Wine Investment

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Mature Burgundy fuels Hong Kong wine auctions

Asian buyers have continued to snap up top rated mature Burgundy in a succession of recent Hong Kong auctions, but sales also suggest collectors are searching for a greater diversity…

Investment analysis: Bordeaux Right Bank

The Right Bank seems to have bucked a downward price trend seen across Bordeaux since 2011 - and only arrested in recent months - but it’s not quite that straightforward,…

Investment analysis: SuperTuscans and Barolos

As Bordeaux’s pricing woes continue, interest in Italy as a fine wine investment vehicle grows, with SuperTuscans and Barolos leading the way. Ella Lister analyses the hot prospects

Investment analysis: Penfolds Grange and St Henri

Penfolds Grange and St Henri illustrate two facets of both grape and winemaking technique, best illustrated when you taste them side by side. Steven Spurrier reports on a tasting of…

French court places in liquidation

Troubled French online wine merchant Heracles, formerly, has been forced into liquidation after a major investor withdrew support for its recovery plan.

Investment analysis: Fine wine trading platforms

New trading platforms are, for the first time, allowing fine wine collectors to deal directly rather than via third parties. But are they a good bet? John Stimpfig surveys the…

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Auction news: Slice of history

Auction News by Howard G Goldberg, from Decanter Magazine July 2012 issue, as Mel Brooks’ famous creation looks back on 2,000 years of wine.

Auction analysis

Auction analysis

Like the trio of most recent Bordeaux vintages, two decades ago all the talk was of the ’88s, ’89s and ’90s. John Stimpfig looks at how their fortunes have fared…

Auction news

Auction news

Sign language In Asia, it’s often not the wine that matters, it’s the meaning – and money – behind it