Dazzling Rousseau burgundies
Christie's, London have a big burgundy sale this Thursday 10 Jun - a little fol-de-rol compared with their fine art sale of 23 Jun, when Monet's water lilies alone are expected to fetch £40million - and to that end they organised a tasting of Dom Armand Rousseau wines last week led with admirable candour by Anthony Hanson MW. Backing vocals were by David Elswood of Christie's wine department, who told me that the US auction scene is showing distinct signs of life again, and that Christie's are the only auctioneers to sell in their Hong Kong auctions wines sourced in Europe rather than the US. Temperature was a big issue at this...
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