Bordeaux Big Guns Come Out Firing

Bordeaux Big Guns Come Out Firing The Bordeaux 2015 en primeur campaign, now in its endgame, should turn out to be the most exciting and profitable for many years. It is certainly the most talked-about – and the most divisive. Last week saw a flurry of major releases: Cos d’Estournel ($135 per bottle ex-negoce), Margaux…

Bill Koch wine cellar auction fetches $22m

Bill Koch wine cellar auction fetches $22m Sotheby’s claims to have set ‘a new benchmark’ for wine auctions after its sale from billionaire collector Bill Koch’s cellar hit nearly $22m. All 2,730 lots were sold in the New York auction, named Wines from the Cellar of William I Koch, which lasted for 27 hours over…

Koch Makes Room in his New Cellar

Koch Makes Room in his New Cellar The anti-fraud campaigner is auctioning off a vast treasury of fine wine in May. When it comes to fighting fraud, billionaire Bill Koch wears a hat that is even whiter than his full head of hair. When it comes to collecting – whether it is modern art (Botero…

Bordeaux opens its doors to tourists

Bordeaux opens its doors to tourists Read more at https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/bordeaux-opens-its-doors-tourists When he was 20 years old back in 1999, Basile Tesseron of Château Lafon-Rochet, a classified growth in Saint-Estèphe, decided to leave: “Bordeaux was boring, conservative and unfashionable,” he said. Instead of taking over from his father, Michel Tesseron, he travelled across the US and…