Going broke while dominating vodka sales in Russia and Poland may seem tough to do. A company founded by a Florida golfer, listed on Nasdaq Stock Market and until recently based in New Jersey, is almost there.
Dom Perignon Champagne from vintages spanning more than 30 years goes on sale at a Sotheby’s auction in New York this month, along with Tuscan Ornellaia wines from the past two decades and lots from top Bordeaux vineyard Chateau Petrus.
Three magnums of pioneering Tuscan winegrower Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido dating from 1978, 1982 and 1985 are included in an Acker Merrall & Condit New York auction as part of an Italian collection including Ornellaia and Barolo.
In the deepest corner of a cellar built during Roman times in Ay, France, Fabrice Rosset points to bottles glowing with a golden hue that he’s banking on to give champagne sales a much-needed bump on Valentine’s Day.