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…

Koch Makes Room in his New Cellar

Koch Makes Room in his New Cellar The anti-fraud campaigner is auctioning off a vast treasury of fine wine in May. When it comes to fighting fraud, billionaire Bill Koch wears a hat that is even whiter than his full head of hair. When it comes to collecting – whether it is modern art (Botero…

Crus Classés de Graves wine auction for Paris victims

Crus Classés de Graves wine auction for Paris victims Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/crus-classes-de-graves-wine-auction-for-paris-victims-283752/#HQ9O4TlMs3chgkdL.99 All 14 member châteaux of the Crus Classés de Graves are to auction off double magnums of their wines via iDealwine, with proceeds going to a fund for the victims and families of the 13 November Paris terror attacks. The Graves wine…

Prices soar at Chateau Margaux auction in New York

Prices soar at Chateau Margaux auction in New York Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/prices-soar-at-chateau-margaux-auction-in-new-york-279063/#TBlKbH3pD0qF9v5o.99 Fine wine buyers are far from tired of top Bordeaux if the offer is right, suggests the result of a rare Sotheby’s auction of ex-cellar Chateau Margaux in New York that saw fierce bidding. Sotheby’s said its Chateau Margaux auction held in…

Wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan’s Lamborghini up for auction

Wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan’s Lamborghini up for auction Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/wine-fraudster-rudy-kurniawans-lamborghini-up-for-auction-279537/#JmQCXHZoEzhwq7XB.99 US police have begun selling off the lavish purchases of imprisoned wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan in order to help repay millions of dollars that he owes to victims. Rudy Kurniawan, who made cheap copies of some of the world’s finest and rarest wines…