Dubai airport sells world’s rarest wines

Dubai International Airport’s new fine wine and spirits shop is to sell some of the world’s rarest wines in the world – duty free. The wines in « Le Clos » include Château Petrus 1947 ($12,500/  bottle), Château Cheval Blanc 1961 in magnum ($15,750) and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2005 ($27,770/ bottle). The shop also … Continued

$1 Million wine book (wine included)

A $1 million wine book, weighing 30kg, is set to be released in the Spring of 2010. The Wine Opus will list the world’s top 100 wineries. That’s not a typo: $1 million. Because . . . every purchaser of the book will also receive a six-bottle case of wine from every one of the … Continued

Beijing hosts China’s first fine French wine auction

From famous chateaux ranging from Lafite to Margaux and Mouton, wine lovers had a chance to bid for top French wine in Beijing on Friday at the first wine auction yet on the Chinese mainland. Around 1,000 bottles of fine wine from France’s renowned Bordeaux area were on auction with a starting price of several … Continued

The Best Job In The World – Part 2

JOB AD “We at the Murphy-Goode Winery got to thinking about the new age of communications and we figured it was a pretty good thing. So to get going, were looking for someone who really knows how to use Web 2.0 and Facebook and blogs and social media and YouTube and all sorts of good … Continued

Chateau Lafite Heads To China

One of the great names in wine-making, Domaines Barons de Rothschild, said Sunday it plans to develop a vineyard in China to take advantage of growing interest in wine here. Chateau Lafite has a very high reputation on China and has partnered with CITIC, China’s largest state-owned investment company on 62 acres of vines on … Continued

Château Latour for sale?

The future of the Château Latour vineyard was in question after it emerged that the investment bank Lazard is discreetly offering the label for sale to French competitors. Owned by the president of the luxury-goods group PPR, François Pinault, Château Latour is regarded as one of the finest wines from the Medoc region. The Château … Continued

Real gold flakes in Gold Cuvée

Gold Cuvée is a sparkling wine with real, edible 22 carat gold flakes! Yes, it has real, edible gold flakes and it’s really bubbly so ideal for Christmas or bringing in the New Year! Produced from pinot grapes, this wine and gold combination is a rare find worldwide…and it is an ideal stocking filler. So, … Continued

Purple Rain In Your Glass

Designed by Matilda Sundén Ringnérs, the Rainman Carafe is a wonderful little accessory that allows you to serve drinks with style, simplicity and class. Unlike most other serving pots, it has 8 holes at its top end which allows the drink to pour out like a beautiful shower. It is not just ergonomic, it reduces … Continued

Petit Coeur – Luxury Wine Glass

The Petit Coeur (meaning Little Heart) drinking glass is the latest creation of Etienne Menueau, a French designer who brought us a series of unusually-shaped carafes. This work of art is an abstract reinterpretation of the human heart, complete with its atriums, ventricles, and an aorta for a spout. The unique drinking glass is 20 … Continued

Christie’s Wine Auction in Hong Kong

After an absence of seven years, Christie’s wine department will be back in Asia for an auction on 29 Nov 2008 at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre and it will open Christie’s Hong Kong Fall 2008 Sale Season. Christie’s International Wine Department will conduct a focused sale of fine wine including select offerings … Continued

A champagne holder for yacht owners

For the yacht owner who want all the luxuries onboard, you can now add the gimballed champagne holder to your accessories, so as not to spill a drop of Champagne anymore! The extraordinary hand-manufactured piece “was designed for Dutch company Bottler BV by a famous Dutch interior yacht designer, who was inspired by Gerolamo Cardano, … Continued

Walk-In Wine, luxury Cellar Vault

If you’re wealthy enough to have 1500 bottles of good wine lying around, then you probably also have the money to buy this Walk-In Wine Cellar Vault at Bar Cigars & Brew, which provides safe and secure storage of your wine in a computer climate controlled environment. Featuring a brushed aluminum exterior, the inside can … Continued

Transport your wine in style

Italian coachbuilder Aznom used the recent Top Marques Monaco event to unveil its new “Chateau” hatch based on the new Mini Clubman S, a Mini that, thanks to its name evokes the elegance of the world of the Grands Chateaux. The custom Mini Chateau will be produced in a limited run of just 12 examples … Continued

Peugeot Electric Wine Opener

Leave it to the French to devise an elegant, ultrafast method for opening a single bottle of wine or an entire case ^_^ Peugeot’s cordless wine opener removes corks in a matter of seconds. Just position the compact, lightweight opener over the bottle and press a button: the precision corkscrew effortlessly extracts and releases the … Continued

World Auction Record for a Dom Pérignon Rosé in Hong Kong

Acker Merrall & Condit conducted its first wine auction in Hong Kong on May 31, which realized $8.2 million and established new record. The total was the highest for any wine auction held in Hong Kong to date (the sales was held in the wake of new Hong Kong legislation that abolished all taxes and … Continued

Record $500,000 paid for 27 bottles of red wine

One Beijing-based billionaire has splashed out a record $500,000 on 27 bottles of red wine, London-based Antique Wine Company said on Saturday. The anonymous Chinese entrepreneur bought a mix of vintages of Romanee Conti, a Burgundy wine and considered to be among the world’s most exclusive with only 450 cases produced each year.[…] “It is … Continued