Baghera wine auction hit by counterfeit fears

Baghera wine auction hit by counterfeit fears An auction of nearly 1,500 wines from Burgundy’s exclusive Domaine de la Romanée-Conti estate has been overshadowed by concerns raised over the authenticity of a small number of wines sourced for the sale. Baghera Wines removed ‘five or six lots’ before its Geneva auction over the weekend, according…

Bill Koch wine cellar auction fetches $22m

Bill Koch wine cellar auction fetches $22m Sotheby’s claims to have set ‘a new benchmark’ for wine auctions after its sale from billionaire collector Bill Koch’s cellar hit nearly $22m. All 2,730 lots were sold in the New York auction, named Wines from the Cellar of William I Koch, which lasted for 27 hours over…

Liv-ex 1000 gains 0.5% in April

Liv-ex 1000 gains 0.5% in April The Liv-ex 1000 Index gained 0.5% in April to close on 254.78. The Bordeaux 500 index gained 1.1% to close on 251.79. It now looks comfortably stronger than the other sub-indices over one year, having gained 5.5% over this period. The majority of the sub-indices also gained in April.…

Neal Martin on Bordeaux 2015: “A narrow pyramid”

Neal Martin on Bordeaux 2015: “A narrow pyramid” Neal Martin’s Bordeaux 2015 report was released on The Wine Advocate this afternoon. Like many other reviewers, Martin suggests that 2015 is an “excellent” vintage in general – but currently lacks the across the board consistency of great vintages such as 2009 and 2010. In terms of…