Wine auctions

Keep up-to-date with the latest wine auction news from around the world. From fine wine auctions in London, New York and Hong Kong to annual wine auctions Hospices de Beaune and the Premiere Napa Valley auction read about the year's biggest wine sales here.

Plus find coverage on one-off wine auctions from leading auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's as well as unique sales such as the El Bulli wine auction.

Premiere Napa Valley auction


Debut Wally's auction in New York raises $2.68m

20th November 2013

Just four months after being founded, Wally's Auctions has added to evidence that New York's wine auction scene remains buoyant in autumn 2013 after its inaugural sale fetched $2.68m.

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Moet 1914

Bidding war hikes price for Moet 1914 Champagne at Sotheby's

13th November 2013

Bottles of 1914 vintage Moet & Chandon Champagne have significantly beaten sales estimates at a Sotheby's auction in London, with the much-lauded 1928 vintage also faring well.

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NY auction house debuts with Lafite double magnums, top Burgundy

8th October 2013

Wally's Auctions will next month add its name to New York's crowded autumn auction scene by selling a selection of lavish wines valued at around US$3m.

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nederburg 39

Nigerian firm pays highest price in Nederburg auction

12th September 2013

South Africa's premium wines are of growing interest to the continent's rising middle class, as the 39th Nederburg auction shows.

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Sotheby's Hong Kong to auction US$2.1m DRC collection

11th July 2013

A Sotheby's auction exclusively devoted to the wines of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (DRC) is expected to raise up to HK$16m (US$2.1m) when it takes place in Hong Kong this autumn.

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Lynch Bages 1998

Irish government plans wine sell-off

5th June 2013

Days after the Elysee Palace wine auction in Paris, the Irish government plans to sell off some of its wines.

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Elysee Palace wine sale fetches nearly triple estimate

3rd June 2013

The public auction of Eylsee Palace wines saw frenzied bidding over two sessions, raising €718,000 (including auction charges) – a sizeable increase on the estimated €250,000.

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Auction Napa Valley

Auction Napa Valley smashes record

3rd June 2013

Auction Napa Valley, the annual charity auction, has raised US$16.9m, far exceeding the previous record of US$10.5m set in 2005.

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Hugh Johnson

Petrus tops Hugh Johnson cellar auction

13th May 2013

Organisers have said they are 'very pleased' with the auction of Hugh Johnson's wine cellar, which fetched hammer price sales of £88,000.

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French government auctions Elysee Palace cellar

2nd May 2013

The French government is due to auction off 1,200 bottles of its 12,000-strong official wine cellar.

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