: – Annual wine and spirits sales exceed $100 million for first time – Sotheby’s has achieved over $1.1 billion in wine auction sales worldwide since 1995 – Auction sales surged over 50% – #1 worldwide in live Auction sales, and #1 […]

offer of the day – william fevre 2017

Hot from my inbox this morning from my usual Swiss importer source. The prices of the 2016s and 2015s are in brackets for you to compare. My full report on the 2017s will be online in 10 days, but for any subscriber desperate for info on these, feel free to send me a note: DOMAINE […]

offer of the day – faiveley 2017…

Whilst I may have missed the 14s, here you can see the ‘progression’ of same merchant’s prices (in Switzerland) for the 12s, 13s, 15s, 16s and now the 2017s. The format here for the prices is simple: 2017 (2016, 2015, 2013, 2012) and — if not previously offered… DOMAINE FAIVELEY 2017 – En Primeur PREMIERS […]

changes at domaine de la romanée-conti

Received from the domaine this morning: “Following the early death of her cousin, Mr Henry-Frédéric Roch, who had been the Domaine’s co-director representing the Leroy Family since 1992 besides Aubert de Villaine, Mrs Perrine Fenal was appointed by her family and nominated by the Domaine shareholders’ meeting of January 23rd 2019 to take this position. […]

offer of the day – louis jadot 2017

DOMAINE LOUIS JADOT 2017 As always, from my locval, Swiss merchant. First the 2016 and then 2015 offer prices in the brackets to compare, and — means not offered) Beaune Clos des Ursules Monopole 1er Cru 2017 75cl 59.00* (59.00, 55.00) (Swiss Francs) Beaune Clos des Ursules Monopole 1er Cru 2017 150cl 123.00 Pommard 1er […]

offer of the day – drouhin-laroze 2017

DOMAINE DROUHIN-LAROZE 2017 – En Primeur Prices of the 2016s, from this time last year, in brackets. As each year from the same Swiss source. Gevrey-Chambertin En Champs 2017 75cl 49.50* (49.50) Swiss Francs Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaut-St-Jacques 1er Cru 2017 75cl 69.00 (65.00) GRAND CRUS Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru 2017 75 cl 125.00 (119.00) Clos Vougeot Grand […]

more wine than coche-dury

more wine than coche-dury

If you are short of a few bottles, Sotheby’s is now touting their up-coming Tran-scend-ent Hong-Kong sale, 29-31 March 2019. You have been warned… …over 250 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, over 80 lots of Maison and Domaine Leroy, including 20 cases of Grands Echézeaux 1959 Maison Leroy, and 6 cases of Echézeaux 1966 […]

icymi – week 51 2018 – investment burgundy

icymi – week 51 2018 – investment burgundy

/thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/the-rise-of-other-burgundy/ There’s an obvious problem with this, and you can see that right from the bold title of the table introducing you to such delights – the table is by value, not by volume. Of-course a few of the wines in the table have decent volume too – Ponsot’s Clos de la Roche is not […]

analysing the sales numbers from the 158th hospices auction

As promised (late) on Sunday evening, a little, more thoughtful analysis of the statistics of the 158th Hospices de Beaune, sale. Here is a list of the ‘top lots.’ (pdf) Whilst these are, at the outset, domaine wines, the sale should still be viewed in the context of a market where the bulk prices – […]

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