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.

Our November Online auction was populated with stellar wines that would be perfect for any alfresco dining or special occasions with friends and loved ones over the summertime.  From one of the most lauded wineries in Burgundy, if not the world, the 2001 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St Vivant...

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...

Auckland’s humidity isn’t just messing with your hair. It could be giving you a bad wine day, as well. This long, skinny, adorable isthmus of ours is notorious for its saturated summer air. When balmy airflows float down from the tropics and nestle on our obliging...

All grown up since the dark old days of wall-to-wall Müller-Thurgau, New Zealand cellars are home to a more world class selection of wines than ever. We have more vinophiles, wine collectors and of course, producers — 2,023 vineyards at last count, home to 1,408...

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...

  Our September Online auction was filled with stellar wines from all over the wine producing globe. Continuing our Italian bent since August, the highest successful bid was the 1998 Masseto Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, which sold for $1057.50. This was followed by the legendary 1996 Chateau d'Yquem...

 

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