A Wine Expert’s Top Picks for Summer
Ahead of Sotheby's Photographs, Prints and Paintings Online auction, which takes place 24 June - 9 July, our wine and photographs specialists, Eli Rodriguez and Emily Bierman, discuss sale highlights over a tasting of rosé, the embodiment of al fresco dining.Kick off your summer by discovering Sotheby's most delicious rosés and seasonally themed art. Shop our featured wines here: André Dezat Sancerre Rosé 2015, Lioco: Indica Rosé 2015, Rosé de Haut Bailly 2014, Domaines Ott: Chateau de Selle Rosé 2015, Domaines Ott: Chateau de Selle 2015, Château d’Esclans, Rock Angel Rosé 2015, Château d’Esclans, Rock Angel Rosé 2015, Château d’Esclans, Garrus Rosé 2014, and Château d’Esclans, Garrus Rosé 2014.
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.
Roiling grey-blue clouds stretch across San Francisco Bay and brief morning rain showers give way to the waves of early commuters coming and going on the gritty-slick sidewalks. It’s the perfect way to begin my trip to California’s Napa Valley, for this urban scene, at the cutting edge of culture and commerce, highlights what makes Napa so different. It is fitting that one of the world’s most beautiful and important centres for winemaking would be just a stone’s throw away, and yet it is a world apart. Divided by a chasm of time and sensibility, its existence has depended upon the ever-churning engine of growth taking place here in San Francisco – just an hour’s drive away. I can think of few things more enjoyable than an extended spin through Napa Valley to experience those magnificent wineries and the verdant landscape in which they sit. As that elusive Northern California sun begins to peak from behind these swollen clouds, we set off.
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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