Our Wine Journal

Our musings about the notable and newsworthy.

Every day we meet great people and extraordinary product.

From time to time we reflect these experiences in our Wine Journal to share with you. In doing so, we hope to develop a library of useful information that can benefit anyone who wishes to explore the mystical world of wine with us.

The World of Fine Wine’s auctions and secondary market correspondent, Chloe Ashton, looks at the continuing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the fine-wine salerooms and secondary market The resolve of the wine industry is being tested. Following an uncertain start to the year, the global health crisis...

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...

In our July online auction, we had over 120 bidders which helped us to create some new records. The second quarter of 2020 has taken us all into uncharted territory, yet at The Wine Auction Room, we are extremely grateful to have navigated these waters...

  It was with immense pride and gratitude that we welcomed our bidders back into the physical saleroom for our June Live auction. We not only witnessed some heated competition, but also fun wine chats filled with laughter over “like-knows-like” moments. Overall, we had a great...

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...

 

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