Three bottles of Chateau Petrus 2000 Pomerol fetched top price of 6,600 pounds ($10,100) at a sale of U.K. wine writer Hugh Johnson’s private collection at Sworders auction house north of London, according to its website.
In October 2010, private-equity baron Henry Roberts Kravis, in one of the grandest gestures of his life, pledged $100 million to his alma mater, Columbia Business School, to help pay for the expansion of its upper Manhattan campus. His ability to throw that kind of cash around was helped by the start of trading of his buyout company, KKR & Co., on the New York Stock Exchange three months earlier.
Vineyards are spreading in regions including China and northern Europe as rising global temperatures permit grapes to ripen in more marginal areas and demand spreads to new markets, wine author Jancis Robinson said.
Stocks rose, with the MSCI World Index extending its longest advance in 11 months, as a late-day rally in technology shares helped the U.S. market reverse an early drop. The euro gained as a Spanish bond sale eased concern the region’s debt crisis will worsen. Gold rallied.
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gaining a fourth day and the Dow Jones Industrial Average erasing its loss for the year, as better- than-estimated growth in private payrolls eased concern the economy is sliding back into a recession.