Tag Archives: Christie’s

• Mixed reactions to Hong Kong Latour sale

Mixed reactions to Hong Kong Latour sale

Last week’s ex-cellar sale of Latour at Christie’s in Hong Kong has been widely hailed as a success, however there were signs that it failed to generate the same level of excitement as Lafite’s auction last year. Two vintages led the way for Latour over the eight-hour sale – 1961 and 1945 – all of […]

• Major auction ahead. Chateau Latour & Christie’s to run ex-cellar sale

Major auction ahead. Chateau Latour & Christie’s to run ex-cellar sale

Chateau Latour is looking to emulate the runaway success of Chateau Lafite’s Hong Kong auction last year with its own extraordinary ex-cellar sale. Christie’s Hong Kong will offer offer bottles from vintages from 1863 to 2009 direct from the cellars of the chateau, on 27 May. All bottles have been inspected and authenticated by Chateau […]

• Christie’s expands Asian team with first ever head of wine in China

Christie’s expands Asian team with first ever head of wine in China

Christie’s is reinforcing its Asian operation with the recruitment of Simon Tam as its first ever head of wine in China. Tam will be based in Hong Kong and report to Charles Curtis MW, who has moved from New York to lead Christie’s wine sales in Asia. Tam was founder of the Independent Wine Centre […]

• Lafite's `Godzilla' Tops Wine Auctions as Hong Kong Sales Boom

Lafite's `Godzilla' Tops Wine Auctions as Hong Kong Sales Boom

Sipping Cristal champagne and 39 other blue-chip labels, New York wine lovers kicked off the autumn auction season at a two-night Acker Merrall & Condit sale on Sept. 10. They bid big, especially for Chateau Lafite and Romanee Conti, spending $4.9 million — a sign auction prices are still rising. “Lafite gets stronger each month, […]

• Wine Auctions Set for Record $200 Million on Asia Demand

Wine Auctions Set for Record $200 Million on Asia Demand

International wine sales at the three main auction houses look set to reach a record $200 million in 2010 as Asia’s thirst for fine French vintages pushes up prices. The total at Sotheby’s, Christie’s International and specialist auction house Acker Merrall & Condit will likely be double last year’s figure, as Hong Kong becomes a […]