Monthly Archives: September 2015

Sotheby’s First ‘White Glove’ Sale Nets £1 million

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Auction house Sotheby’s held its first ever “white glove” auction in London earlier this month, making over £1 million. Featuring the collection from a single-owner, the sale is referred to as “white glove” because it was 100% sold by both lot and value.

Bordeaux First Growths: Haut Brion On The Move

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Throughout the China-led bull market, Lafite Rothschild dominated trade on the Exchange: during one week in July 2010 the Chateau represented 48% – nearly half – of all trading activity by value. Prices were flying and in November 2010 Lafite commanded an average of a 130% premium over other First Growths in the secondary market. At that time Lafite 2008, which was released with the Chinese number eight – a symbol of good fortune – etched onto the bottle, was trading for as high as £14,450 per 12×75.

Graham Lyons Cellar Sale Complete

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The final part of Graham Lyons’ fine wine collection was 100% sold by Zachys in Hong Kong last week and realized over HK$31 million.

Will 2015 Be A Legendary Bordeaux Vintage?

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Should dry, sunny conditions remain in Bordeaux, this year’s vintage could be an exceptional harvest – as good as the legendary 1982, according to Baron Philippe de Rothschild MD Philippe Dhalluin.

Fine Wine Holds Steady In August

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The Liv-ex 100 index gained 0.09% in August to close on 241.64, regaining some of the ground lost last month. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 also edged up, gaining 0.2%.

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