Encarnacion Rivas, an 89-year-old Venezuelan retiree, had to traipse around a half-dozen stores in Caracas on her search for toilet paper as dollar shortages in South America’s biggest oil producer reduce supplies of imported goods.
A case of Romanee-Conti 1996 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Burgundy carrying an upper estimate of $40,000 is top lot at Acker Merrall & Condit’s New York auction this week, along with wines from Chateau Petrus and Henri Jayer.
Sixty-six magnums of Chateau Mouton- Rothschild spanning the period from 1945 to 2008 fetched 257,400 Swiss francs ($266,000) at a Christie’s International Plc wine auction in Geneva this week which raised $3.96 million.
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.
Eleven lots of 1982 Bordeaux wines, including eight cases of Chateau Latour and three double magnums of Chateau Petrus, are estimated to fetch as much as 12,000 pounds ($18,600) each at a Sotheby’s sale in London this month.
U.S. prosecutors won permission to videotape three winemakers’ testimony in France for the Sept. 9 trial of alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan because the harvest will keep them from traveling to New York.
Three magnums of Romanee-Conti 2001 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Burgundy were top lot at an Acker Merrall & Condit wine auction in New York last week, fetching $61,500, while a case of La Tache 1978 sold for $59,040.
A collection of 66 magnums of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild spanning the years between 1945 and 2008 is poised to lead a two-day Christie’s International Plc wine auction in Geneva this month, according to its online catalog.
A case of La Tache 1990 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti from Burgundy is among leading lots at a Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. auction in Chicago next month, along with a 12-bottle DRC 1978 Assortment and a case of Chateau Petrus 1990.