Wine News 

June 18, 2016

A vertical collection of Petrus covering the years from 1964 to 2010 sold for $46,550 at Christie's in New York this month, as demand for the top Pomerol producer at auction remained strong.

Top vintages represented in the lot included 1989, 1990, 2000, 2009 and 2010, according to data on Christie's website. Collector appetite for the wine estate is driven by a combination of its quality record over the past half century and its relative scarcity, with about 30,000 bottles a year being produced, according to Cocks et Feret, a Bordeaux wine publisher.

 Click here for a link to my Bloomberg News article.

May 2, 2016

Sotheby's New York raised more than $300,000 for Bordeaux's new Cite du Vin at a charity dinner April 28, according to an e-mailed statement from the auction house.

A lot entitled the "Petrus Experience," including a 6-liter Imperial of 1995 Petrus and lunch for two at the Moueix family home prepared by 3-star Michelin chef Michel Guerard, fetched $40,000 while the Chateau Mouton Rothschild experience sold for $38,000 and the Chateau d'Yquem Experience sold for $26,000. Lots offered by Domaine Clarence Dillon, owners of Chateau Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion, went for a combined $41,000.

The auction was to support the naming of the Thomas Jefferson Auditorium at the new Cite du Vin visitor center, which opens June 1. 

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