Exploring the various parts of the wine world, from big brands to tiny artisanal producers, can be quite a study in contrasts. Shifting from the organic/biodynamic/natural wine fairs to the London International...
Backstage at the world’s largest wine competition: two incredible days of judging at the International Wine Challenge in London, continued.
I turned to my left—and there was another whole table of numbered wines. We moved over en masse, in the same formation. And started the whole process over again. And again. And again. Standing up.
$232,692. On October 29, 2010, a lot of three bottles of 1869 Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild moved across the auction table at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. When the hammer fell, the total price for the lot was a staggering $698,076. This means that each individual bottle carried a record-setting price tag of $232,692.
London is an amazing city—the centuries of history and tradition combine with the most modern and cosmopolitan culture in the world to form the first 'world city.' But just when you think all is bright and modern, with a cocktail culture to rival New York, the very best wine bars, and restaurants with simply superb wine lists, the city throws something at you that reminds you of its long, long history.