Tag Archives: Sotheby’s

• Macallan M Imperiale Whisky Sold for $628,000 at Auction

Macallan M Imperiale Whisky Sold for $628,000 at Auction

The good-to-the-last-drop award should certainly go to The Macallan award-winning single malt whisky – just recently Guinness World Records awarded the famous whisky the accolade of “most expensive whisky sold at auction,” for the second time when the The Macallan M Imperiale 6-litre Lalique fine crystal decanter sold at Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong for […]

• Better than the stockmarket: Top 10 Most Collectable Scotch Whiskies

Better than the stockmarket: Top 10 Most Collectable Scotch Whiskies

While Scottish distillers are investing heavily in increasing stocks of Scotch whisky, there’s continued soaring interest in historical and vintage expressions on the second-hand market. Some rare expressions of single malt Scotch can fetch as much as £381,620 at auction, the most expensive being a six-litre decanter of The Macallan M at Sothebys in Hong […]

• Latour Takes on Lafite in China Sales Plus Shipwrecked Champagne

Latour Takes on Lafite in China Sales Plus Shipwrecked Champagne

Can Chateau Latour catch Chateau Lafite? We’ll find out on May 27, when vintages from Latour’s cellar in Bordeaux spanning almost 150 years go on sale at Christie’s International in Hong Kong. Wines resting in the perfect storage conditions of a chateau’s cellar command a serious premium. That was part of the story behind the […]

• Wine bubble or not, China demand for wine insatiable

Wine bubble or not, China demand for wine insatiable

Is a wine bubble brewing in the South China Sea? The price of fine wines, like many commodities, is being determined by China – and demand from the country’s new millionaires remains insatiable.  But it’s not only rising wealth that has caused a spike in Asian wine sales. Two years ago, Hong Kong scrapped […]

• Rare Chinese Baijiu 1958 Maotai Sells For $220,000 At Auction

Rare Chinese Baijiu 1958 Maotai Sells For $220,000 At Auction

Rare Bottle Of Baijiu Fetches 1.45 Million Yuan At Hangzhou Auction. It seems that Chinese collectors aren’t only driving the prices for Chateau Lafite or Chateau Cheval Blanc to new heights, they’re also on the hunt for rare tipples from a bit closer to home. This week, a bottle of 1958 Maotai baijiu sold for […]

• Hey Dude, California-themed bars to launch across Asia. Awesome.

Hey Dude, California-themed bars to launch across Asia. Awesome.

A chain of California-themed wine bars launching across Asia will open its first branch in January in Hong Kong. California Vintage, whose backers include 22 California ‘partner’ wineries and a Hong Kong-based importer, will debut in the Central neighbourhood of the city. It will offer 80 wines by the glass from HK$36-$348 (£3-27). All wines […]

• Auction prices for blue-chip Bordeaux skyrocketing

Auction prices for blue-chip Bordeaux skyrocketing

New York became Hong Kong on 12 November when five different Asian bidders snapped up nine of Sotheby’s top 10 grossing lots at an auction featuring Bordeaux. Sotheby’s US$5,403,527 sale opened with 128 cases from vintage 2000 consigned by Bordeaux Winebank. The Winebank is a subsidiary of Norwegian businessman Henning Thoresen’s BWB Group, which specializes […]

• Sold! Cheval Blanc sells at auction for $304,375 – a world record

Sold! Cheval Blanc sells at auction for $304,375 – a world record

An imperial-size bottle of Cheval Blanc 1947, a rare Bordeaux find discovered in the secret cellar of a great wine collector, sold for $304,375 on Tuesday — a world record for a single bottle at auction, Christie’s said. Equivalent to eight standard bottles of wine (6 liters), and snapped up by an anonymous collector, it […]