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Tag Archives: Romanee Conti

• Hong Kong auction breaks record for most expensive wine

Hong Kong auction breaks record for most expensive wine

Lot of 114 bottles of Burgundy fetches $1.6m, or more than $14,000 each. An auction in Hong Kong has broken the world record for the most expensive lot of wine ever sold, with 114 bottles of Burgundy going for HK$12,556,250 (£1m, or $1.6m), Sotheby’s has said. The auction house said a collection of Romanee-Conti, one […]

• Love Romanée-Conti? Cellar to go under the hammer this fall

Love Romanée-Conti? Cellar to go under the hammer this fall

Sotheby’s will host an auction composed exclusively of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti this autumn. The 140 lots are expected to realise HK$11 million – $16m and come from a single cellar in the north west of the US. The sale will precede the Haut-Brion ex-cellar auction happening in the city in October. Highlights include 36 […]

• Wine Sleuth Sniffs Out Fakes, Takes Hammer to Lafite

Wine Sleuth Sniffs Out Fakes, Takes Hammer to Lafite

Holding a bottle of 1998 Sassicaia in her left hand, Maureen Downey squints at the iconic Italian label through a large silver-rimmed magnifying glass. It looks authentic, but is it? We’re in the chilly Vintage Wine Warehouse in Queens, New York, to find out. Downey, with streaked-blond hair, wearing jeans and flip flops that show […]

• WINE FRAUD WARNING: RUDY KURNIAWAN IS TRYING TO AUCTION MORE WINES

WINE FRAUD WARNING: RUDY KURNIAWAN IS TRYING TO AUCTION MORE WINES

In the last 48 hours I have confirmed from multiple sources that Rudy Kurniawan is once again offering millions of dollars worth of wine for auction — this time at an auction to be held in London on February 8 by Spectrum Wine Auctions (based in Orange County California) and Vanquish Wine Ltd of London. […]

• Bordeaux falls flat at Sotheby auction

Bordeaux falls flat at Sotheby auction

Poor interest in Bordeaux led to a disappointing start of the auction year for Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. Fetching HK$44 million, the auction failed to reach its prospective HK$50-70m but, in a trend carried over from last year, Burgundy topped the list for the most sought-after lots. The top lot was a case of Domaine […]

• Sotheby’s wine auctions bring out big guns from Burgundy, Bordeaux & Tuscany

Sotheby’s wine auctions bring out big guns from Burgundy, Bordeaux & Tuscany

The best of Burgundy, Bordeaux and Tuscany will go under the hammer in London and New York over the next couple of months at Sotheby’s. The London auction next week features a truly impressive line-up of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. All the lots are, sadly, incomplete cases but do cover the vintages 1988 to 2006 […]

• A Rare Peek Inside the World's Most Exclusive Wine Domaine in Burgundy

A Rare Peek Inside the World's Most Exclusive Wine Domaine in Burgundy

At No. 1, Rue Derrière le Four in Vosne-Romanée, the midafternoon sun catches the courtyard, casting a shadow across its white-washed walls, briefly illuminating a small oval-shaped plaque that sits atop a pair of burgundy-colored gates. Against the light one can just make out the letters “RC”—the one clue as to what lies behind. It […]

• Romanee-Conti Lifts Sotheby's $13.8 Million Hong Kong Wine Sale

Romanee-Conti Lifts Sotheby's $13.8 Million Hong Kong Wine Sale

Burgundy’s Domaine de la Romanee- Conti led Sotheby’s two-day wine sale in Hong Kong, where Asian buyers branched out from top Bordeaux labels like Chateau Lafite Rothschild to extend their dominance in the global wine market. The auctions tallied HK$107 million ($13.8 million) including fees, a record for Sotheby’s in the city, which may overtake […]

• 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, […]