By Liv-ex October 21, 2020 Just in time for the festive season, the wine world welcomed two sweet releases from Sauternes. Yquem and Rieussec 2018 were sold through La Place in September and were offered at considerable discounts on last year’s releases. Quality was reportedly high. Yquem 2018 received...

On the path to wine collecting, four distinct approaches help map the journey to your ideal cellar  By Peter D. Meltzer The lure of wine collecting can be intoxicating. Visions of gleaming wood, pristine glass and rough-hewn stone often come to mind—but before the bells and whistles...

Every year, Liv-ex organizes its Power 100 list, a detailed ranking of the highest-performing wines on the market. The most recent Power 100 list included six of the best Italian wine producers and labels in the country, including Sassicaia, Gaja, Masseto, Ornellaia, Solaia, and Antinori Tignanello....

If you’ve ever looked at the endless range of Italian wines with an air of confusion, know that you keep good company.  We often hear from our customers that their curiosity is offset by their limited knowledge so we thought we might try to demystify...

by Wine Spectator So you bought some wine that you’re not planning on drinking right away. Now what do you do with it? First off, it’s useful to remember that only a small percentage of fine wines on the market benefit from long-term ageing. Most wines are...

Featured on WineFolio.co.nz. A series of interviews and articles with a theme of buying and selling wine here in NZ. Part 1: The Auctioneer. Interview: Reece Warren, The Wine Auction Room​ An obvious first question – how do you end up in a business auctioning wine? I’ve...

Whilst our wine industry in New Zealand is relatively young on the world stage, we certainly showcase some wines worthy of being on that world stage. Our May auction showcases some of this brilliance by two highly regarded producers of world renowned Bordeaux varietals – both...

by ROTH SOCIETY & MIKE DESIMONE To view and behold good art, you don’t have to limit yourself by only visiting a museum. There are a lot to be discovered at your wine shop in your area or even in your wine cabinets or cellar. If...

Written by  Mark Orton   When Pinot Noir was first planted in Central Otago, there’s a very good chance that no-one was giving much thought about garnering the attention of Burgundy.   Just getting the vines to take and making palatable wines was a good start; but as anyone...

Heat is not a friend of bottled wine (or any wine). Buying wine is great fun. However one must be very aware of problems that you can face in buying wine in summer. We see plenty of wines that come through The Wine Auction Room that...