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.

  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...

It’s evident that isolation does not stem our desire for outstanding wines. Our April and May auctions both featured amazing collections of rare and fine wine and made some inspiring new records. We had a staggering 97% sell-through rate in April Live Auction and welcomed...

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...

ANZACs bikkies are a staple in our cookie jar and every time a batch comes out of the oven, you can’t help but think of the story that sits behind them. Yes, we are living in a young country, however we still have a rich...

We’re keen to keep you and your family safe. To do this we've outlined a few of our COVID-19 Practices below, ensuring that we are also complying with Liquor Licensing Guidelines When picking and packing your successful bids, our team will wear a facemask and gloves ...

One of our favourite mid-week meals is even more special when the best of New Zealand is delivered to your front door. We adore a feed of fish in our house and New Zealand has access to some of the best and varied seafood in...

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...

Having 515 lots in total, our March Rare & Fine Wine online auction attracted many registered bidders who helped us to create some new records; for that, we are very proud and grateful.   The highest successful bid was the 2000 Armand Rousseau Chambertin Grand Cru, which sold...

February is a traditionally strong auction month and this year was no different. Our February Live auction (the first for the new decade) was extremely successful with 90% of our Lots selling – making both our vendors and bidders very happy indeed. ⬆️Feb Live Auction venue & wines...

 

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