Wines & Spirits

The collectability of wine and spirits is often down to vintage and rarity. When buying investment wines, the ideal vintages are those that are known to hold their taste over a long period of time. 

Bordeaux and Burgundy wines are two of the most frequently collected wines but bottles are sometimes purchased because of their links to historic events or previous owners. Famous wine collectors include Thomas Jefferson, Alex Ferguson and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Since the 1990’s the market for fine and rare wine has grown due in part to increasing demand from Asia.


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ATG letter: Maybe an Irish whiskey spelt whisky explains rarity

16 November 2020

MADAM – your item on the Victor Mee auction of pub memorabilia (ATG No 2467) contains a minor, yet possibly significant error.

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Highland achiever at Tennants

09 November 2020

The Fine Wine & Whisky sale at Tennants on December 12 features this Macallan-Glenlivet 1937 35-year-old Pure Highland Malt Scotch Whisky.

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Armagnac and a rare malt emerge at McTear’s

09 November 2020

A Chateau De Pomès Pédérère Armagnac distilled in 1950 is estimated at £200-300 at McTear’s Rare & Fine Whisky Auction on December 16.

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Bottle of Bas Armagnac Baron de Sigognac offered in Surrey

09 November 2020

Ewbank’s Fine Wines & Spirits auction in Surrey on December 17 includes this bottle of Bas Armagnac Baron de Sigognac 1951.

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Marvellous Chateau Latour magnums emerge at Christie's

09 November 2020

Christie’s holds its Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits sale in London on December 11.

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Wine and spirits: It’s good to cork

09 November 2020

Old Master portraits dealer Mark Weiss tells us about his love for another kind of vintage. His collection leads our special report on the wine, whisky and spirits market.

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Champagne stars at Bellmans as magnums draw demand

09 November 2020

Strong pre-sale interest emerged for two magnums of champagne offered separately at the Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) Sussex Interiors including Asian Works of Art, Wines & Spirits auction in Wisborough Green on October 20.

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‘Legendary’ Burgundy on offer at Dreweatts

09 November 2020

According to Dreweatts, the 1985 Richebourg by Henri Jayer “rightly holds the hallowed status of ‘legendary’ among Burgundy collectors – the sort of wine that people will travel across the world to experience”.

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Glen Grant on offer in Suffolk

09 November 2020

Among the selection coming up in the Wine, Port & Spirits sale at Lacy Scott & Knight on December 11 is a Glen Grant, 1948 Scotch Whisky, from the Glen Grant distillery, Strathspey. Bottled in 1960 by Berry Brothers & Rudd, it is estimated at £1500-2000.

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Macallan from 1962 features at Lyon & Turnbull auction

09 November 2020

In its Whisky & Spirits sale on December 9, Lyon & Turnbull offers a number of 1960s Macallan whiskies including this 1962 The Macallan Gordon MacPhail 100 proof.

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Japanese whisky on the cards

09 November 2020

Bonhams’ Fine and Rare Wine and Whisky sale in Hong Kong will take place over two days from November 20-21.

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Old Angus meets miniatures at Hansons

09 November 2020

Whisky big and small was a winner at Hansons (20% buyer’s premium) in Bishton Hall, Staffordshire.

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Castarede Armagnac shows class at Tate Ward

09 November 2020

Tate Ward in Shoreditch, London, was set up in 2019. Among the lots coming up in its Fine Wine and Spirits sale on December 7 is a bottle of 1893 Castarede Armagnac.

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Mirrors reflect the Mollys local magic

09 November 2020

Irish auction house Victor Mee (19% buyer’s premium) holds regular sale of pub memorabilia and collectables but the online-only October 5-6 offering was on another level.

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Red alert: Macallan matured for 78 years

09 November 2020

The oldest bottle released from The Macallan Distillery – and the oldest age statement whisky ever offered at auction – has sold for a premium-inclusive £756,400 in London.

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‘Dramatic rise in whisky prices’, says Lawrences' specialist

09 November 2020

Whisky has been a booming market in recent years, says Simon Jones, associate director at Lawrences (25% buyer’s premium) of Crewkerne.

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Rioja ready to take away

09 November 2020

Henry Adams in West Sussex will hold The December Auctions Fine Wines & Spirits sale on December 17.

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Quaret adds up to four-figure sum

09 November 2020

This lot comprising four whiskies estimated at £30-50 ended up selling for £1050 at Sheffield Auction Gallery (20% buyer’s premium) on October 30.

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Label measures up to take Laphroaig to high value

09 November 2020

A “10-year-old Laphroaig, something still readily available today” had a little bit of extra appeal when it came up for sale in west London, however.

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Auction record for a £1.2m bottle of Scotch whisky

25 October 2019

The £7.6m sale of ‘The Ultimate Whisky Collection’ at Sotheby’s in London on October 24 included a single bottle sold for £1.2m (plus 21% premium).

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