Fine Wine

Christie's rose period

Strength at the top end of the art market is encouraging people to sell great works, according to Christie's. Photo: AFP

Growing demand for contemporary art helped sales climb 10 per cent at Christie's International last year, even as its market shrank in Asia and the Middle East.

Friday, 18 January, 2013, 5:27am

The vine art of Burgundy

The Gevrey-Chambertin castle amid the vinyards in Burgundy, France. Photo: AP

Wine expert David Wong discovers the treasures locked away in the celebrated chateaux of Burgundy.

14 Jan 2013 - 4:24pm

China wine plays: oversaturation?

A spotlight is being shined on a hot industry whose fast growth is being fueled by millions of new middle class Chinese who are willing to pay big money.

7 Dec 2012 - 12:52pm 1 comment

Hong Kong still tops wine auction sales

A billboard displays premium wine lots at Sotheby's autumn sales in Hong Kong in October. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong is set to top wine auction sales again this year - a global crown it earned thanks to the reduction of the excise duty to zero in 2008. By the end of last month, the city had held 21 major events, raising a combined US$130.3 million this year.

6 Dec 2012 - 10:37am 2 comments