What first comes to mind at the mention of France? Eiffel Tower, wine and Champs Elysees. Variations are possible, but “wine” is always present. For the French themselves, wine has long become an integral part of lunch and dinner, not to mention the festive feasts. But was it always? Let’s see.
The Romans, who conquered the territory of Gaul in the 1st century BC, played a fundamental role in the development of winemaking in France. Although the Gauls initially favored Brahe, they were subsequently able to appreciate the taste of the wine. Continue reading
Wine auctions or a bottle of wine for the price of a luxury car. For “hunters” for antiques, an auction is a great opportunity to purchase the desired lot (paintings, jewelry, cars), for wine collectors it is an opportunity to buy a bottle or a whole collection of elite wine.
At internationally renowned auctions (Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Zachys, Acker Merrall & Condit, Hart Davis), the cost per bottle sometimes reaches several hundred thousand dollars. Continue reading