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 in 2021 was, as expected, a year of adventure and a touch of spice; and it’s fair to say we never had a dull day at The Wine Auction Room.  Before we sign off for the year, we wanted to share our reflections...

by Liv-Ex Introduction All previous records set in 2020 have been broken and surpassed in 2021, marking the most successful year ever for the secondary fine wine market.  Fine wine trading continually broke new ground in terms of the value of wine traded and the sheer breadth of wines now active in the market. The industry benchmark, the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index (which tracks the price performance of...

Last Tuesday’s End-of-Year Rare and Fine Live auction wrapped up the year beautifully. Thanks to our lively wine community and long-time supporters who artfully navigated the virtual live auction and helped us achieve a 90% sell-through rate for our vendors. With over 1/3 of the total lots...

Summer is drawing near and the restrictions of 2021 will soon be behind us – two great reasons to break out some of our favourite cocktail recipes. Treat yourself to a new summer blend, create new chapters with friends and family, and always with the sound of good...

By Richard Woodard The secondary market for fine wine has become increasingly complex and diverse over the past five years – a phenomenon that is confirmed by The Liv-ex Classification 2021, the exchange’s biennial ranking of fine wines based on trade prices. Run a finger down the...

Thanks to our bidders and the loyal supporters of Pyramid Valley Vineyards who participated in our Single Vendor Auction - The Cellar of Claudia and Mike, which concluded last Tuesday. It was a great auction, and we achieved a very pleasing 94% sell-through rate. Our...

An American couple's chosen this unique site in Canterbury to make world-class wine. Claudia: "You know we took the old world model and brought it to the new world, this wine tastes like wine from nowhere else in New Zealand; nowhere else in the world and...

Credit: NZ Herald 16 Jun, 2011 Originally from the United States, Mike Weersing and his partner Claudia planted the first grapes on their Pyramid Valley vineyard in North Canterbury in 2000. Drawing on his studies of oencology and viticulture in Burgundy and work in vineyards and...

Amidst the challenges of navigating different restrictions borne from the pandemic, the fine wine market continues to boom worldwide. As the leading, specialist Rare and Fine Wine auction house in New Zealand, we are always looking internationally to understand how we can change-up our wine auctions. Our...

 

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