Louis XIII has collaborated with Hermès, Puiforcat and Saint-Louis to create an exclusive blend of Louis XIII cognac, to be offered in a one-lot sale. Specially crafted by cellar master Baptiste Loiseau, the blend comes in a custom Saint-Louis decanter etched with 19th-century maps of the Americas and is beautifully displayed in a bespoke coffret by Hermès. With a starting bid of $100,000, all proceeds will go directly to The Film Foundation, a non-profit organisation founded by Martin Scorsese and other leading filmmakers with the goal of preserving and restoring classic films.
Digital might live forever, but film was not made to last. Celluloid is extremely fragile; half of all films made before 1950, and over 80 per cent made before 1929, are lost forever. Enter director Martin Scorsese, who in an effort to save and restore the irreplaceable, established The Film Foundation in 1990 with filmmakers Robert Redford, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick and others. This autumn, the non-profit gets a stylish helping hand from Ludovic du Plessis and cognac house Louis XIII, which has created an exclusive blend called L’Odyssée d’Un Roi, a gesamtkunstwerk in three editions to be auctioned by Sotheby’s.
This summer, there's no reason to leave the beach. Through 1 September, Sotheby’s Wine Retail is pleased to offer free delivery to the Hamptons every Thursday. Whether you enjoy whites, rosés or reds, our experts have handpicked a selection of wines to suit all tastes. Browse their Hamptons favourites below – all available to order by the bottle or by the case. For further assistance, visit us online at SothebysWine.com or call +1 212 894 1990. To confirm your delivery, we kindly ask for order submissions by 12pm the prior day. Please note the minimum order value is $175.
In the latest installment of Sotheby’s Cellar with Eli Rodgriguez, Eli speaks with Prince Robert of Luxembourg, President and CEO of Domaine Clarence Dillon, about Sotheby’s upcoming single-owner sale of wines direct from the cellars of Château La Mission Haut Brion. The auction will take place in October 2016 in New York and will include 270 lots that date from 1916 to 2012 – representing a century of one of Bordeaux's most esteemed estates.
Eli Rodriguez takes us through the highlights of the record-setting William I. Koch auction. Achieving a remarkable $21.9 million, the 'White Glove' sale spanned 27 hours and saw buyers from 23 countries.
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