First Growth


Christie's will present the very best of Bordeaux on Saturday. Going under the hammer is a collection of first growths and second wines, most of which were sourced directly from the chateaux.

Monday, 28 May, 2012, 12:00am

Grape lovers toast top vintage

It's rare in Hong Kong to have the opportunity in one evening to sample the wines of more than 60 estates, including 40 from Bordeaux.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Rare treat for collectors and connoisseurs

Following the success of the autumn sales, which realised the highest total for a series in Hong Kong, Sotheby's stages a series of spring sales covering imperial porcelain, contemporary Asian art, jewellery, watches and fine wines from tomorrow until April 8.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Bordeaux shows full range

Vinexpo is a Bordeaux-based organisation and, not surprisingly, the region is strongly represented at Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2010.

Altogether 143 exhibitors or groups of exhibitors from Bordeaux will be present and they have taken 18 per cent of the exhibition space.

25 May 2010 - 12:00am

A mature investment for those with a nose for profits

CHRISTMAS is an excellent time to start a wine cellar where the intention is to sell some in the long term to finance future purchases.

Auctioneers and merchants currently report a firm market in fine wines, with Paul Bowker, Christie's wine director, saying 1995 has shown 'remarkable strength'.

24 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Heady stuff in quest for weird and wonderful

THE fourth wine appreciation class, with Chris Baker, focused on fine wines. Since these were not feasible for the tastings, the subhead was: ''The cheapest of the best and the best of the cheapest.'' With the Bordeaux region producing at least 80 per cent of all the world's fine wines, this was the main focus of study.

12 Sep 1993 - 12:00am