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  1. Bordeaux wine prices set to rise up to 15pc

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Auction estimates for some sought-after Bordeaux wines in their original wooden cases are expected to rise by 10 to 15 per cent despite the global downturn, the president of America's oldest wine merchant says. This is likely to be reflected in the Hong Kong auction by Acker Merrall & Condit on May 30. Referring to results of an auction on March 28, John Kapon said: ...

  2. Auctions attract connoisseurs

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... paintings, jewellery, watches and wines. The auctions are expected to reach in excess of HK$1.8 billion in sales. Sotheby's Asia CEO Kevin Ching says: 'We are proud to open the spring auction season in Asia with an exciting series of sales. Of particular note, we will offer a Song dynasty washer from the fabled Ru kilns, the ultimate fantasy of collectors through the centuries. ...

  3. Grab a piece of the auction

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a year. Hong Kong wine auctions at Christie's, Sotheby's and Bonhams regularly outperform those in London and New York. The surge in interest is due to two factors, says Charles Curtis, ... and the best years from the best producers. If you do that and know when to sell, you'll make money.' Indeed, Sotheby's recently announced that their wine auctions last year brought ...

  4. Crisis, what crisis? Auction of liquid assets nets HK$52m

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... of vintage wine at an auction yesterday. The unnamed bidder bought three jeroboams of La Tache 1990 vintage red burgundy- considered one of the most collectible wines- for a total of HK$919,600. ... Champagne, which came with tickets to Paris and a stay at the Krug maison, brought HK$396,880. About 300 collectors and traders packed the auction, the second to be held this year by wine merchant ...

  5. Fakes risk minimised at fine-wine auction

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... and rare wines at auction house Bonhams, Los Angeles-based Mr Martell, 31, knows only too well the risks involved in selling wines without determining their authenticity, especially older vintages. For the upcoming Bonhams fine-wine auction at Crown Wine Cellars on April 24, the first in Hong Kong in about a decade, Mr Martell said he decided against including the 1947 Cheval Blanc as it was too ...

  6. Asian grapevine

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeannie Cho Lee Even in these unsettling economic times, when I speak with the heads of various wine auction houses, the message is always upbeat and positive, although they are no longer achieving 100 per cent sales. Since Hong Kong's elimination of wine duties in February 2008, the growth of the auction market in Hong Kong has been phenomenal. Auctions here now account ...

  7. Banker toasts a HK$2.5m thirst for Chateau Lafite

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Private banker Timothy Lo has splashed out a record HK$2.56 million for a collection of French wine dating back four centuries. Auctioneer Acker Merrall & Condit said the price was an auction world record for a single lot of 70 bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, featuring vintages aged from 1799 to 2003. Lo said he had been a dedicated wine collector ...

  8. Asian grapevine

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeannie Cho Lee From the flood of press releases that have crossed my desk so far, it seems likely that wine auction sales in Hong Kong will be setting records this year. Thankfully, we have a respite from the frenzy of the pounding gravel during the summer months, so it's time to reflect on our spur-of-the-moment purchases. To prepare us for the action-packed auction ...

  9. Liquid asset

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zach Reff Hong Kong's investment wine market has been on fire the past three years, with record-setting auctions and trade volumes that have been flowing like bottles of uncorked champagne on New Year's Eve. Last year, Hong Kong passed New York as the world's top wine auction market, with sales totalling a staggering US$165 million, an impressive 157 per cent above ...

  10. Lloyd Webber uncorks sell-out in HK

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Amy Nip

    ... Ada Lee and Amy Nip Hong Kong's wine auctioneers started the year with a bang yesterday- 746 bangs, to be precise- as eager buyers snapped up part of composer Andrew Lloyd ... of his vast collection because he no longer had space to store it. With Hong Kong having overtaken New York as the world's largest wine auction centre, all 746 lots on offer ...




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