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.

Thanks to all the bidders who made our May Online Auction another success. With chilly weather quickly approaching, “big reds” led the show, the star Country of Origin is undoubtedly Australia this month. The top hammer win of the auction was 1998 Penfolds Grange Bin...

As a company owned by an Australian and a New Zealander, we take our trans-tasman celebrations very seriously. A time honoured tradition in our house on ANZAC day is to bake a few treats to thank those who have gone before us.  Most households are...

Recent figures suggest fine wine market prices have been stable over the past year, despite wider economic uncertainty, as many merchants and auction houses around the globe report strong demand from collectors. And that is no different here at The Wine Auction Room.   Last week at our April Live...

by Jancis Robinson FEBRUARY 27 2021 For the next two months or so the wine business’s two great ancillary suppliers, coopers and cork producers, will anxiously watch weather reports in the northern hemisphere. Frosts such as those that shrank the 2017 wine harvest in Europe have...

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 rose once again in February, for the ninth consecutive month, as the secondary market continued its rally. The index rose 0.59% in February to close at 322.67, continuing the positive progress for the benchmark index which has been moving upwards since...

We may have been under heightened government restrictions during our March Online Auction but that did not bother our great number of bidders who lapped up the lots on offer to help us achieve another great sale; the third for the year.  These fantastic results...

For those of you who participated in last week’s December Rare & Fine Wine Auction, you would know what a fun and successful night it was. We had a broad range of exceptional wines; perfect for festive gatherings or further cellaring, including a collection of...

 

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