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    Niepoort, Lalique and Acker HK

    A most unusual trio of names unravelled. See update at the bottom for the record price fetched at auction.I’ve met Dirk Niepoort, the iconoclastic…

    1 Nov 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Records smashed at German wine auctions

    See also A foretaste of this year's German auction wines. The VDP auctions on 21 and 23 September in Trier and Bad Kreuznach respectively broke all…

    27 Sep 2018 Michael Schmidt
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    Michael Broadbent MW turns 90

    Founder of the international fine-wine market Michael Broadbent of Christie’s celebrated his 90th birthday this week, not just once but twice. On…

    4 May 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Downey - routing the fakers

    A slightly shorter version of this article was also published in the Financial Times.When she wanted hands-on winemaking experience, Maureen Downey…

    5 Jul 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Langton's new classification appraised

    Crikey. Has it really been almost 25 years since Langton's Fine Wine Auctions compiled its first classification of Australian wines? It feels like…

    1 May 2014 Max Allen
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    Grab a big bottle for a great cause

    You have until noon GMT this Sunday (15 Dec) to bid for some superb magnums, double magnums and jeroboams, just in time for mid-winter…

    10 Dec 2013 Julia Harding MW
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    Bid for Wine goes live on provenance

    26 Jun - Meanwhile Christie's is to hold its first online-only wine auction, as reported here by UK-based Bid for Wine are to hold…

    25 Jun 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    How Rudy did it

    15 May - Read a racy 4,000-word account of the story of Rudy to date by Benjamin Wallace, author of The Billionaire's Vinegar, just published in New…

    15 May 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Reacting to wine fraud

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.When the FBI arrest someone for wine fraud, you know this crime has moved…

    28 Apr 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Koch v Acker case on again

    Billionaire Bill Koch (pictured) has been trying to sue New York-based auctioneers Acker, Merrall & Condit for some years now over what he alleged was…

    28 Mar 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Fighting fakes

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.Southern California physician Harin Padma-Nathan first tasted the…

    3 Mar 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    An observer's view of That Auction

    Gavin Monery is a winemaker with 10 years' experience, including stints at JL Chave in Hermitage and Cullen and Moss Wood in Margaret River. Since…

    10 Feb 2012 Guest contributor
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    Spectrum's view of That Auction

    Spectrum/Vanquish’s blithe PR machine is at it again. Under the headline ‘Inaugural Fine Wine Auction with Spectrum Wine Auctions LLC and Vanquish…

    9 Feb 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    Don Cornwell - the fine-wine bidder's hero

    We are publishing Alder's February contribution a little early this month, in time for the controversial wine auction scheduled for tomorrow* night…

    7 Feb 2012 Alder Yarrow
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    Spectrum and Vanquish - the background

    7 Feb - See also Don Cornwell - fine wine bidders' hero.This Wednesday evening a sale of very fancy wine is scheduled to take place at London's…

    5 Feb 2012 Jancis Robinson